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High Limit Thermal Fuse

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PartSelect Number PS11742274
Manufacturer Part Number WP40113801
Manufactured by Whirlpool

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.

This part works with the following brands: Amana, Maytag, Speed Queen, Crosley, Magic Chef, Admiral.

This part works with the following products: Dryer.

This part fixes the following symptoms:

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

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Question:

Dryer suddenly won't turn on, power is getting to it. Is the 5 buck fuse you sell the only fuse that i should replace? Is there anything else that could cause this?

Tom for model number ADE7005AYW
Answer:

Hi Tom, Thank you for your question. It is more than likely your fuse that is the issue. You can test it with a multi meter to double check. You can also test your thermostats and your door switch as well. Those parts can also cause this issue as well. Good luck with your repair.

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Question:

If i push the start button it starts but as soon as i let go it stops. If i push and hold the button it runs while i hold it but will quit while holding. Do you no the problem? Thanks

Jason for model number SDE305DAYW
Answer:

Hi Jason, Thank you for your inquiry. It sounds like it could be an issue with the start switch, part number 33001618. If so this part has been discontinued by Whirlpool and you will need to contact them for a replacement. Their telephone number is 1-866-698-2538. If this is not an issue \here are some parts that you will need to check to see which one is causing the issue. You will need to check the door switch, the high limit thermal fuse, the door catch and strike, the motor, the high limit thermostat and the belt. I hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day!

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Pliers
Customer: Gary from YUKON, OK

Dryer-off and on heat then no heat.

Most of the issue was in trying to determine why the dryer had heat then no heat off and on. The timer was running thru all the cycles, so for the time being dismissed that as the problem. Began to test the various thermostats and thermal fuse and the heating element with ohm meter for continuity. Also, gave the heating element a close visual exam for any breaks in the coils. Confusingly, all these parts tested as OK. Re-installed the heating element, cycling thermostat and high limit thermal fuse. After re-connecting power plug, ran dryer and had heat for 3 loads. Then heat went out again. After 'educating myself' some more on this site , decided to purchase a new timer (had to buy elsewhere), Cycling Thermostat, High LImit Thermal Fuse even though the original parts tested Ok, because the fact remained the dryer was still not heating all the time. The cost of all these parts was very minimal versus calling out a repairman (labor cost), and the repair video's has for each part simplifies the tear down and re-install. In the meantime, also ordered a new belt from this site after discovering this one was cracked in several places. The new parts arrived in a day and half after ordering. Installed all the new parts, then finally the new timer last. Dryer now working perfectly! I found this website to be Very user friendly. They make it simple to find your parts and help you make a diagnosis as to what parts need replacing. Could not have done it without them!

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Parts Used:
  • High Limit Thermal Fuse
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 1- 2 hours
Tools: Nutdriver, Socket set
Customer: Gary from PORTSMOUTH, OH

High limit thermal fuse blew because of lint buildup in discharge vent pipe

Opened things, saw lint buildup, cleaned inside of dryer, then cleaned entire vent discharge system, put new thermal fuse back, turned on dryer and heard metal to metal, opened dryer back up, saw missing glides (both gone). Ordered what I thought were 2 glides, 2 days later 1 showed, called and was told I didn't "update" when I changed order info (parts supplier cautioned to replace 2, should only sell in pairs) so then had to wait again for 2nd glide to show up. Replaced them today and noticed dried clothes are now cooler when finished. Will note in future if clothes are warmer, clean ductwork.

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: Kenneth from Fort Wayne, IN

Dryer was not heating up.

The video on the web-site was very helpful in showing how to take it apart. First we remove the power plug from the wall outlet. Then we used flat scrapper to push the top two hidden clips to release the Dryer's top. We used the nut driver to unscrew the two screws that held the front panel. We carefully remove the wires that were connected to switch sensor for the door, and the lights. Next step was to unscrew couple more screws that held the front piece from the main fan housing. At the bottom locate the tensioner of the belt. Release it. Remove the dryer drum with the belt. We took the opportunity to clean off the lint that was all over on the bottom of the dryer. We then could reach the bottom left back of the dryer to unscrew the screws that held the heater unit. Before that we unscrew and release the wires for the Thermal fuse and the limit thermostat which are all located on the heating unit. Then we replace with new pieces. Upon removal of the heating unit we noticed the broken heating element. Next was to place the drum back in. We made sure that the drum lined up with the rear support piece then the front. We rotated the drum just to make sure that it was sitting correctly. Then we screwed the front housing unit. Then we put the front panel back on the hooks at the bottom. That help to line up the front panel with the main chasis. We connected all the connectors to the right terminals. Last was to set the top down on to the chasis. We checked that the duct in the rear is not obstucted. Lastly was plugging in the power cord and testing the dryer. It is working again. Thanks to Part Select's video and parts. Total time was just over half an hour.

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: ronald from murfreesboro, TN

Dryer was not heating

I just took the bottom front panel off and the parts I needed to rplace where in the back and very easy to get to . I decided to replace all 3 while I was in there. The parts were not to high, so that is why I did that.

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers, Wrench (Adjustable)
Customer: HILDEGARD from NAMPA, ID

Dryer wouldnt heat up

A friend did the repair for me. Very simple. Saved me a lot of money by getting the parts and fixing the problem. Thanks!

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 1- 2 hours
Tools: Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: shaun from EVANSVILLE, WI

Dryer would not start

After taken apart to replace high limit thermostat fuse and limit thermostat took about 5 minutes. Also our dryer always ran very hot no matter what setting it was on. Replaced idler pulley wheel also because seemed not to rotate very well. Put all back together and worked perfect. Ran and does not overheat now.

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: Leonard from Lower Burrell, PA

Not working

Opened top cover at corners to access screws on each side of front. After removing screws from inside of front door, lift the door and panel off of retainer clipson the bottom front corners. Thermal fuse is located at the back left side mounted on the heating element cover. Can be checked for contunity if open. Next to it is the thermaostat limit control. Both should be replaced, even if just the fuse is open. Why? The dryer took long to dry since it was new. This not only corrected the starting problem, but it now dryes faster. Apparently a defective thermostat limit when it was new.

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
Time to do repair: More than 2 hours
Tools: Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: Steve from Columbia Station, OH

Heat loss

How to take apart a dryer:
The first way:
1) Remove front lower panel (2 screws on bottom).
2) Remove the front black plastic air duct.
3) If you have long arms, or an extention socket wrench, you might be able to reach the heating unit, otherwise use the Second way:

The second way:
1) Remove front lower panel, as this will expose the screws to the dry door unit.
2) Remove dryer door unit (2 screws on bottom, 2 spring clips on top), and disconnect assoc wires.
3) Remove dryer lid:
3.1) Remove 2 screws on front (previously hidden by door unit
3.2) Remove 2 clip hooks on back of dryer
3.3) Lift lid rear above center guides, and wiggle away from front spring clips
4) Lay dryer on back, as this will allow easier removal of the drum
5) Remove screws securing the heater control unit.

Attempt 1: Disconnected heating element and saw that the heating coils were broken. Ordered new heating coil and new belt.
Attempt 2: 3 weeks after installing new heating element, my wife informed me that the unit was no longer putting out heat!!! So, I ordered the Thermostat and Thermal Fuse. Put dryer back together.
Attempt 3: Turned it on - absolutely nothing - dead, dead, dead. Discussed purchasing new $600+ dryer. Started taking it apart again, and discovered that door wire was never reattached. Meaning the dryer thought the door was wide open.
Attempt 4: Now the dryer squeaks. Took dryer partially apart and added white grease to wheels that support the drum. Currently, all is well with the world.

Moral of the story: Replace the entire heating unit, check belt for cracks and grease the wheels if you get a chance.

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Parts Used:
  • High Limit Thermal Fuse
Level of Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Alla from REGO PARK, NY

The power didn't turn on

Follow the instructions on this webside

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Parts Used:
  • High Limit Thermal Fuse
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: Robert from Apopka, FL

Dryer stopped working but still had power.

After finding the culprit was the vent duct no longer connected to the internal drum duct, and cleaning the whole inside of the cabinet out. Must be a dryer made on friday or monday as no clip or screw to keep the two pieces together. Caused it to vent inside the unit. Pulled the bottom off, key is to remove the tension clips that hold the front panel on and then pull it off as there were additional tension clips holding it together. Unscrew the two screws with a nut driver that hold the thermal Fuse part. Change out one wire at a time to keep them aligned properly. Screw it back on, reattach bottom and start it up.

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Nutdriver
Customer: Scott from Narvon, PA

Termostat blew

Thermostat failed and would not regulate temperature, thus blowing out high limit thermal fuse as it should, after melting the wire connecting the two components. After replacing both items and the melted wire, I cleaned all the vent ducts to assure that they were clear. The appliance then worked as good as new.

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Donald from whitmore lake, MI

No heat from electric dryer

`replaced high limit thermal fuse and limit thermostat. I checked the ohns reading and found they were open circuit. Running great now.

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver
Customer: Beau from Clearwater, FL

No heat

Unplug dryer. Remove front lower panel, remove black air duct, remove heater element on back wall of dryer, pull wire spade connections off element, transfer wires and plugs onto new element, install new fuse, install heating element into dryer, replace duct and outer cover. Pretty easy with a socket driver.

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Parts Used:
  • High Limit Thermal Fuse
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: Doug from Macungie, PA

The dryer worked properly excepted heating up

Unplugged unit, unscrewed the old fuse, disconnected the wires then replaced it with the new fuse.

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
Time to do repair: 1- 2 hours
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: James C from Norwalk, CT

No heat as the dryer spun

removed the top of unit then the door and front panel. The drum had to come out and the remove the heating element on the back wall. I replace the heating element then the thermal fuse and limit switch. replaced same the reinstalled drum. Kinda tricky with the drive belt but after 15 minutes or so I got it in place. Replaced the door and front panel along with top of unit...plugged back a
in and it worked. my cost to repair with board, and 2 switches 89 dollars. If I called a repairman house call started at 150.

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This part works with the following models:

PartSelect Number: PS11742274
Manufacturer Part Number: WP40113801
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