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High Limit Thermostat

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PartSelect Number PS11743423
Manufacturer Part Number WP661566
Manufactured by Whirlpool

This part acts as as safety mechanism that keeps the dryer from overheating. Once the dryer temperature reaches a certain point, this part will shut down power to the heating element.

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

This part works with the following products: Dishwasher, Microwave.

This part fixes the following symptoms:

  • Not drying dishes properly.
  • Will Not Start.
  • Not cleaning dishes properly.

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Question:

My dishwasher is not getting hot. The water going in is hot but it doesn't seem to be hot inside during the running cycle. I put it on high temp and heat dry to no avail. Heating element? Also, the little red button on the back of hose that connects to the faucet, when i draw water from it while dishwasher is running, it isn't hot water either.Thank you!

Ashley for model number WDP350PAAW1
Answer:

Hello Ashley, thank you for contacting us. It could be the high limit thermostat, it could also be the heating element. You can test these with a multi meter. Good luck with the repair!

Related Parts: Heating Element
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Question:

I have water to the machine and it starts and seems to run ok but is not cleaning well. I do not seem to have good cleaning pressure. I have cleaned all the filters and spray arms and changed the water inlet valve.

Brad for model number WDF540PADT1
Answer:

Hi Brad, Thank you for the question. The drain hose may not have a loop in it. The fill water may be draining out of the dishwasher by going straight out the drain hose. Be sure that your drain hose is not simply laying straight. It must have a loop in it or be off the ground so the water is not gravity fed out via the drain hose. You can also try to empty the dishwasher, set it to run a wash cycle. Let it fill with water as normal. When the dishwasher begins the cycle, open the door and see if the water level is just under the heating elements.If there is not enough water there may be a clog in your water fill line. Remove the fill hose where it attaches to the fill valve. Check to be sure there is nothing clogging the screen on the inlet fill valve. Also check the water fill line for blockage. You can also check the Overfill Control Switch if it is not filling with water at the correct level. If it is defective it can shut the water flow off too soon. Hope this helps!

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Question:

My dishwasher won't run and i think the switches are both fine. If the high limit thermostat is bad will it prevent the machine from running at all or just affect the operation or heating?Thanks.

John for model number DU912PFGQ2
Answer:

Hi John, That is a good question. It may cause the situation you are describing. Another part that may fix the issue could be the door switch kit as well. You may need to contact Whirlpool for more information. Their telephone number is 1-866-698-2538. I hope this helps. Thanks and have a great day!

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Most Recent

Question:

Heated dry and normal wash lights work and are bright. Cancel/drain (red light) and start (Green light) are on simultaneously and dim. Dishwasher starts but won't stay running or fill. Shuts down after 30 secs or so. Just replaced the control panel 16 months ago

Dan for model number 665.13893K801
Answer:

Hi Dan, Thank you for your inquiry. If the LED board is not working correctly you may need to replace it. Check it with a multimeter first to see if it is causing the issue. Some other parts you may need to check are the electronic control board, the bi-metal fuse, the heating element, the circulation pump and motor, the high limit thermostat, the sump and motor assembly, the capacitor and the turbidity sensor. I hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day!

Question:

My thermal fuse has blown 3 times in 9 months which makes the whole dishwasher die. Could this high heat limit thermostat be the cause? Would the dishwasher run if this was malfunctioning?

Amanda for model number 66513449K901
Answer:

Hi Amanda, Thank you for your question. It could be. I would suggest testing your thermostat to see if it is working correctly. You can test that part with a multimeter. I hope that helps. Good luck with your repair.

Question:

Dishwasher won't start and no lights come on at touch pad. Control lock reset does not happen. Power getting to cord at receptacle (120v). Possibly not getting adequate voltage to the door switch. Door switch tests normal for continuity on both sides. Fuse tests normal for continuity. Suspect control panel is the problem. What steps are taken to test control panel or is replacement just the only option?

David for model number DU9560PWKT1
Answer:

Hello David, thank you for contacting us. If you have already tested the thermal fuse then it's very possible that it would be the control board PS11746115 needing to be replaced. Good luck with the repair!

Related Parts: Electronic Control Board
Question:

Sanitize light blinking at end of wash cycle. Heating element bad? Thermostat? Water entering machine is above 120f prior to start.

Josey for model number WDF530PAY0
Answer:

Hi Josey, Thank you for the question, the flashing sanitize light indicates it did reach the sanitize temperature of 140-155 degrees in the final rinse. You can try running the hot water in the adjoining sink to get the hot water up to max temperature before starting the dishwasher. If this does not help try opening the door a bit during the wash cycle to see if there is steam indicating the water is hot. If the water is not getting hot then you may need to replace the heating element. Hope this helps!

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 1- 2 hours
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: PAUL from ESTES PARK, CO

Unit wouldn't work. "clean" light blinking

The unit had power, but the controls would not work. The "clean" light was blinking. I first replaced the control unit, no help. I then used the "just ask" and was told the problem was the heating element and/or the hi-temp thermostat. I replaced both those and used the re-set code pushing the "hi-temp/air dry, hi-temp/air dry" buttons. That did it. Easy parts to locate and replace. It took longer pulling the unit out and putting it back than it did to replace the parts.

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Parts Used:
  • High Limit Thermostat
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: George from Lisbon, CT

Dishes wouldn't dry

I shut off the power to the dishwasher, then I removed the front panel under the door. On the right side just behind the electrical box there are two wires going up to the hi-limit thermostat, (you may need a small mirror to see it), remove one screw that is holding the thermostat bracket, unplug the wires from the old thermostat and install new one. Screw bracket and thermostat back to the underside of the dishwasher, reinstall the front panel, turn on the power, done.

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: Eduardo Figuera from miami, FL

Dishwasher did not completed the drying cicle. Heated dry button blinking

I just changed all parts that could make any effect in temperature control. even the thermal fuse. this was easy,looking in details all the drawings you have in your page. so I pulled out the dishwasher changed the parts and ready!! it work great now . thanks for your guide and help.

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Parts Used:
  • High Limit Thermostat
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: Tim from BURTONSVILLE, MD

No heat. Replaced thermostat

Was able to replace and repair without taking the dishwasher out. Thermostat is behind and to the left of the power junction box. Has 2 wires going to it. It is up against the bottom of tub. I used an angled mirror to see what I was doing. 1 small screw to detach and pull down thermostat. Be sure power is off before you start. Also reprogrammed defaults. Hit any button 1-2-3, 1-2-3, 1-2-3, fast and close door. Let it sit 15 min to run and re-set defaults. Now I have heat and dry dishes.

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: Thomas from SMITHTOWN, NY

Won't start -- "clean" light constantly blinking -- squeal noise prior to shutdown

Easily replaced motor and pump per video. Located high limit thermostat looking up from bottom and held on with two screw bracket. Reset code: push "Hi temp scour" then push "Air dry" then repeat push of "Hi temp scour" / "Air dry". Works like new - thanks.

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Parts Used:
  • High Limit Thermostat
Level of Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Socket set
Customer: Brendan from SARATOGA SPGS, NY

My dishwasher's heated dry cycle wasn't heating up

After pulling the dishwasher out from under the cabinet, I found it underneath near the back right side. I disconnected the old thermostat, unscrewed the clamp holding it into place, put the new thermostat in, screwed it back in and replaced the two plugs. Then I pushed the dishwasher back into place, and it initially didn't work until I found an online forum that was able to identify the reset command for my dishwasher (for the WDT710PAYM4, press any three buttons in a sequence of 1 2 3 1 2 3 1 2 3. After completing that all the lights lit up, and I shut the door leaving it for half an hour) Once the reset finished, the heated dry worked like it was suppose to.

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