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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.
  • 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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1 of 3 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: Wanda 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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Parts Used:
  • High Limit Kit
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: Christy from Austin, TX

Dryer wouldn't turn and heat wouldn't turn on

Followed the diagram posted on this website to remove and replace the high limit thermal sensor and thermal fuse. My husband thinks I'm a genius, but it really was easy or I couldn't have done it.

PS - Don't forget to try to fix what caused the fuse to blow in the first place - in my case it was years of lint build-up.

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Parts Used:
  • High Limit Kit
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Pliers, Socket set
Customer: James 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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Parts Used:
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Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Pliers
Customer: PAUL 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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Parts Used:
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Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: Joyce 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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Parts Used:
  • High Limit Kit
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver
Customer: Eric 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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Parts Used:
  • High Limit Kit
Level of Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Pliers, Socket set
Customer: Willy 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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Parts Used:
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Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver
Customer: Frank from Richardson, TX

Dryer quit working

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

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Parts Used:
  • High Limit Kit
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: Heather 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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Parts Used:
  • High Limit Kit
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 1- 2 hours
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: Gregory 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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Parts Used:
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Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: jimmy 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 Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Nutdriver
Customer: Amber 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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Parts Used:
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Level of Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver
Customer: Steve 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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Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: Eduardo 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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Parts Used:
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Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver
Customer: Darrell 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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