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PartSelect Number PS268250
Manufacturer Part Number WE4X813
Manufactured by GE
Product Description

Thermostat Specifications

This hi-limit thermostat acts as a safety mechanism that keeps the dryer from overheating. With this thermostat, a dryer's heating element will cut out if the internal temperature reaches 230 degrees Fahrenheit. The element will kick back in when the temperature drops to 200 degrees Fahrenheit - the differential of 30 degrees.
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Troubleshooting
This part fixes the following symptoms:
No heat or not enough heat
This part works with the following products:
Dryer.
This part works with the following products:
General Electric, Hotpoint.
Part# WE4X813 replaces these:
AP2042846, 276895, WE04X0813
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    Gary
    August 28, 2017
    How do I access the heater in the dryer. Can't get to it
    For model number DCLR333ET1WW
    Hi Gary, Thank you for your inquiry. A previous customer wrote in explaining how to get to your element: "I had to remove the top of the dryer. 2 Phillips screws at top in the door opening. flip top out of way take 2 screws out of inside that hold the front on. Unhook all plugs and remove front of dryer. once u have did this you need to remove the drum by pulling it out of the bearing in the back unhook the belt from the motor and remove the drum this should expose the element 4 screws and 3 wire to remove it. installation is the same." I hope that helps. Good luck with your repair.

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      Customer Repair Stories
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        Intermittent then no heat
        First guess is one of the thermostats. Used ohm meter to test all 5 thermostats. All looked good. (first clue) Bypassed all thermostats, dryer worked. Ordered thermostats. (a couple at a time) Replaced thermostats. Dryer did not work. Tested heating element. Looked good. (Second Clue) Replaced heating element. Still no go! Dryer started working then stopped. Very confused. Ordered timer. Replaced timer. Everything great! Works like a new one. Moral to this story, trust your meter! Should have been a very easy repair. Replaced belt while dryer apart.
        Other Parts Used:
        Timer High Limit Thermostat Drive Belt
        • George from Lebanon, TN
        • Difficulty Level:
          A Bit Difficult
        • Total Repair Time:
          More than 2 hours
        • Tools:
          Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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        No Heat--dryer runs--Timer/Heat Selector does not advance
        Ok so it finally died. Breakdown is relatively easy. UNPLUG the dryer before doing anything else. Remove the dryer vent plastic hose from the dryer--replace if torn. Remove the screws from the back plate covering the switches. Go to the front of the dryer--open door and locate 2 screws at about 11 and 12 o'clock. After removing these 2 screws you should be able to lift the top off the dryer. Take note of the wiring connections--I took a picture of the wiring from my cellphone just in case. Go behind the dryer and locate the access to the electric motor to remove the belt that spins the drum. There is a wheel/belt tensioner--remove the tension from the belt. You are now ready to lift the drum out. While you have this drum out, now is a good time to vacuum all the lint out. Once the drum is out, you'll see the heating element. If the wiring element is broke, just replace the wiring kit not the entire assemby (save $100). While you're at it replace the high limit and safety thermostats (about $28 for both) very easy to replace--unscrew and just replug the wires back to the original terminal locations. To replace the Timer/heat selector, remove a screw that holds the assembly and plug the wires back per your diagram or better if you took a picture from your cellphone. Assemble in reverse direction. Good luck!
        Other Parts Used:
        High Limit Thermostat
        • Jose from Dalzell, SC
        • Difficulty Level:
          Easy
        • Total Repair Time:
          1- 2 hours
        • Tools:
          Screw drivers, Socket set
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