High Limit Kit

PartSelect Number PS2162282

This kit comes with three separate thermal fuses and is usually used with clothes dryers that have a fan mounted on the motor shaft. Included within this kit is the high limit (Limit: 258) the gas high limit (Limit: 240) and the gas and electric high limit thermostat (Limit: 300).

This part works with the following brands: Whirlpool, Admiral, Estate, Inglis, Kenmore, KitchenAid, Roper, Maytag, Crosley, Jenn-Air, Hardwick, Magic Chef, Amana, Caloric & Glenwood.

This part fixes the following symptoms:

  • Will not start.
  • No heat or not enough heat.
  • Temperature too hot.
  • Shuts off too soon on auto dry.
  • Takes too long to dry.
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High Limit Thermostat - Limit: 258-80

Part Number 2047800

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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  • High Limit Kit

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers

Customerjames 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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  • High Limit Kit

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsNutdriver

CustomerFrancis 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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  • High Limit Kit

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsPliers, Screw drivers

Customerwilliam 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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Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers, Socket set

CustomerWanda from Ft. Lauderdale FL

Agitator wouldn't spin

Pulled the cap off, used a 7/16" socket with 10" extension, lifted the agitator off, cleaned & installed the repair kit, very simple repair.

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  • High Limit Kit

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair:1- 2 hours

ToolsNutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers

CustomerDennis 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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Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

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CustomerLora 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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  • High Limit Kit

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsNutdriver

CustomerDan 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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  • High Limit Kit

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers

Customertin from boonton NJ

Machine stop function

Clean out the vent line and filter area with vacuum, and proceed to replace with high limit kit.

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  • High Limit Kit

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers, Socket set

CustomerRyan from Bethlehem PA

Dryer wouldn't turn on.

First I removed power cable from outlet, then I lifted the top panel and rotate to the backward. High Limit kit took about 10 mins to install. I took a few more minutes to vacuum out all the lint. Dryer is working well.

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  • High Limit Kit

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers, Socket set

CustomerThomas from Dayton OH

Dryer wouldn't turn (no power, no nothing)

Took off old parts (High Limit Thermostat and Thermal Fuse) and addition throughly cleaned out lint trap by removing front door panel for easier access to trap lint. This is crucial, if you have too much of a blockage your new thermal fuse will most likely blow again. My dryer now works like a champ again. Thanks .

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  • High Limit Kit

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:1- 2 hours

ToolsPliers, Screw drivers

CustomerJ. Keith from Sanford NC

Dryer dead, no heat no light no spinning

Web site advised checking thermal fuse, opened dryer top and fuse was bad. Thermal fuse kit had exact parts needed. replaced thermal fuse and high limit thermostat using new ones in kit. couple of screws, a little contortion. worked perfectly. took ~45 minutes to diagnose, 15 minutes to replace parts.***important**** dryer vent was clogged with lint which is apparently usual reason for this problem, so CLEAN OUT VENT HOSE!!!!

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  • High Limit Kit

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair:More than 2 hours

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers

CustomerJohn from Denver CO

Dryer just quit working, after reading some of your repair tips I diagnosed the problem.

I started by unplugging the power source. I took the putty knife to push the two clips on front under the top edge of machine to raise the top. located & removed two screws (one on each side) to remove the front. I removed the door switch so I could then remove front to facilitate a good cleaning inside the lint trap & dryer itself. I then located & removed high limit thermostat. On my dryer model the thermal fuse is located below the heating coils so I removed them & the front bracket they are attached to so I could get to fuse. I removed & replaced fuse & reassembled parts & pieces. Plugged in dryer & success as it seems to run as good as new. Thanks for your quick response in shipment & especially your listing of repair tips. John B.

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Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers

CustomerRobin 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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Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsScrew drivers, Socket set

CustomerBelaid 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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  • High Limit Kit

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsPliers, Socket set

CustomerJames from Cary NC

Dryer would not run.

used the tips found on this site, cannot state it any better than that. For $50, for parts and 1 day shipping, it was well worth it. Put in new parts and started right up.

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