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High Limit Thermostat (Limit: 200-30)

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PartSelect Number PS11740647
Manufacturer Part Number WP303396
Manufactured by Whirlpool
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 products:
Maytag, International, Crosley, Jenn-Air.
Part# WP303396 replaces these:
AP6007530, 303396
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Doug
October 21, 2017
Cleaned out a lot of lint. Dryer still won't heat at all. What part is needed and where is it on the machine.
For model number MDE5500AYW
Hi Doug, Thank you for your question. There are a number of parts that you can check to see if they are not working. Your door switch, your thermostats, your heating element, and your thermal fuses. I would suggest testing your thermal fuses first. You have two of them. One attached to your heating element and one in your blower area. You can test all of these parts with a multi meter. I hope that helps. Good luck with your repair.

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Jenny
October 25, 2017
My dryer stopped heating.How do I know if it's the thermostat or the heating element, that needs replaced?
For model number DE612
Hi Jenny , Thank you for the question. The only way you can tell for sure before ordering the parts is to test the parts with a multi meter and check the resistance.Hope this helps!

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Terry
January 25, 2018
Would this part be the first thing to try if dryer is not heating??
Hello Terry, Thank you for your inquiry. Yes, this would be one of the first parts to try. You can actually test it with a multimeter to see if it has continuity. If you are unfamiliar with how a multimeter functions, there are YouTube videos available to assist you. I have also included a link to our troubleshooting video on how to fix a dryer with no heat. Hope this helps! https://www.partselect.com/Repair/Dryer/Not-Enough-Heat/

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Martin
February 10, 2018
It seems that the heater is not cycling because I put my heater checker inside of the unit and it was like 285 degrees and you could not touch the back of the unit without getting burned. I was just wondering if this high-limit thermostat on the heating element could be the problem?
For model number LDE9806ACE
Hello Martin, Thanks for your question. It would be worth testing the thermostats, the temperature switch, and the thermal fuses for continuity with a multimeter to see if they have continuity. Replace anything that does not have continuity. I hope this helps.

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Dale
September 23, 2017
I am not getting power to the timer. Dryer starts and runs, but will not shut off.
For model number DE 7500
Hello Dale, thank you for contacting us. If your dryer will not shut off, start, or does not tumble, replacing the door switch can solve this problem. Hope this helps!

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Evan
August 13, 2019
My hi limit thermostat has 4 connectors on it, every other one i can find only has 2. ?
For model number de412
Hello Evan, thank you for contacting us. There are two High Limit Thermostats on your model. This one and the one with the four connectors is part number PS11740651. Good luck with your repair!

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Jonnie
September 19, 2019
The dryer seems to be running fine but isn't heating. I've also noticed that the timer isn't moving while the dryer is running. I don't know if this helps narrow the problem down or not.Thanks
For model number MDE2500AYW
Hello Jonnie, thank you for writing. This may be due to a faulty Timer Dial Skirt, part number PS11741055 for your model. You may also want to consider this High Limit Thermostat, part number PS11740647 as the cause. Good luck with your repair!

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Art
October 16, 2019
Getting a burnt smell from dryer , heater getting very hot
For model number Mde5500ayw
Hello Art, thank you for writing. The overheating may be caused by a faulty High Limit Thermostat. This part number PS11740647 is the compatible replacement for your model. You may need to replace the Heating Element as well, part number PS11740682. It is not recommended to use the dryer in this condition. Good luck with your repair!

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Debra
November 23, 2017
We just replaced the wp303396 and wp307473. Dryer worked great for couple of days and now exactly same problem as before replacing. Any input on what could be causing and what needs to be done to fix? Thanks
For model number MDE5500AYW
HI Debra, Thank you for the question. As a safety precaution these parts can blow when the dryer is over heating. In most cases the hose leading to the air vent outside is blocked. You can make sure the hose is laying flat with no dips or bends as it can collect lint and condensation. Also check to make sure no critters have decided to take up residence in there.You can also open up the cabinet and vacuum out any lint build up and dust. Hope this helps!

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Jimmy
November 20, 2018
My dryer is got low heat and taking to long to dry what could be the problem.
For model number MDE6000AYW
Hi Jimmy, thank you for your question. Looking at your model information there are a few parts that you should take out and test to see which one is giving you the issue. The first parts to check in this case would be all of your thermostats and thermal fuses. You can test those parts with a multi meter and they should be reading 0 ohms to be working correctly. If those parts are fine, you should then go on to testing your heating element as well. You can also test that with a multi meter and it should be reading between 0 - 50 ohms. Something else you should also check would be your filter and ducts. Make sure there is absolutely no blockage that would restrict air flow in your appliance. I hope that helps. Good luck with your repair.

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Part Videos

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

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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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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.
  • Raymond from Marlton, NJ
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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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.
  • David from Plymouth, MA
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers, Socket set
  • Parts Used:
    WP694674, WP303396
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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)
  • Nova from Hudson, OH
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers, Socket set
  • Parts Used:
    WP303396
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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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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.
  • Gilbert from Hollister, CA
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • Parts Used:
    WPY308612, WP303396
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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.
  • Charles from Navarre, FL
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
  • Parts Used:
    WP307249, WP303396
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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.
  • 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
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Dryer ran hot
Took off door, then removed front of dryer to access the internal controls. Project went pretty darn well
  • Larry from Swanton, OH
  • Difficulty Level:
    A Bit Difficult
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers, Socket set
  • Parts Used:
    WP303396
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No Heat
Insure the double pole breaker in the breaker box is functioning properly.
  • Mark from Napa, CA
  • Difficulty Level:
    Very Difficult
  • Total Repair Time:
    More than 2 hours
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • Parts Used:
    WP303396
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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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