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High Limit Kit

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PartSelect Number PS2162282
Manufacturer Part Number LA-1053
Manufactured by Whirlpool

The high limit kit comes with three separate thermal fuses for dryers. One electric thermal fuse with a limit of 258, one gas high limit at 240, and one gas and electric high limit thermostat with a limit at 300. The thermal fuse kit shuts off the motor in the dryer when it begins to overheat. If the dryer will not heat, is overheated, shuts off too soon, or takes too long to dry then the thermal fuse might have exploded and need to be replaced. For replacement instructions refer to the diagram by manufacturer. For safety, unplug the dryer before installing the part.

This part works with the following brands: Magic Chef, Crosley, Admiral, Norge, Maytag, Jenn-Air, Hoover, Amana.

This part works with the following products: Dryer.

This part fixes the following symptoms:

  • Will Not Start.
  • No heat or not enough heat.
  • Too hot.
  • Shuts off too soon.
  • Takes too long to dry.

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High Limit Thermostat (Limit: 258-80)

Part Number 11742806

This high limit/safety thermostat is used on many gas and electric clothes dryers. It is made of metal, and is almost two inches long. With this thermostat, a dryer's heating element will cut out if the internal temperature reaches 258 degrees Fahrenheit. The element will kick back in when the temperature drops to 178 degrees Fahrenheit.

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6 of 16 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: Robin from Iuka, MS

Dryer not heating, but drum turning correctly.

I (1)unplugged the unit from the power source. (2)popped the top loose at the front corners with a screwdriver. (3)removed the single 1/4 inch hexhead screw holding the thermal limiter mount from the top of the heating element box with a 1/4 inch nutdriver. (4)removed the two wires connected to the limiter. (5)removed the two 1/4 inch hexhead screws that mount the limiter to the holder. (6)replaced the old limiter with the new one. (7)replaced the two limiter holding screws. (8)replaced the wires on the same terminals as they were removed from. (9)removed the screw holding the heating element in the box. (10)removed the element from the box by moving it to the rear slightly, lifting it up on the side the mounting screw is on and withdrawing the holding tab on the other side from the hole it passes through. (11)removed the thermal fuse holder by pulling upward on the thermal fuse mount until the thermal fuse and mount released and lifted them out of the side of the element box together. (12)removed the wires from the thermal fuse. [[>note< wires are threaded through thermal fuse mount]] (13)reconnected wires to themal fuse. (14)there are no bolts holding the fuse to it's mount, so I used a piece of masking tape to hold the fuse in place temporarily while aligning it with the mounting holes in the side of the element box, and snapped the mount, and the fuse into place with a downward motion while holding pressure on the mount in the direction of the box then removed the tape. (15)replaced the heating element into the box by threading the mounting tab into the hole it passes through while holding the element slightly to the rear of the box and lowering into place. (16)replaced the screw that holds the heating element in the box with the 1/4 inch nutdriver. (17)located the thermal limiter and its mount on the tab over the top of the heating element box, and replaced the mounting screw with the 1/4 inch nutdriver. (18)made sure all wires were secured in the clearance clips provided lowered the top and snapped it into place with equal downward pressure on the front of the top. (19)plugged in the power cord. (20)Tested machine (FIN)

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Parts Used:
  • High Limit Kit
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Socket set
Customer: susan from quincy, IL

Dryer woould overheat

I watched video provided on appliance repair. I followed the steps and exchanged out old parts for new and now my dryer works like a new dryer. thank you appliance repair for fast shipping.

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: Belaid from Acton, MA

Dryer stopped working

1- cleared all the ducts. (They were clogged and this is what caused the fuse to open)
2- Replaced the fuse from the kit
3- The dryer stopped working again after 1/2 hour -the fuse blew-up again
4- Altough the stat (the other part included in the kit) checked OK with the multimeter, it was actually defective and did not regulate the temp.
5- changed both parts included in the kit, the dryer worked normally again.

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Parts Used:
  • High Limit Kit
Level of Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
Time to do repair: More than 2 hours
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: F. Charles from Mosier, OR

Dryer would not run.

Disassembled the dryer with the help of diagrams provided on the web site. With the aid of an electrical diagram discovered inside the dryer, tested each component with a multimeter until I found the open hi-temp limit switch. Ordered the High Limit Kit because I couldn't find the hi-temp switch separately. After receiving the repair parts I read the enclosed instructions and learned that I needed the additional part enclosed with the hi-temp limit switch after all. Thanks to some forethought by the supplier, I didn't have to wait for the other part to be shipped.

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Parts Used:
  • High Limit Kit
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: Tod from Rock Hill, SC

The dryer was dead no sound no lights no motor

After reading some tips on the parts select site I isolated the high limit fuse and thermostat as the likely problem. The overheating was caused by a buildup of lint in the exhaust fan area. after clearing the obstruction, and replacing the fuse and switch I tested the dryer which worked perfectly.

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Parts Used:
  • High Limit Kit
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: Jeremy from Westerville, OH

High limit fuse thermostat blew, dryer quit working.

I ordered the part. This is now my third order. It appears that every 10-12 months this happens. I opened the top of the dryer by using a flat head screw driver to push in two clips. The clips are along the front edge of the lid about two inches in from each side. Push in with the screw driver while pulling up the lid. Once the lid is open (of course the plug is pulled) I locate the heat coil. Above the heat coil is the the thermostat, I replace that. Or maybe it is the over heat fuse, I forget. I then replace the sensor found along the side of the heat coil. Re-attach wires. Close lid. Plug back in and ready to go.

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Parts Used:
  • High Limit Kit
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: Steven from Emmaus, PA

Dryer completely dead

Pry the front of the top up - it's held on with barbed fasteners that just snap out. Underneath the hood against the back panel is the heating coil assembly. On top of it is the thermostat, hanging from the side of it is the thermal fuse. I removed the heating elements (coiled wires held in frame) to make access to the other parts easier.
Pretty much plug-n-play. One nut driver takes off everything, you might need a needle-nosed pliers to push the lugs onto the contacts of the replacement parts (they fit VERY snugly).

Also, remove the front panel and clean out the lint in the air duct - lint collecting there is apparently what drives up the temp causing the fuse to blow in the first place.

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Parts Used:
  • High Limit Kit
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: Randy from Loganville, GA

Dryer cut off during cycle

First I opened the top of the dryer, then removed the bracket holding the high limit thermostat. Then I removed the heating element to gain access to the thermal fuse. Installation was the reverse. I also cleaned out the lint trap on the front of the dryer and also checked the vent duct (it is cleaned every year). Very easy repair.

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Parts Used:
  • High Limit Kit
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: james from mcminnville, TN

Dry would not heat

First i unplugged the dryer from the outlet. Then I used a flat head screwdriver to lift open the top cover of the dryer. I removed the two wires connected to the thermal fuse and removed the two screws that attached the fuse to the holder. I placed the new fuse on the holder using the two screws. I plugged the two wires back up to the fuse and closed the lid. Be sure to fixed what caused the problem before attempting to use the dryer. I my case there was a massive amount of lint beneath the lint tray which had the vent blocked.

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Parts Used:
  • High Limit Kit
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver
Customer: Francis from Ocean Springs, MS

Dryer would not turn on

Disconnected power....lifted the top of the dryer to gain access to parts requiring replacement... Unsrcewed two screws 1/4 inch nutdriver....disconnected the two wires...connected the wires to the new part and attached screws...Removed 1 screw from heat element and raised element to get to heat sensor...sensor pops out removed wires and popped new sensor in...replaced wires closed top lid reconnected power source and started dryer

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Parts Used:
  • High Limit Kit
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: william from oak hill, VA

Dryer stopped mid-cylce, would not restart

Unplugged dryer.
Popped the lid using a butter knife by pushing in the two latches (located about 4 inches in from the side in the seam where the top lid and front panel meet).
Used pliers to remove the electrical leads to the two fuses (two leads each fuse).
Unscrewed the top fuse from the mounting bracket, then removed the heating coil, then unscrewed the lower/bottom fuse from its mounting bracket. Tested each fuse with my trusty (and rarely used) volt/ohm meter -- which verified that I had bad fuses.
Replaced the bottom/lower fuse, re-attached to the mounting bracket, reconnected the electrical leads.
Replaced the heating coil.
Replaced the top fuse in its mounting bracket and reconnected the electrical leads.
Closed the lid. Plugged in the dryer. Works like a charm.
NOTE: I checked more than 50 feet of exhaust duct to make certain there were no clogs (which is what caused the problem). I discovered that my conduit (that tube-like thing that connects the exhaust from the dryer to the exhaust port in the wall or floor) was kinked and created a clog. I trimmed it and now it works and I have improved drying performance.

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Parts Used:
  • High Limit Kit
Level of Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
Time to do repair: 1- 2 hours
Tools: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: Dennis from Trout Run, PA

Dryer would not turn on (dead)

After removing the control panel face plate, the lid, the front panel, and the drum, I had to trouble shoot the wiring to determine the dead spot. I found it to be the thermal fuse for the heating element. I then unplugged the wires to the fuse, removed the fuse from the fuse bracket, and then replaced evrything in reverse order.

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Parts Used:
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Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
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Customer: Lora from Sundown, TN

Dryer would not turn on

After searching you site for other similar problems, we ordered the part that we thought we needed, it arrived within 3 days, my husband installed the part and the dryer started. The information you have on your site was great, it gives you an idea about what to test before having to call a repairman. There were several people that had the same problem and with their description it was easy to test the fuse. Thanks it saved us alot of money and time. I can't describe how the repair was done, my husband did it, but it was very easy

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Parts Used:
  • High Limit Kit
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Nutdriver
Customer: Dan from Vero Beach, FL

Light would not come on dryer, timer would tick down but motor would not come on.

Popped top open, matched up parts, changed them. Dryer cranked up,got hug from wife. Done life is good.

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Parts Used:
  • High Limit Kit
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Socket set
Customer: Susan Q. from Norfolk, VA

My dryer died mid-load with a slight burning smell.

I googled burning smell dead dryer and read that most often the problem was either due to a clogged lint vent. After checking the power source and the lint vent with no results, was suggested that the thermal fuse needed to be replaced. When replacing the fuse, it is also recommended to replace the thermostat, both come in the high limit kit. After receiving my kit and googling dryer schematics I was able to figure out how to replace the fuse and high limit thermostat. When I first tested it I could still smell a little burning, but it dissipated and works well yet again! I had to replace the drum belt last year, and both times I've done my own repairs it has cost me less than $25 for the parts. Being a female on a budget, I was extremely pleased and proud to have figured out how to do the repairs on my own. I appreciated being able to order the parts as well as the speedy shipping!

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