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Limit Thermostat

$58.78
Fix Number: FIX11748479
Manufacturer #: WPW10116735
Manufactured by: Whirlpool

Product Description

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 225 degrees Fahrenheit. The element will kick back in when the temperature drops to 185 degrees Fahrenheit - the differential of 40 degrees.

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Replacing your Limit Thermostat

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  • Customer:
    David from Springfield, VA
  • Parts Used:
    WPW10116735, WP40113801
  • Difficulty Level:
    A Bit Difficult
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers, Socket set
Clogged vent led to blown fuse
Third time's the charm. Had this repair down to about 30-40 mins or less on third try. Fuse blew, I watched how-to videos online and made the replacement. First time through, I took my time and it took a while. Fuse blew again. Local repair shop told me that 90% of fuses blown in dryers are caused by blocked vents. They also said they usually change the fuse and the thermostat at the same time. I changed the fuse again and, this time also the thermostat (really easy since it's right up front in the machine), then ran the dryer through a few cycles with the duct disconnected in back. That was a dusty thing to do, but the dryer ran perfectly and it confirmed that the problem was likely a blockage. Called a company to clear out the vent - and, sure enough, it was clogged. Since then everything's worked perfectly. Dryer air output is noticeably stronger and load cycling time is reduced as well.
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  • Customer:
    Latiff R from Crestview, FL
  • Parts Used:
    WPW10116735, WP40113801
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Screw drivers
took too long to dry ,not enough heat.
Opened the front cover used my drill with a nut driver .Took screws out slide the element out. Unplug the wires from low limit thermostat and the high limit fuse replace them. Reinstalled. Thats was the solution. (Took pictures of the wires connection. ) worked out great . thanks
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Dryer got too hot then drum got noisy
The video was very helpful except that the instructions for removing the top were for a different Maytag model than mine although it referenced the same model number. The front of my unit had two panels whereas the video showed a model with one panel. The replacement of the thermostats went smoothly. I had some difficulty getting the belt on the correct side of the tension wheel. A drawing of picture would have helped. I could not replace the rollers as had wished because I did not have a tool to remove the retaining ring. I was pleased that the parts arrived within a day of my ordering them.
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  • Customer:
    David from royal palm beach, FL
  • Parts Used:
    WPW10116735, WP40113801
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver
dryer would not dry.
removed heater element and replaced the thermal fuse and limit thermostat.Two screws on each using a nut driver.Make sure you keep the wires located properly.One thing of caution,when replacing a bad dryer element with a new one don't be cheap and replace the fuse and limit thermostat at the same time.this will save doing this twice
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  • Customer:
    Charles from Gordon, TX
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
Dryer overheating. Loud thumping noise during drying cycle.
Followed installation video your site provided for each part ordered. Very clear, concise, and easy instructions. Suggest when customer orders Support Rollers that you suggest ordering a belt also(for DIY dummies like me.)
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Model Compatibility
This part works with the following models:
Fix Number: FIX11748479
Manufacturer Part Number: WPW10116735
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