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Thermostat, High Limit 221 F (

Product Description

Thermostat, High Limit 221 F ( Specifications

  • This high-limit thermostat acts as safety mechanism to keep the dryer from overheating. Once the dryer temperature reaches 221 degrees Fahrenheit, this piece will shut down power to the heating element until it drops by 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Once the temperature decreases, the thermostat will restore heat in the dryer.

  • Silver, Black

  • Metal, Plastic

  • High Limit Thermostat, Hi-Limit Thermostat, Dryer High-Limit Thermostat

  • This part features 1 high limit thermostat with a terminal extension arm

  • This thermostat is located beneath the dryer vent at the back of the appliance. The terminal extension arm connects to the heater element terminal.

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Troubleshooting

This part fixes the following symptoms:

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

This part works with the following products:

Dryer.

This part works with the following brands:

Whirlpool, Kenmore, Maytag, Roper, Crosley, Inglis, Estate, Amana, KitchenAid, Admiral, Magic Chef.

Part # WP3977767 replaces these:

3399693, 3977767, WP3977767VP.

What does this part do:

A high-limit thermostat is a switch that is actuated by temperature change. This high limit thermostat acts as safety mechanism to keep the dryer from overheating. Once the dryer temperature reaches 221 degrees Fahrenheit, this piece will shut down power to the heating element until it drops by 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Once the temperature decreases, the thermostat will restore heat in the dryer.

Why does this part break:

High limit thermostats are prone to wear and malfunction with normal dryer use, over time.

What happens when this part breaks:

If your thermostat is malfunctioning, your dryer may not heat.

Attaches to:

This thermostat is located beneath the dryer vent at the back of the appliance. The thermostat terminal extension arm connects to the heater element terminal.

Replace part if:

You can test the high limit thermostat with a multimeter. Test the thermostat for continuity at room temperature. If your reading indicates a defective thermostat, it must be replaced.
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John from Indianapolis, IN
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
15 - 30 mins
Tools:
Nutdriver
Parts Used:
WP3977767, WP3387134, 279816
Dryer would take forever to dry clothes, even on high setting
I ordered all the thermal sensors for the dryer. They arrived two days later and they were the correct parts. It took me about 1/2 hour to replace all three sensors and now the dryer works like new again. My wife was very pleased, so was I.
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Michael from Parker, FL
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
15 - 30 mins
Tools:
Nutdriver
Parts Used:
WP3977767, WP3387134, 279838
Heat in dryer very low, would take an hour and half to dry a load
First I called an appliance repair place. They charged me $40 to come out and said "the air vent might be clogged". I snaked it out and really wasn't anything in there. So I started thinking it might be a thermostat. After reading the reviews that others posted here, I said, "how hard can it be"? Thanks to PartsSelect putting a diagram (schematic) of the parts, I could see what I was looking for when I removed the back panel. So I took my nutdrivers out, disconnected the vent hose and removed the 10 or so nuts off the back panel & got it out of the way. Took out the vacuum cleaner and sucked all the lint out. Removed the housing where the heating element was and marked on both thermostats and housing where each wires went. As cheap as PartsSelect had the thermostats priced, I figured why not remove the guesswork by buying the highlimit and cycling thermostats and a new heating element too. One screw in each thermostat and out they came. Swapped wires with new thermostats and put them back. With the heating element...it was all one piece, so no fighting to get the element into an old housing. Just swapped them. Put the back panel on and reconnected the vent hose. Cost to repair: about $100. Time for parts to get to me: 2 days. Time to install new parts: about 10 minutes. Knowing that I have a dryer that runs like new AND saving a TON of money on electric bill....THAT is priceless. Thanks PartsSelect!
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Herbert from Holley, NY
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
30 - 60 mins
Tools:
Pliers, Socket set
Parts Used:
4392065, WP3977767, 279838
No heat,thumping when running
Removed front panel, drum,replaced belt,tensioner and worn rollers. Then removed rear panel and replaced heating element and high limit thermostat. While I was there completely cleaned inside of dryer. Repair and replacement of parts was quite easy. Just take your time and don't hurry it.
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Derwin from Waleska, AL
Difficulty Level:
Easy
Total Repair Time:
30 - 60 mins
Tools:
Screw drivers
Parts Used:
WP3977767, WP3387134
dryer did not heat anymore
My husband removed the old (2) thermostats..then installed the new ones...he said the only thing he needed was his battery run screwdriver, and it was really needed!
we are happy with the ordering, delivery, and the ease of replacement of our new parts. Thanks.
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David from Ravenel, SC
Difficulty Level:
Easy
Total Repair Time:
30 - 60 mins
Tools:
Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Parts Used:
WP3977767, WP3392519, WP3387134, 279816
No heat, drum would turn, fan would run.
Ordered all of the thermostats and fuses. Unplugged appliance. Removed back panel. Replaced all items, still did not heat. I removed the 2 screws from the filter housing, and lifted the top. I disconnected the door sensor. I removed the 2 5/16" retaining bolts and removed the front cover, supported the drum and discovered a loose connection on the harness that connects to the drum motor. (Engineered not to heat up unless everything else is functional, including drum rotation.) I reestablished a good connection and buttonned her back up. Now i have spare thermostats.
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Lucio from North Miami Beach, FL
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
Less than 15 mins
Tools:
Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Parts Used:
WP3977767, WP3392519, 279838
Blowing cool air only.
Removed & Replaced heating element, thermostat, thermal fuse, and walla, it's done. Just Three bolts to remove. Less than fifteen minutes work!! Works great!!
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Dave from Hudson, WI
Difficulty Level:
Easy
Total Repair Time:
30 - 60 mins
Tools:
Parts Used:
WP3977767, WP3392519, 279816
Dryer not starting
Read the info' about the possible causes, checked out the Thermal fuse with a multimeter found it had blown. Cleared out debris from the blower wheel and ducting, replaced the themostats and fuse. Dryer started up....should be good for another 5 years!
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Wilford from Colonial Heights, VA
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
15 - 30 mins
Tools:
Nutdriver, Pliers
Parts Used:
WP3977767, WP3392519, 279838
Running but no heat
I read the repair stories on PartSelect.com and decided to buy the thermostat, fuse, and heating element so I was sure to fix whatever the problem was on the first try. I replaced the thermostat fuse and hi-heat thermostat before finding the heating element was broken. I replaced it and even with my 4 and 6 year old helpers, was finished in 20 minutes. Thanks to the PartSelect schematic, I knew what I was looking for and it was as easy as in the picture. I saved time and money thanks to PartSelect.com and other user comments on the site.
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Victor from San Antonio, TX
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
Less than 15 mins
Tools:
Nutdriver
Parts Used:
WP3977767, 279769
too long to dry
First I removed the two screws that hold the element in place. I then pulled the element out about 3 inches and disconnected the two wires, then connect the two wires into new element, and put the element back in place, and put the back cover, now it getting really hot, and save me a lot of time and money on energy too.
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Andrew from Roslyn Heights, NY
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
Less than 15 mins
Tools:
Nutdriver, Pliers
Parts Used:
WP3977767, 279838
The Dryer was working normally, just no heat
Very Very Easy all you need is a 1/4 inch nutdriver. 1st remove the screws from the back of the dryer. 2nd you will see a shaft like duct work. remove the 2 screws from this shaftway, lift out the old heating element and replace with the new element. Part select was right on target and fast. 2 days to recieve my order. I expected to have to buy a new appliance. Partselect made it possible to fix it like new for around $80.00
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Model Cross Reference

This part works with the following models:

PartSelect Number: PS11742185
Manufacturer Part Number: WP3977767
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