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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Parts Used

  • 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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  • High Limit Kit

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Pliers

CustomerPAUL from HUDSON NH

Dryer would not start

Used key tip to open dryer lid. Used an ohm meter to check door siwtch and fuses; found thermal limit fuse open. Took photo of wiring for reference. Disconnected heat element and fuses. Removed temp sensor from above element and removed screw retaining heater. Needle nose pliers used to remove clip which retains thermal fuse. Replaced thermal fuse with matching color coded dot (purple) and reinstalled clip. Check the seating of clip and fuse, this is an important safety feature. Put element back in place and checked that retaining screw properly secured clip/fuse. Replaced temp sensor with new unit and reinstalled over heater. Connected wiring and used ohm meter to check for shorts to chasis. Verified all connections secure and no loose wire clips. Closed lid, plugged unit into AC and runs perfect. This is a good time to check all lint traps, housing, and duct work for excess lint. Clogged ducts can cause fire an run unit longer than needed to dry clothes. Partselect.com is by far the best repair parts site.

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  • High Limit Kit

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers, Socket set

CustomerJoyce from Albion MI

Dryer would not start and the interior light was not working.

My husband raised up the top of the dryer and removed the heating coil and fuse w/bracket. Installed new fuse in that one. He then proceeded to go further down into the dryer and found the bracket with the other 2 fuses. He replaced those. Put all parts back together. Cleaned out all the built up lint. Plugged it in and it works like the day it was new. Your comment section and video repair clip of this was tremendous in helping us determine what our problem was. About $35.00 total for this repair. Thank you

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  • High Limit Kit

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsNutdriver

CustomerEric from Brockton MA

My dryer would not start

After viewing the video and looking at the problem at hand, it was relatively easy to simply replace the parts. At first I wasn't really sure this was the problem, but I figured, if it worked, then it cost me about $30, so it was worth the chance. Otherwise it would have been a new dryer. Hey, it worked, and the video made it easy. The only somewhat difficult part was maneuvering around some of the sharp, edgy parts of the machine. I dropped a screw and used an extension magnet to pick it up. Overall, it was easy. Thanks for the help.

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  • High Limit Kit

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Pliers, Socket set

CustomerWilly from Byron GA

Dryer won't start..

I have no knowlegde about electrical repair.I just read all problems and video on how to repair this dryer.So dryer won't start ,Ichange the timer assembly,resistor and the last one is high limit kit.I follow all instruction and remove the defective parts one by one ,piece by piece while looking on the pc for instruction to repair it.Less than 30 minutes I'm done.Thank you part select for your tutorial on line that save me money to buy a new one.Now my dryer run smooth as new one...Bingo.

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  • High Limit Kit

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsNutdriver

CustomerFrank from Richardson TX

Dryer quit working

Followed the video instructions online - very easy repair and saved me some money.

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  • High Limit Kit

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers, Socket set

CustomerHeather from Little Rock AR

The dryer had stopped working and the light wasn't working either.

I read the repair instructions on the site and watched the video. I followed someone else's suggestion and took the front of the dryer down to clean out the area below the lint trap. I know why the fuse blew! Then I was able to replace the fuse and the high limit fuse. Let me tell you, the instructions are really easy - I'm a 43 year old woman and my 4 1/2 year old son was helping me. We managed to fix the dryer before Daddy got home! Thank you!

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  • High Limit Kit

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:1- 2 hours

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers

CustomerGregory from Appleton WI

Dryer wouldn't turn on

IMPORTANT!!! Before doing this repair I had already replaced thermal fuse kit and the dryer worked for a few days but the fuses blew again. After digging deeper I realized the fuses were blowing because there was too much lint disturbing the air flow behind the lint catcher on the FRONT panel. Found instructions on Parts select to remove front panel and clean that area leading into the blower fan. I followed instructions and then replaced the thermal fuse kit and the dryer has since been working normally.

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Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers

Customerjimmy from montgomery TX

The dryer will not start

I went to the part selects website, put my dryers part number into the "find your part" field,,, on the next page i clicked on my symptom "will not start",, next page pops up with what part is bad and a video of a repairman actually doing the repair step by step (very cool). I purchased the recommended part, got the parts in a couple of days and did the repair myself,"fantastic". I love this website, I saved a lot of money in repairs and saved a lot of my time bringing it too and from the repair shop. I will recommend this website to all of my friends. Jimmy

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Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsNutdriver

CustomerAmber from Rock Springs WY

No start/low heat

After replacing these parts (VERY EASY!) my dryer is back online. As a mechanic/oilfield/trucker, I don't have time to mess around with this kind of stuff. My husband wanted to take the credit here.....lol. THANK YOU!

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Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsNutdriver

CustomerSteve from Memphis TN

Dryer wouldn't start.

I googled issue, and partselect.com came up with their thermostat kit as the solution. After following the youtube video on the part page, my dryer was fixed for less than $35!

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  • High Limit Kit

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsSocket set

CustomerSusan 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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  • High Limit Kit

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers

CustomerEduardo from Hialeah FL

Dryer would not start.

I followed the instructions outlined in the install video provided by PartSelect. As Steve mentioned in the video, it is an easy repair, and following his instructions made it even easier. Finding PartSelect when I googled the dryer's problem was a God-sent. PartSelect provided not just the parts and repair instructions, but the necessary info to properly diagnose the trouble with my dryer. You can bet I will be referring all my friends to PartSelect.com when they need to service their appliances.

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Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsNutdriver

CustomerDarrell from Wernersville PA

Power to dryer, but, didn't work

watched the video and decided to order the kit and try it. It was easier to do than I expected. Thought I was going to spend alot on a repairman or purchase a new dryer. Bought the kit, it arrived in 3 days and 15 min later, the dryer was running again.

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Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsNutdriver

Customerrobert from newnan GA

Maytag electric dryer would not start

I looked for tips on maytag electric dryer startup issues. After seeing that 80% of the problem was High Limit Kit replacement I ordered the kit and installed the kit with included instructions and online info. It took 20 minutes to do and the dryer is back in business. Thanks for the fast delivery of the parts and great price for the solution to the problem.

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