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PartSelect Number PS446428
Manufacturer Part Number 3204267
Manufactured by Frigidaire
Product Description

High Limit Thermostat Specifications

This high limit thermostat is used in a dryer and monitors the temperature to make sure it does not exceed 260 degrees Fahrenheit. When your dryer temperature reaches 260 it will cut it out and only comes back when it drops by at least 70 degrees Fahrenheit. If your dryer is overheating, taking too long to dry clothes, or is not producing enough heat, replacing the thermostat could be the solution to your problem. The tools needed for this part are a Phillips screwdriver, putty knife, and needle nose pliers. Refer to the manual provided by the manufacturer for installation instructions and guidance.
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Troubleshooting
This part fixes the following symptoms:
No heat or not enough heat | Too hot | Takes too long to dry | Shuts off too soon
This part works with the following products:
Dryer, Washer Dryer Combo.
This part works with the following products:
Frigidaire, Kenmore, Electrolux, Gibson.
Part# 3204267 replaces these:
AP2131477, 508516, 73204267
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R0NNIE
August 25, 2017
How do i know its the thermastat
For model number FAQE7077KR0
Hi Ronnie, Thank you for your question. To verify if the thermostat or any other electrical part in your appliance is causing an issue you may use a multimeter to check the continuity of each part. I hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day!

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Debra
May 21, 2019
When drying my clothes the dryer shuts off in the middle of the cycle. When this happens the clothes are not dry and there are lights flashing in the digital window.
For model number 41788022000
Hello Debra, thank you for your question. First we would recommend opening up the unit and cleaning it out well. It sounds like it might be getting too hot and shutting down. Vacuum out around the blower, motor, vent and drum. Unplug the unit and leave it while you clean it then plug it in to see if that fixes the issue. If it doesn't, you will want to test a few parts to determine which is the issue. They are High Limit Thermostat Part Number: 3204267, Control Thermistor Part Number: 134587700 and LIMITER Part Number: 137032600. I hope this helps!

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Tom
October 24, 2017
The dryer is spinning but there is no heat, what could be the problem, thanks
For model number GLEH1642DS1
Hi Tom, Thank you for your question. There are a couple of parts that you will want to check. You will want to check all of your thermostats, your thermal fuse, your heating element, and your door switch. You can test all of those parts with a multi meter to see which ones are working. I hope that helps. Good luck with your repair.

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Latricia
February 17, 2018
Hi i have purchased all sensors/fuses cause of not heating. At this point i've also purchased 3 high limit thermostat sensors and all 3 have blown. Please tell me what's causing this and how to fix it!?
For model number CDE4700LW0
Hello Latricia, Thank you for your inquiry. The thermal fuse blows if the dryer overheats and can also cause the high limit thermostat to blow as well and the dryer will no longer heat. It can also be caused by a power surge, or an issue with the heating element. I would test the heating element with a multimeter to see if it has continuity, then check the wiring and the power cord. Hope this helps!

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Jeanne
January 6, 2018
My dryer melts my clothes..ruins anything soft fuzzy clothes and we have black marks on the clothes.. told to clean filter..done..scrape back vent thing that's burnt..done..turn temp down which i should have to but done...still doing it. any suggestions?
For model number EIGD55HIW0
Hello Jeanne, Thank you for your inquiry. I would check the high limit thermostat, the felt seals, the thermal limiter next to the high limit thermostat, and the thermal fuse on the motor. You can test the parts with a multimeter. If you are unfamiliar with how a multimeter functions, there are YouTube videos available to assist you. Hope this helps!

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Michelle
January 15, 2018
Change thermostat and heating coil for heat and still not getting hot is there anything else I should do?
For model number FEQ332ES0
Hi Michelle, Thank you for the question. I suggest testing the Thermal Limiter, PartSelect Number PS419402, The High Limit Thermostat, PartSelect Number PS446428 and the Thermostat - 4 Terminal, PartSelect Number PS419278 with a multi meter to check for continuity to determine if they are defective. Hope this helps!

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Jackie
December 10, 2017
The dryer starts and then the pause button comes on and the dryer stops
For model number FFQE5000QW1
Hi Jackie, Thank you for the question. I suggest first cleaning the lint filter and the duct the filter fits down into. Also it is a good idea to remove the front panel to access inside and vacuum it out.If everything is clear and it still goes to pause, you may need to replace the main control board, PartSelect Number PS3490387. Hope this helps!

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Pierre-Luc
January 3, 2020
Hi, my dryer is not heating at high and sanitize levels. It works fine at normal and low. Does it sound more like a heating element issue or thermostat? Thanks!
For model number CAQE7021LW0
Good Day Pierre-Luc. Thank you for your question in regards to your unit (Model Number CAQE7021LW0). Based on our research, we would recommend replacing the High Limit Thermostat (PartSelect Number PS446428). You can order this part either online at our website www.PartSelect.ca or by calling us by phone at 877-910-4613. Best Regards.

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Alan
February 15, 2020
Dryer shuts off after about 1 minute. Display shows ce. I have cleaned the vent line, replaced the heating element, the thermistor, the thermal fuse, the high limit, and the duct limit. The unit still does the same thing. Any suggestions?
For model number 417.81100000
Hello and thank you for writing. Take your vent line of the dryer from the back and run it without the vent duct and see if it still shuts off after running for a minute. If it does you know it has absolutely nothing to do with the venting itself. We suggest to try a hard reset: Go to your breaker box and shut the breakers for your unit off, wait 5 minutes and then turn the breaker to on again. That should hopefully clear this problem. If this does not fix this problem then your door switch PS2367765 might be faulty, you should check the part(s) for signs of damage or test with a multimeter, and replace the part(s) as needed. We hope this helps. Please contact us anytime if you require further assistance.

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Colleen
June 5, 2019
Dryer runs but no heat i tested heat element conectitty good. What is wrong?
For model number Aeq6000es2
Hello Colleen, thank you for inquiring. If it is not the Heating Element Assembly part PS418120 for your model, then you will want to consider either the Thermal Limiter part PS419402 or this High Limit Thermostat part PS446428. We hope this helps.

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    dryer does not get very hot, takes two cycle's to dry
    removed the screws, disconnected the wires. installed the new elements replaced the wires.
    Other Parts Used:
    Thermal Limiter - Limit 220
    • MELISSA from OKEECHOBEE, FL
    • 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 Thermal Limiter - Limit 220
    • michael from jupiter, FL
    • Difficulty Level:
      A Bit Difficult
    • Total Repair Time:
      1- 2 hours
    • Tools:
      Screw drivers
    44 of 57 people found this instruction helpful.
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    Replaced burned out heating element
    Not having the repair manual made the repair more difficult. Prior experience made the job somewhat easy. Had to study every move to make sure no parts were not broken but overall the repair went without any problems. I found out that the bearing plate was removable to facilitate removal and replacement of the heating element. Advise if you are doing a repair of an appliance you don't know much about, take your time and everything should go well for you.
    Other Parts Used:
    Heater Assembly
    • George from ALLENTOWN, PA
    • Difficulty Level:
      Really Easy
    • Total Repair Time:
      30 - 60 mins
    • Tools:
      Screw drivers
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    Cloths not drying
    Removed the back panel and the exhaust hose.removed the heater element and changed the thermostat wire was melted cut damaged part of wire soldered and rapped with black electrical tap
    • keith from ELLENVILLE, NY
    • Difficulty Level:
      Really Easy
    • Total Repair Time:
      Less than 15 mins
    • Tools:
      Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
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    lack of heat
    Remove top lid by pushing tab on either side with a putty knife. Disconnect the 2 wire carriages on right. Remove one
    phillips head screw on each side that holds front panel to dryer body. Remove front panel by using flat head screwdriver to pry panel from body. Remove thermostat located on bottom right attached to front of motor on a plastic body by removing two phillips head screws. Disconnect wires and place on new part.
    • Ann from WALLA WALLA, WA
    • Difficulty Level:
      Really Easy
    • Total Repair Time:
      30 - 60 mins
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    dryer stopped in middle of cycle and would not restart
    followed the repair video and replaced thermal fuse and thermostat(recommend replacing both due to the problem could of resulted in either part being the cause),Repair went relatively easy.I also recommend to clean and vacuum the dryer while you have it all apart due to a lot of lint buildup and don't forget to unplug before servicing!Stay Safe!!!
    • MICHAEL from HUDSON, NY
    • Difficulty Level:
      Easy
    • Total Repair Time:
      30 - 60 mins
    • Tools:
      Pliers, Screw drivers
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