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High Limit Thermostat - Limit 250-40

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PartSelect Number PS334126
Manufacturer Part Number 279052
Manufactured by Whirlpool
Product Description

High Limit Thermostat - Limit 250-40 Specifications

With this thermostat, a dryer's heating element will cut out if the internal temperature reaches 250 degrees Fahrenheit. The element will kick back in when the temperature drops to 210 degrees Fahrenheit - the differential of 40 degrees.
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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, Washer Dryer Combo.
This part works with the following products:
Kenmore, Whirlpool.
Part# 279052 replaces these:
AP3094087, 2934, 279052, 286473, 298260, 299617, 339357, 339502, 341195, 341222, 341223, 80000
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    Charles
    March 22, 2019
    Is there a way to test the high limit switch?
    Hello Charles, thank you for your question. 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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    How I Need Help Replacing My Old Park With This New Part The Old Part Had To Connectors The New Par
    February 24, 2018
    How do i connect my new replacement part?
    For model number New replacement part 279052 for my old 341195 how do I connect the new part ? My old one has two wir
    Hello, Thank you for your inquiry. Although we do not have a repair video for this exact part number, I have included links to our repair videos for similar high limit thermostats to assist you. Hope this helps! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vYPpTd9v9FQ&t=0s&index=88&list=PL812EFA28A01FA86A https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GDQLr2EXogo&list=PL812EFA28A01FA86A&index=141&t=0s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8iFZ4sCEyjI&t=0s&index=59&list=PL812EFA28A01FA86A

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    Mario
    October 8, 2017
    The dryer gets really hot and blows the thermal fuse. Will replacing the high limit thermostat - limit 250-40 resolve the problem?
    For model number 11086545110
    Hi Mario, Thank you for your question. It very well could. I would suggest testing your thermostats to see if they are working correctly. You can do that using a multi meter. Good luck with your repair.

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      Customer Repair Stories
       Average Repair Rating: 4.2 / 5.0, 3 reviews. What's this?
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        no heat
        parts went in easy, direct bolt in. should run another 20 yrs. easily.
        thanks for the fast shipping on the parts.
        • Roger from Cheyenne, WY
        • Difficulty Level:
          Really Easy
        • Total Repair Time:
          15 - 30 mins
        • Tools:
          Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
        43 of 652 people found this instruction helpful.
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        No heat
        I removed the old thermostat. One of the wires was fried. The new thermostat came with a new clip/connector so I cut the bad part of the wire out, stripped it back and attached the new connector. Then, I screwed the new thermostat in place and attached both connectors. The dryer has heat again. PartSelect.com got the correct part out to me in a short amount of time. Their repair help also helped me test and diagnose the problem in the first place.
        • Mason from New Park, PA
        • Difficulty Level:
          Easy
        • Total Repair Time:
          15 - 30 mins
        • Tools:
          Nutdriver
        • Parts Used:
          279052
        16 of 22 people found this instruction helpful.
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        While removing 21 years of coins and lint I damaged the factory installed thermostat limit switch.
        Remove damaged switch and install new one
        • Peter from Richmond, KY
        • Difficulty Level:
          Really Easy
        • Total Repair Time:
          15 - 30 mins
        • Tools:
          Nutdriver, Pliers, Socket set
        • Parts Used:
          279052
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              Model Cross Reference
              This part works with the following models:
              PartSelect Number: PS334126
              Manufacturer Part Number: 279052
              Brand
              Model Number
              Description
              Kenmore
              10686294140
              Dryer
              Kenmore
              10686294340
              Dryer
              Kenmore
              10686294540
              Dryer
              Kenmore
              10686294740
              Dryer
              Kenmore
              10686294840
              Dryer
              Kenmore
              1106109100
              Washer Dryer Combo
              Kenmore
              1106109500
              Washer Dryer Combo
              Kenmore
              1106109800
              Washer Dryer Combo
              Kenmore
              1106109801
              Washer Dryer Combo
              Kenmore
              1106109802
              Washer Dryer Combo
              Kenmore
              1106117233
              Dryer
              Kenmore
              1106117234
              Dryer
              Kenmore
              1106117235
              Dryer
              Kenmore
              1106117243
              Dryer
              Kenmore
              1106117244
              Dryer
              Kenmore
              1106117245
              Dryer
              Kenmore
              1106117253
              Dryer
              Kenmore
              1106117254
              Dryer
              Kenmore
              1106117255
              Dryer
              Kenmore
              1106207741
              Dryer
              Kenmore
              1106207742
              Dryer
              Kenmore
              1106307641
              Dryer
              Kenmore
              1106307642
              Dryer
              Kenmore
              1106307643
              Dryer
              Kenmore
              1106307741
              Dryer
              Kenmore
              1106307742
              Dryer
              Kenmore
              1106307743
              Dryer
              Kenmore
              1106307805
              Dryer
              Kenmore
              1106307806
              Dryer
              Kenmore
              1106307807
              Dryer

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