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Thermostat, High Limit 221 F (

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PartSelect Number PS11742185
Manufacturer Part Number WP3977767
Manufactured by Whirlpool

This hi-limit thermostat with Terminal Extension Arm acts as as safety mechanism that keeps the dryer from overheating. Once the dryer temperature reaches 221 degrees Farenheit, this piece will shut down power to the heating element until it drops by 80 degrees Farenheit.

This part works with the following brands: Whirlpool, Kenmore, Roper, Maytag, Estate, Inglis, KitchenAid, Crosley, Amana, Admiral, Magic Chef.

This part works with the following products: Dryer.

This part fixes the following symptoms:

  • No heat or not enough heat.
  • Takes too long to dry.
  • Too hot.
  • Will Not Start.
  • Shuts off too soon.
  • Will not shut off.
  • Timer will not advance.

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Question:

How do I remove the old hi-limit thermostat and replace it with this one?

Gillis
Answer:

Hello Gillis, one side of the hi-limit goes onto the heater terminal and the other connects to the wire. Replace the old one on the heater leg with the new one. Best of luck with this repair.

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Question:

Can I test this with a multi-meter? If so how will I know if it is still in good condition?

Ed
Answer:

Hi Ed, yes, this high-limit thermostat can be tested with a multi-meter tool, and should read closed for continuity. Please let us know if you have any further questions.

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Question:

Dryer has been not really heating properly lately, having to cycle many times..today, zero heating today, tub turns, etc..just no heat...we found this site, husband used a tool to check the high limit thermostat, which we are ordering, my question is can you really check the heating elements. other than visual..it isn't glossy silver anymore, more of a patina kind like maybe what copper looks like as ages, no breaks in the coils, all looks good, not rusted, continuity of coil heating element was fine so we are guessing it maybe one of the two thermostats? thoughts?

Penny for model number Roper REX4635EW2
Answer:

Hi Penny, Thank you for your inquiry. It could be the thermostats, but I would also check the thermal fuse as well. I hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day!

Question:

My dryer is not working properly when I have it on “auto dry” but every other setting seems to work. You recommended first to check the vents and the blower but those are all in good condition and no clogging, where should I go to next? Would it be the hi-limit thermo?

Aaron
Answer:

Hello Aaron, the most likely reason for the dryer to not have heat, would be a damaged contact in the timer. I hope this helps!

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Socket set
Customer: DEBORAH from DAYTON, OH

Dryer still was not heating, after replacing heat element

Remoave back of dryer, remove the old parts, install the new. But the dryer still is not heating

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: Bobby from Buchanan, MI

Dryer stopped heating

Replaced High limit thermostat and heating element. Worked like a charm.

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Socket set
Customer: Nicholas from orlando, FL

Dryer runs great, no heat

Everything has been super easy so far. Replaced the heating element (super easy), the thermostat (super easy), and just replaced a fuse (super easy). Still no heat though. There are 2 more thermostats to replace, but getting kind of expensive. Not sure how far I should take it before just giving up. Not sure if I want to tear the dryer apart further. Any suggestions? The videos have been VERY helpful.

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools:
Customer: Shawn from Cincinnati, OH

It was taking to long to dry clothes

Using a adjustable speed drill, removed all the screws off the back panel of the dryer. Then took some pictures of wiring with my cell phone, (for reference on how everything was connected together). Removed the cycling thermostat and replaced it. Then removed the Heating element, put the new High limit thermostat on the new Heating Element and installed it on the dryer. Replaced the back panel and all the screws.

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Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Nutdriver
Customer: Tim from Ranoul, IL

No heat

the repair was easy. I followed the instructions removed the back replace the part, put the back back on and was done

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver
Customer: ROGER from ST CHARLES, IL

No heat.

After checking the heating element and all thermostats and fuses, found that the high limit thermostat was bad by using a multimeter. Noticed the heating element had only been heating on on end because the metal was not showing any signs of heat even though the unit tested good. I ordered the parts from PartSelect.com and had them in two days. Watch the video on how to install. Posted site to my Facebook. This is a great website.

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: terry from WALLINGFORD, CT

Dryer stopped heating

All I did was watch the how-to video on the website and follow the directions, fast, easy, and saved over $150 by doing it myself!!

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Pliers
Customer: DERRICK from HILLIARD, OH

Dryer would spin but not heat up

After reading through a few of the repair stories online, I figured out the parts I needed. I placed the order for the parts, and they arrived promptly the next day. I replaced the heating elements all of the thermostats using the instruction vidoes from the site. The entire job took less than an hour and the dryer is running and heating better than ever. Thanks for all of your help and support....

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: William from MInot AFB, ND

No heat

It was a really easy repair. Simply removed the back cover and swapped out the parts. The only tricky part was getting the wires reconnected.

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: Charles from Sterling, KS

Normal drying time inceased 50% more

Removed the dryer's back access panel (8 screws), Removed the two screws on top of dryer where the vent screen is located. Disconnected the four wires located on the heating unit. Raised the dryers top lid to removed the support screw holding the heating element. Removed the old heat element, the re-installed the wiring and panels.

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Nutdriver
Customer: jill from ingram, TX

Wouldnt get hot

I own a construction buissness & this is a repair anyone can do. Remove rear panel(8 screws). Then remove 2 screws on element & pull electric terminals (3) off element but not before marking them to enure not to put them back on in incorrect place. Install in reverse steps as removal. KML Construction

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Nutdriver
Customer: Robert from Madera, CA

Heating element went out

First I removed the 10 screws on the back of the Dryer. I then ermoved the old heating element, only had to 2 screws. Replaced ther thermostat, which pulled out and back into place. Replaced the back cover and pulled in and all worked fine.Repair went well. Parts were exactly what I needed. Thermostat was replaced for safety.

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Nutdriver
Customer: Seferino from Albuquerque, NM

My dryer stopped blowing hot air. Checked to see if vent was blocked and found that it was not so I checked the heating element and found that it was not working so I ordered the heating element, thermal cut-off, and thermostat.

After receiving the parts from PartSelect.com with a very fast TA. I replaced the parts and repaired my dryer in about the 7-10 min. It took me 5 min to replace the parts using a nut driver and about 5 min to put the rest of the dryer together. Thank you PartSelect for saving me some cash...

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: Richard from Alamogordo, NM

Dryer wouldnt heat

Removed the screws that held the back panel on following parts select advice I trested the thermostats and fuse found the thermostat that was bad decided since I was already in the back to just replace them all and the fuse ordered the parts arrived in 2 days replaced all the parts very easy remove the screws holding them in remove the wires and replace in reverse order I think the whole job took about 30 minutes from start to finish

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: Carl from Twin Lakes, WI

Dryer has no heat but all other functions work.

Folks, I have to compliment you on one of the best integrated and intuitive websites I have ever encountered and my compliments to Steve for a job well done on the DIY video presentation. Impressive and it answers the question, "Can I handle this job or do I call a repairman."

Regarding the dryer heating element problem, after reviewing Steve's great video on element replacement, there was little doubt, that anyone with rudimentary familiarity with basic hand tools could handle the job and in the process, save $100 just by eliminating the repairman visit.

After removing the back of the dryer, the heating element was removed and the problem was obvious, as a coil heating wire had parted opening the heating element circuit.

The three parts I ordered, Heating Element, Thermal Cutoff, and High Limit Thermostat took less then one hour from start to finish and that included testing the dryer in all cycles. As I said before, great job, fast parts delivery and good prices, all complimented by a world class Website. Well-done folks. I'll be back when something else goes South on me here at home.

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