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Replacing your Frigidaire Dryer Thermal Limiter - Limit 220
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Thermal Limiter - Limit 220 134120900

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PartSelect Number PS419402
Manufacturer Part Number 134120900
Manufactured by Frigidaire
Product Description

Thermal Limiter - Limit 220 Specifications

The dryer thermal limiter, also known as a thermal fuse, blows the fuse to cut off power to the dryer when the dryer begins to overheat. Once the dryer reached 220 degrees Fahrenheit, the heat cuts out. If the thermal fuse is defective, damaged, or blown up then the dryer wont start, especially since it cannot be reset. It must be replaced if the following symptoms occur: the dryer overheats, takes too long to dry clothes, or there is not enough heat in the dryer. The tools needed for this repair are, a screwdriver, putty knife and needle-nose pliers. This part is manufactured for both gas and electric dryers.
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Replacing your Frigidaire Dryer Thermal Limiter - Limit 220

Replacing your Frigidaire Dryer Thermal Limiter - Limit 220
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This part fixes the following symptoms:
Too hot
This part works with the following products:
Dryer, Washer Dryer Combo.
This part works with the following products:
Frigidaire, Kenmore, Gibson, Kelvinator.
Part# 134120900 replaces these:
AP2108182, 1489053, 146062-000, 3205659, 5303209192
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May not have to take out the whole drum to replace the limiter!
After lifting the dryer top and finding the location of the thermal limiter on the back of the dryer, where it is difficult to get at, I carefully cut through the dryer cabinet with the multimaster on three sides to form a 'flap' upon which the limiter was mounted. By prying this flap open from the back, the two wires and two screws are easily accessible to replace the limiter, without having to remove the whole drum. Afterwards, I just bent the flap back into place and taped the seams. If it ever blows again, the fix will take all of about two minutes.
  • Timothy from CRANBURY, NJ
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Pliers, Screw drivers
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quit heating
The repair went smoothly considering I am a rookie. The repair videos on your site are great. Followed the techs instructions and got thru it fine.

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Jim
  • James from ALBUQUERQUE, NM
  • Difficulty Level:
    A Bit Difficult
  • Total Repair Time:
    1- 2 hours
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
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lack of heat
Followed the video
  • ann from WALLA WALLA, WA
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
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dryer stopped in middle of cycle and wouldn't restart
followed video and replaced part( cleaned and vacuumed dryer while I had it apart),relatively easy repair
  • Michael from HUDSON, NY
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Pliers, Screw drivers
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Dryer would not turn on, no power. Since i already have replaced thermal limiter switch, i knew exactly what to do and also how to shorten installation
Remove 2 screws from back of unit, remove top by lifting and pulling up, set aside. Using pliers,needle-nose, remove the 2 wires from switch, then using a magitized philips screw driver, remove 2 screws holding switch to back of unit, replace switch, reassemble everything. 20 minutes, boom, ur done, dry some clothes now
  • Daniel from SAN ANTONIO, TX
  • Difficulty Level:
    Very Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Pliers, Screw drivers
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Dryer would not even turn on. Removed 2 screws holding thermal limiter switch and removed t
Basically, i followed instructions on 1 video i seen, but was able to shorten repair by not removing drum, and was still able to access the thermal limiter switch to remove old one and install new one. Worked like a charm. Thanks Dan
  • Daniel from SAN ANTONIO, TX
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
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No Heat, Dryer Runs, But Right Side Of Timer Would Not Advance, Left Timer Would
I used the percentage scale on this website to try and determine the likely cause. After reading several sites, I couldn't make sense of the timer not working on just one type cycle. When I got the dryer drum off, I could plainly see that one of the heater coils was broken. They get heat stressed and break down over time and a hard shake probably finished this off. This unit is 5 plus years old. It was Saturday and I had no heater, so I actually found it at a local parts supplier. Also replaced the drum bearing and the bearing cup in the rear along with the heater. BTW, a new heater comes with a HIGH thermal switch attached to it so don't buy it extra. The bearing cone also comes with a new bushing in the pack. I DID use the Thermal Limiter that I order from the site because I was already in there. Everything works great now. I may have gotten most off my parts elsewhere but this site was the biggest help of them all. I will definitely be back here again.
  • STEPHEN from Nashville, TN
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    1- 2 hours
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
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Dryer not heating
UNPLUG DRYER (this is key) Removed the top of dryer. used screwdriver and pliers to remove two screws and electrical connections then reinstalled new part stick the magnet behind the part to the back of the dryer to help control the small screws.
  • Steve from COVINGTON, KY
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Pliers, Screw drivers
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Had a professional do the install. He had difficulty aligning the cabinet so that it did not rub against the dryer drum. The parts you mailed me worked fine and resolved the problem. Thanks. Even having to pay the installer saved me 50% on the total job.
Installer unscrewed the screws on the upper panel, loosened the pulley holding the rubber drum cable, and pulled the drum up and out of the unit. With the rear heating element exposed, he unplugged the wire connections to the heating element, unscrewed the four screws holding the element to the rear panel and took the element out. Then he installed the new heating element by re-applying the four screws into the rear panel. He then replaced the thermal limiter which was directly at the right of the heating element by unplugging the wire connections to the thermal limiter and then unscrewing the thermal limiter from the rear panel. The process to install the new thermal limiter was the reverse process. He didn't install a new High Limit Thermostat because there was one attached to the new Heater. When all the new parts were installed, he reinstalled the drum by pushing the rear nub of the drum into the whole at the center of the heating plate. He then placed the rubber drum cable around the drum with the rough service facing the drum, placed the cable on the pulley and adjusted the tension of the cable with a screw driver. He then reinstalled the front panel by aligned the screw holes and reinserting and tightening the screws.
Other Parts Used:
Heater Assembly High Limit Thermostat Thermal Limiter - Limit 220
  • michael from jupiter, FL
  • Difficulty Level:
    A Bit Difficult
  • Total Repair Time:
    1- 2 hours
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
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Dryer would not start. When turning on, I could hear faint humming, but the motor would not start.
1) Unplug the unit.
2) Remove all screws from top of the unit except for the one in the center front that does not go through the outer casing.
3) Find the Thermal Limiter which is on the back wall near the top on the left side when looking from the front.
4) Disconnect the two wires
5) Remove the two screws that mount the limiter to the back wall.
6) Use an ohmeter to test if a current flows through the unit. If no current flows through (an open switch), then the unit will need to be replaced.
7) Clean any lint that you can at this point.
8) Use two screws to mount new Thermal Limiter
9) Reconnect the two wires to the Limiter.
10) Attach the top of the dryer case.
  • Mark from Normalville, PA
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
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Larry
November 15, 2017
Will the dryer motor come on if the thermal fuse is bad? The dryer quit drying, although the drum will turn.I changed the element but still no heat. The drum will turn, but no heat. Thanks
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Hi Larry, Thank you for the question. If the fuse has blown,the dryer will still run and everything else will work except the there will be no heat. Hope this helps!

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Alan
December 8, 2017
How do you test the thermal limiter
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Hello Alan, Thank you for your inquiry. You can test the thermal limiter with a multimeter. The reading should be close to 0 ohms if the limiter is working properly. I have included a link to a video with more information on how to use a multimeter. Hope this helps! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvI84Qa8Jc4

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Adam
April 30, 2018
We are having a problem with it saying door open and the light inside dryer will not come on, so dryer will not start.
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Hi Adam, Thank you for your question. The part you may want to check is your door switch. It sounds like that might be your issue. You could also take a look at your thermostats and your thermal fuses as well. I hope that helps. Good luck with your repair.

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Hal
October 4, 2017
How could the circuit breaker in the house impact the thermal limiter? I think by not reinstalling it to the sheet metal to help dissipate heat and also my electrical tape both allowed heat build up to a higher level than the limit and it blew. Is there anything else inside the dryer that also needs to be checked?
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Hi Hal, Thank you for your question. Your circuit breaker can blow your thermal fuse if you do not have a surge protector on your electrical box. If there is a power surge, that will blow your fuse. It does indeed seem like because of the way that you installed the part, that is why it blew so quickly. You could check all of your thermostats to see if they are malfunctioning at all. However it just seems like you would need to install the part properly and it should be alright. Good luck with your repair Hal.

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Golden
October 28, 2017
My dryer stops a few seconds to minutes into cycle and the "drying", "cooldown", and "extended tumble" start blinking. It can only be restarted after pressing cancel button. Does this sound like a result of a faulty thermal limiter? Sometimes, the dryer will run nearly a full cycle after it has been unplugged for an extended period of time.
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Hi Golden, 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 thermal limiter, the high limit thermostat, the control thermistor, the heating element, the rear drum bearing kit and the door catch. I hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day!

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Beverly
August 14, 2019
When i push start button dryer runs 2-4 secs then cut off
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Hello Beverly, thank you for contacting us. This is most likely due to a faulty Thermal Limiter. This Thermal Limiter part number PS419402 is the correct replacement for your model. You may also want to consider the Rear Drum Bearing part number PS459829 to fix this. I hope this helps and good luck with your repair!

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Hal
October 3, 2017
Would not start so checked thermal list fuse... it was blown... replaced but did not reinstall to sheet metal since it was very tight space. put black tape around connections. had great air flow after reinstall and heat. after use it blew. should i have put on the sheet metal and left bare (no electrical tape) insted of the easier fix. ??
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Hi Hal, Thank you for your inquiry. It would have been best if the fuse was installed the way the original fuse was. If the fuse blows again it may be an issue with the circuit breaker in your house. I hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day!

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Pete
October 29, 2017
The dryer will not stay on drying. It goes immediately to cool down thus no heat. Would the thermal fuse cause this? Or is it more serious?
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Hi Pete, Thank you for your question. I would suggest testing both the high limit thermostat and your thermal cut off on your heating element to make sure that they are working correctly. It sounds like your high limit thermostat might be not working correctly. Testing the thermal cut off as well is just to cover all of your bases. You can test those parts with a multi meter. When you test them, if they are both showing zero, then those parts are fine and you may need to then test your heating element. The ohms should also be showing zero for that part as well. Good luck with your repair.

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Garry
November 27, 2017
Does this dryer have a heating element? If so, how do I replace it?
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Hello Garry, Thanks for your question. The heating element for your model is part number PS418120. We have a video online for how to replace the heating element. Please go to the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch=gxcWQuqYWr0 I hope this helps.

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Dallas
March 15, 2018
When i push the start button, the lights flash then it shuts off. Does not actually try to start at all. Any idea as to what could be going on?
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Hi Dallas, Thank you for your question. If the dryer is not starting, there are some parts that you will need to check to see which ones are causing the issue. You will need to check the thermal limiter, the drive motor, the switch, the drum belt, the terminal block, the rear drum bearing, the door catch and the high limit thermostat. I hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day!

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