2177455-1-S-Whirlpool-W10116735-Limit Thermostat
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Limit Thermostat

PartSelect Number PS2177455

This hi-limit thermostat acts as a safety mechanism that keeps the dryer from overheating. With this thermostat, a dryer's heating element will cut out if the internal temperature reaches 225 degrees Fahrenheit. The element will kick back in when the temperature drops to 185 degrees Fahrenheit - the differential of 40 degrees.

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:

  • No heat or not enough heat.
  • Will not start.
  • Temperature too hot.
  • Takes too long to dry.
  • Shuts off too soon on auto dry.
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High Limit Thermal Fuse

Part Number 2041343

Meant as a backup to a high limit thermostat, this fuse is typically set to trip at a higher temperature than that of a high limit thermostat. This is a one-time use fuse, so when it does trip, you do need to replace it. It's letting you know that something is wrong with your dryer.

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Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair:1- 2 hours

ToolsScrew drivers, Socket set

Customerjennifer from Nashville TN

Dryer overheating - clothes have a burned rubber smell

This Web site is a treasure. I found it and watched the repair videos. First, remove the bottom panel on the front of the dryer, the one below the door. Then remove the door panel, detaching the signal and light wires. Be sure to mark them first, as to which is on top and which is first. Then I removed the drum panel, with the lint box attached - you only need to remove that from the drum panel if you want to clean the inside of it. Lastly I removed the drum. You have to take the belt off the roller underneath first. After taking everything off from the front, it's super easy to get to the fuse and thermostat in the back. The most challenging part was putting the belt back onto the roller. It has a spring, so you have to stretch it far enough so that the belt will fit around it. Be sure to watch the video to understand the configuration of the belt and roller. Good luck!

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Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair:More than 2 hours

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench set

CustomerWalter from Cairo GA

Initially taking 3 cycles to dry completely, then no power at all.

In my case I had no idea initially what was wrong so I tore the entire dryer apart. Took the control panel apart, the front kick plate off, the door assemly off, then took the entire dryer housing off the base so I could get to everything. It was at this point I decided to try to seriously repair it myself. I found PartsSelect, read through the appropriate repair stories and determined the only real possible parts. I ordered the parts, received them promptly, and replaced 4 of the 5. The parts were easy to replace, just unplug the wires, used a socket set to remove the bolts holding them and replaced. I also unplugged the two wires to the element, unbolted it, cleaned it out and replaced it. The 5th part, the roller shaft did not have to be replaced. The original was in fine condition, it had simply loosened and was wobbly from 12 years of use. The bearing was still perfect with no slack in the shaft at all. After hooking up what I needed to for a test run, all was well. I then took about 2 hours to put everything back together. The dryer now works perfectly........dries loads completely in approx. 30 minutes and runs whisper quiet.

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Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Socket set, Wrench set

Customerrussell from anamosa IA

Would run but would not heat

removed front cover and top took drum out remove heating unit replced limit switch and fuse reinstalled installed new idler put new belt around drum installed drum replaced glides put top back on and front cover . then replaced boosting heater witch is on the blower also cycling thermostat

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