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High Limit Thermostat (Limit: 200-30) – Part Number: WP303396
High Limit Thermostat (Limit: 200-30) – Part Number: WP303396 High Limit Thermostat (Limit: 200-30) – Part Number: WP303396 High Limit Thermostat (Limit: 200-30) – Part Number: WP303396 https://partselectcom.azureedge.net/Schematics/Maytag/36206.gif

High Limit Thermostat (Limit: 200-30)

Product Description

High Limit Thermostat (Limit: 200-30) Specifications

This high limit/safety thermostat is used on many of Maytag's brands of gas and electric clothes dryers. With this thermostat, a dryer's heating element will cut out if the internal temperature reaches 200 degrees Fahrenheit. The element will kick back in when the temperature drops to 170 degrees Fahrenheit.

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Troubleshooting

This part fixes the following symptoms:

No heat or not enough heat, Too hot, Takes too long to dry, Will Not Start.

This part works with the following products:

Dryer, Washer Dryer Combo.

This part works with the following brands:

Maytag, International, Crosley, Jenn-Air.

Part # WP303396 replaces these:

303396.
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Replacing your Maytag Dryer High Limit Thermostat (Limit: 200-30)

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Andrew from Goldsboro, NC
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
15 - 30 mins
Tools:
Nutdriver
Parts Used:
WP33001762, WP307473, WP3387137, WP303396
Unit would not come on due to blown fuse
Remove 2 front door screws and 2 side cover screws .
Remove front cover replace switches and fuses.
De- lint the blower and vent duct.
Reinstall cover door finished.
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Raymond from Marlton, NJ
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
Less than 15 mins
Tools:
Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Parts Used:
WP694674, 33001809, WP306199, WP303396
Dryer not staying hot. Heat shuts off and doesn't come back on.
Detach front door and pop off front panel. Replaced heating unit on right and all parts on unit. Replaced cycling timer and thermostor on left. The thermostat was the last item replaced. We did this on three stages. First we replaced heating element, still had problem. Then we replaced the high limit and cycling thermostats, still had problem. Had a repairman out. He could not figure it out, because there were no error codes. He suggested replacing the thermostor. We did that and it fixed our problem. We could have saved alot if we did that first, but no one mentioned that part.
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Nova from Hudson, OH
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
Less than 15 mins
Tools:
Screw drivers, Socket set
Parts Used:
WP303396
Broken contact on high limit thermostat - dryer no start
First I unplugged the dryer! Then unscrewed the two screws at the bottom of the front door. To remove the front door, swing the bottom up about 30 degrees until the two triangular hooks at the top of the door release. Then release the two wires going to the door switch from their harness so as to gain more slack to move the door out of the way. The switch was secured by 2 hex head sheet metal screws1/4inch in diameter. I used a small right angle socket wrench to get these loose. I only had to remove the front screw completely to be able to take the switch out for exchange purposes. Once this was done, reverse the process and plug it in! (BTW, the electrical schematic for this dryer is up under the top console)
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David from Plymouth, MA
Difficulty Level:
Easy
Total Repair Time:
30 - 60 mins
Tools:
Screw drivers, Socket set
Parts Used:
WP694674, WP303396
maytag dryer-no heat or heat at start-10 mins no heat
replaced high limit thermostat-303396 and cycling thermostat-306056 approx $48.00. Remove dryer door with 2 screws in hinges and 2 screws on other side.Remove front panel-pull out from top-swing down to unhinge from bottom hooks to expose parts lower front. Small socket for high limit thermostat bolts@heating element housing and same socket for cycling thermostat@blower
exhaust air housing-both easily accessible in front lower area.Unplug power before working inside.
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Chris from Marietta, GA
Difficulty Level:
Easy
Total Repair Time:
1- 2 hours
Tools:
Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Wrench set
Parts Used:
WP6-3129480, W10857122, WP307178, WP303396, 12001541
Sqeaking and sqealing
Removed the front (two screws at bottom).
Marked all the wires for the door switch, bulb socket and sensor and unplugged.
Removed the barrel hanger (four hex screws two each side).
Cleaned and vacuumed internals.
Removed the front hanger and barrell.
Started with rear rollers, removed old rollers and washers.
Using 1/2" box end wrench loosened roller shaft nuts on rear of bracket.
Installed in reverse shafts, washers, rollers, snap rings.
Installed new theromstat on new element,
Removed screws from old element.
Swapped wires from one post on old element to new. Installed new element.
Reinstalled barrell, and front hanger.
Realigned new belt, making sure all clearences around idler pulley.
Free wheeled barrel, no binding.
Re-attached sensor and switch leads.
Reattached front.

Plugged in and tested successful.
Took two hours and three beers.
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Gilbert from Hollister, CA
Difficulty Level:
Easy
Total Repair Time:
15 - 30 mins
Tools:
Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Parts Used:
WPY308612, WP303396
dryer wouldn't heat
First I removed the two screws from the dryer front cover (located just under door)I Then swung font cover up and off it's latches. Exposing drum asy and heating element. Using a nut driver to remove two hold down screws and disconnect electrical wires from heating element. Really simple! took me approxmatly 20 minutes and this included vacuuming inside motor area with a shop vac.
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Charles from Navarre, FL
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
15 - 30 mins
Tools:
Screw drivers
Parts Used:
WP307249, WP303396
Dryer over heating...not shutting off or going thru cycles properly.
Opened front of dryer & watched the heating unit not shutting off. Purchased the proper high limit thermostat. Replaced it and the multi-temp cycling thermostat for good measure. My dryer runs like new with no additional problems. Thanks for making parts so readily available. Thought I was going to have to replace my dryer, but now it's fixed.....Thanks,again.
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Larry from Swanton, OH
Difficulty Level:
A Bit Difficult
Total Repair Time:
30 - 60 mins
Tools:
Screw drivers, Socket set
Parts Used:
WP303396
Dryer ran hot
Took off door, then removed front of dryer to access the internal controls. Project went pretty darn well
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Kathy from Lilburn, GA
Difficulty Level:
A Bit Difficult
Total Repair Time:
1- 2 hours
Tools:
Screw drivers, Socket set
Parts Used:
WP33001762, WP307178, WP303396
Dryer wasn't heating sufficiently/consistently.
Removed front cover, removed old heating unit, installed new thermostat,heating coil inside the dryer and finally replaced the fuse in the front. The main complication was reaching the screws for the heating coil, not really complex.
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Mark from Napa, CA
Difficulty Level:
Very Difficult
Total Repair Time:
More than 2 hours
Tools:
Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Parts Used:
WP303396
No Heat
Insure the double pole breaker in the breaker box is functioning properly.
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Model Cross Reference

This part works with the following models:

PartSelect Number: PS11740647
Manufacturer Part Number: WP303396
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