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Safety Thermostat

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PartSelect Number PS267911
Manufacturer Part Number WE4M160
Manufactured by GE
Product Description

Safety Thermostat Specifications

This is considered a high limit thermostat. Rating - L210 This thermostat acts as a safety mechanism that keeps the dryer from overheating. Once the dryer temperature reaches a certain point, this piece will shut down power to the heating element.
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Troubleshooting
This part fixes the following symptoms:
No heat or not enough heat | Too hot
This part works with the following products:
Dryer.
This part works with the following products:
General Electric, Hotpoint.
Part# WE4M160 replaces these:
AP2042573, 276449, WE04M0160
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Gordon
October 29, 2017
I have a GE dryer, model# dpvh890ej1ww and i recently replaced the 30a 220v circuit breaker because the dryer would trip the breaker after about 1-2 minutes of operation. The breaker did not trip when in 'fluff' mode (no heat). After replacing the circuit breaker, the dryer will not trip the circuit breaker, but rather, it just stops and the power button on the front returns to flashing mode. Question: What components do i need to trouble shoot (i.E., with a multimeter) and how? I'm thinking this could be the heating element (item# 514 mica unit (5400w) part number: Ps2353950 or one of the thermostats (i saw three on the parts breakdown, item#s 505, 506, and 507). Thanks in advance for your assistance.
For model number DPVH890EJ1WW
Hi Gordon, Thank you for your question. Yes, you would test both the high limit thermostat and the thermal cut off switches on your heating element. Also it would be good to test your heating element as well. Set you meter to the lowest setting for resistance. All of the parts should be showing zero if they are working correctly. If your meter does not move at all, the part is broken. Good luck with your repair.

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Bob
December 2, 2017
Replaced the timer a couple times because dryer did not heat. This fixed the problem for a few months but it is happening again. After reading more, it looks like maybe the heating element but that part does not come up when searched. A safety thermostat is what pops up when searched. Reading that info, it doesn't seem to describe what is happening. We get no heat. What do you recommend?
For model number GTDP180ED0WW
Hi Bob, Thank you for the question. The element for your appliance is Part Number: PS9494500.I suggest testing the Cycling Thermostat, Part Number: PS267926, the Safety Thermostat, Part Number: PS267911 and the High Limit Thermostat, Part Number: PS267900. If one of these parts are defective it can cause the others to blow and you will not have heat in the dryer. Hope this helps!

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Kim
February 10, 2018
After a load is dry we remove the laundry and put the next load in. The dryer will not start for some time like it needs to cool down. But it does not seem to hot inside. Any ideas?
For model number GTDP280EDWW
Hello Kim, Thank you for your inquiry. We would recommend checking the following parts to fix your issue: high limit thermostat, bias thermostat, safety thermostat, cycling thermostat, interlock switch, door switch, and terminal block. You can test the parts with a multimeter. Hope this helps!

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MIK
August 8, 2017
Dryer will start and run only by pushing and holding start button. Releasing start button makes dryer quit running. Timer and cycle selector work just fine, but dryer will not keep running unless start button is held in on position. I have replaced start switch, which i bought from partselect, but it does not fix problem. Heat works fine, timer works fine, cycle selector works fine. Simple fix that isn't simple at all. Any suggestions?
For model number HTDX100ED0WW
Hi Mik, Well it seems like the only thing that you have not checked yet is your door switch. I would suggest removing that part and testing it with a multi-meter to check and see if it has gone bad. If your door switch has gone back, your appliance will not continue with the cycle as it believes that the door is still open and it is not safe to continue. I hope this helps! Good luck with your repair.

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Keegan
September 28, 2017
My dryer will stay on for appoximately 5 min and then trips the breaker.
For model number GTDP490ED2WS
Hi Keegan, Thank you for your inquiry. There are some parts that you will need to check to see which one is causing the issue. You will need to check the cycling thermostat, the high limit thermostat, the interlock switch, the timer, the bias thermostat, the door catch and strike, the belt and the drum bearing slides. I hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day!

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Chad
October 20, 2017
The dryer works fine until it gets real hot then shuts off and have to wait 5 minutes or so before it will restart. Is this the safety thermostat going out? It hasn't done this before.
For model number HTDX100EM2WW
Hi Chad, Thank you for the question. With the appliance over heating I would suggest replacing the Cycling Thermostat,PartSelect Number PS267926.This thermostat helps to regulate the dryer's internal temperature. Hope this helps!

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Dennis
October 21, 2017
Dryer works but gets hotter than it used to on hi sometimes too hot so i figure it`s the high temp thermostat what do you think???
For model number DBXR453EA1WW
Hi Dennis, Thank you for your question. That would be my first thought. I would suggest testing that thermostat and perhaps your other ones as well. Just to cover all of your bases. You can test them with a multi meter to check if they are working or not. I hope that helps. Good luck with your repair.

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Greg
April 6, 2018
My dryer will run for about 7 minutes and run fine then shut completely off when it gets hot. Runs without stopping while on the fluff/no heat cycle. Tested the blower motor thermostat and the cycling thermostat and they both kick out when brought up to temp. Any other ideas what it could be?
For model number GTDP490ED2WS
Hello Greg, Thank you for your inquiry. We would recommend checking the following parts to fix your issue: high limit thermostat, and safety thermostat, also check your air vents to make sure they are not clogged and getting good air flow. Hope this helps!

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Mike
October 15, 2019
Is this normally open or closed?
For model number pbvh512ef0ww
Hello Mike, Thank you for the question. The Thermostat should be showing zero and closed if they are working correctly. Hope this helps!

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Jamie Gillert
February 20, 2020
My dryer gets hot and shuts off and i have to wait for it to cool down then i can finish drying my clothes. It will dry light loads usually but heavy like towels it will shut down and i have to wait to cool down and has been doing this for about 8 months and would like to know what part to replace if that's possible. Thank you
For model number PFDS45OEL2WW
Hello Jamie, thank you for your question. The most likely issue is one of these two thermostats. Safety Thermostat Part Number: WE4M160, High Limit Thermostat - L315-65 Part Number: WE4M137. It is recommended both are replaced at the same time. These thermostats regulate the temperature and if the unit gets too hot, will shut it down until its cooled off. I hope this helps.

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Model Cross Reference
This part works with the following models:
PartSelect Number: PS267911
Manufacturer Part Number: WE4M160
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Description
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General Electric
61148418
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62190479
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62198449
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62198479
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62261T0WW
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General Electric
62261T3WW
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General Electric
63040419
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General Electric
63040459
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General Electric
63040479
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General Electric
63048419
Dryer
General Electric
63048459
Dryer
General Electric
63048479
Dryer
General Electric
63190449
Dryer
General Electric
63190459
Dryer
General Electric
63190479
Dryer
General Electric
63198449
Dryer
General Electric
63198459
Dryer
General Electric
63198479
Dryer

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