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High Limit Thermostat WP8557403

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PartSelect Number PS11746386
Manufacturer Part Number WP8557403
Manufactured by Whirlpool
Product Description

High Limit Thermostat Specifications

This authentic OEM high limit thermostat is made for your dryer. It is an important dyer element, because it will automatically shut off the heating element when it overheats. Be sure to disconnect the power to your dryer before you begin this repair.
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Troubleshooting
This part fixes the following symptoms:
Too hot
This part works with the following products:
Dryer.
This part works with the following products:
Whirlpool, Maytag, Kenmore, Amana.
Part# WP8557403 replaces these:
AP6013164, 8557403
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Dryer wasn't heating.
Replaced high limit thermostat and thermal cutoff. Dryer works like a champ. Reviewed couple of YouTube videos that showed clearly how to
get to the effected parts, test them and replace them. I had an old front loading dryer once before that I repaired a couple of times but these parts were accessible by removing a panel on the rear of the unit. The procedure was more involved with this unit. After studying the videos and getting a feel for what was involved, the process, while involved, was fairly simple and putting the unit back together was also fairly easy. Replacement parts did the trick. Very happy.
Other Parts Used:
High Limit Thermostat Thermal Cut-Off with High Limit Thermostat
  • Bob from OMAHA, NE
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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Dryer stopped heating
We have a very early model of the He3. We had to follow directions for the He2 model to replace the heater element and thermostat. Access is easy through the front panel, but removing and replacing the element required some force and maneuvering in a small area.

We replaced both the element and the thermostat since we had the entire part disconnected and removed. So far working great!
Other Parts Used:
High Limit Thermostat Dryer Heater Element Lint Filter
  • Linda from DANVILLE, CA
  • Difficulty Level:
    A Bit Difficult
  • Total Repair Time:
    1- 2 hours
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers, Socket set
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No heat
Remove backing very easy (approximately 12 8mm screws).
Thermostat on left side facing the back. 2 8mm screws . Thermal fuse slightly further towards front of dryer but still accessible (caution longer arms needed). Unscrew first them release safety clamps
to unplug (be gentle have patience). Place all back same as removed and it worked!!
Other Parts Used:
Thermal Fuse High Limit Thermostat
  • Peter from Diamond Bar, CA
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
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Dianna
November 16, 2017
Is replacing the thermostat a homeowner can easily do?
For model number WED8200YW0
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Hi Dianna, Thank you for your inquiry. Replacing the thermostat is fairly easy to do. There is a video on our website that you can reference on how to install the thermostat. You will find the video under part number PS11742185. I hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day!

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Gerald
September 16, 2019
How do i test this part to ensure it has failed
For model number YWED80HEBW0
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Hello Gerald, thank you for your question. Testing a thermostat is easy! Set your multimeter to the R X 1 setting. Take each of your meter's probes and touch one to each terminal. You are testing for continuity, and you should receive a reading of either zero or infinity. At room temperature, testing the thermostat should produce a reading of zero. But if a thermostat is tested when it is heated to its limit, a reading of infinity should be produced. We strongly recommend that you test your thermostat at room temperature. If the test you conduct with your thermostat does not produce these results, then you should replace the component. I hope this helps!

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Elisa
March 3, 2020
Is this thermostat the same as the one that comes with the thermal cut off?
For model number WED9200SQ1
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Hello Elisa, Thank you for the question. Yes, this sit he Thermostat that is included in the Thermal Cut-Off with High Limit Thermostat, PartSelect Number PS991443. We recommend replacing both parts in the kit at the same time. We hope this helps.

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James
July 30, 2021
How do you test this part as it has 2 large and 2 small terminals. What are normal or abnormal results?
For model number wed9400sw
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Hello James, Thank you for contacting us. Test each set of terminals. With your multi-meter on the Rx1 setting, you should receive a reading of zero or infinity. Hope this helps.

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Raul
February 8, 2022
I've checked this and I believe the other one is the heat cut off and both have perfect continuity. My dryer turns on sometimes but won't start the times it does turn on. Any idea what that might be? Thanks
For model number WED8000DW4
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Hello Raul, Thank you for the question. We suggest testing the Door Switch to check the continuity. Make sure it is secure as well so when the door is closed the switch is getting activated and tells the controls the door is closed. If you need help placing an order, customer service is open 7 days a week. Please feel free to give us a call. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Joseph
August 30, 2023
My heating element has 3 prongs on it with two purple wires and a red jumper wire I bought an additional element and can only find them with 2 prongs is there a way to hook the 2 prong element up
For model number Med5100dwo
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Hi Joseph, thank you for reaching out. We have found that the compatible heating element for your model is part number PS11746338, and it only comes with three terminals. We hope this information helps!

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HUBERT
September 30, 2019
My dryer quit working so i went to your sight it recommened replacing the thermal fuse i did it ran one load the body of the dryer was very hot to the touch and wouldn't start i bought another fuse and thermostat internal bias it ran another load with the same results what should i check for now?
For model number 11087872603
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Hello Hubert, thank you for inquiring. You will want to check the Door Catch, part number PS334230, and the Moisture Sensor, part number PS11741408 for your model. Good luck with your repair!

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Chad
February 9, 2018
On my dryer, 1 of the 2 wires that plug into my heating element keeps melting at the connection. What would cause this to happen? I checked the continuity of the element and it is good. I have replaced the thermostat and the thermal fuse. The thermal fuse blew after drying one load. Not sure what to check next and why the wire is melting at the connection.
For model number Wed9500tw2
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Hi Chad, Thank you for the question. I suggest checking the exhaust pipes and lint ducks to make sure they are not blocked. Lint and moisture can block them over time and cause over heating of the element. Hope this helps!

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