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High Limit Thermostat (Limit: 200-30)

$38.58
Fix Number: FIX11740647
Manufacturer #: WP303396
Manufactured by: Whirlpool

Product Description

This high limit/safety thermostat is used on many of Maytag's brands of gas and electric clothes dryers. With this thermostat, a dryer's heating element will cut out if the internal temperature reaches 200 degrees Fahrenheit. The element will kick back in when the temperature drops to 170 degrees Fahrenheit.

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Replacing your High Limit Thermostat (Limit: 200-30)

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    Derrick
    February 22, 2022
    How to test high limit thermostat
    For model number De490
    Hi Derrick, Thank you for your question. To test a high limit thermostat, you will need to use a multimeter to see if it has continuity. Before removing and testing the high limit thermostat, you will need to unplug the dryer from the electrical outlet. The high limit thermostat can be found on the blower wheel housing or inside the exhaust system. With your multimeter on the Rx1 setting, test it for continuity by touching the probes to each terminal. You should receive a reading of zero or infinity. If your test does not produce either of those readings, you will need a replacement high limit thermostat. If you would like to place an order for it, customer service is open 7 days a week and anyone will be happy to assist you. Please feel free to give us a call. We look forward to hearing from you!

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      Average Repair Rating: 3.1 / 5.0, 10 reviews.
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        • Customer:
          Fred from Montezuma, OH
        • Parts Used:
          WPY303404, WP303396
        • Difficulty Level:
          Difficult
        • Total Repair Time:
          More than 2 hours
        • Tools:
          Nutdriver, Pliers, Socket set
        The heater chamber end was damaged and out off round in shipping
        My neighbor was a maintenance man who was able to use his crimping tool to rework the chamber and flare the chamber to fit the heat duct to the dryer drum. Once the chamber was secured the job was simple! The videos really helped!
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        • Customer:
          Gerald from Woodstock, AL
        • Parts Used:
          WPY313538, WP303396
        • Difficulty Level:
          Really Easy
        • Total Repair Time:
          30 - 60 mins
        • Tools:
          Nutdriver, Pliers, Socket set
        Dryer was not heating
        replaced heater coil and thermostat ..
        4 of 5 people found this instruction helpful.
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        • Customer:
          Hollis from Naselle, WA
        • Parts Used:
          WP303396
        • Difficulty Level:
          Very Easy
        • Total Repair Time:
          1- 2 hours
        • Tools:
          Nutdriver, Screw drivers
        No heat
        Tipped dryer on side. Removed vent pipe. Turned dryer on it's back removed front panel. Disconnected wires to sensor removed heating element/sensor. Checked heating element for damage then removed sensor and replaced sensor hooked wires back connected front panel. Checked to see if heat was working then set it back in place
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        • Customer:
          barrie from EDGEWOOD, NM
        • Parts Used:
          WP303396
        • Difficulty Level:
          Easy
        • Total Repair Time:
          30 - 60 mins
        • Tools:
          Screw drivers, Socket set
        Dryer was over heating
        Took off door to dryer removed the high limit thermostat and replaced it. I did shut power off to the dryer.
        1 of 2 people found this instruction helpful.
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        • Customer:
          Lawrence from Liberty Twp, OH
        • Parts Used:
          WP303396
        • Difficulty Level:
          Very Easy
        • Total Repair Time:
          Less than 15 mins
        • Tools:
          Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
        no heat in dryer
        went in to repair the thermostat and also found the heater coil had broken so I ordered it and replaced both....
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        • Customer:
          John J from Creston, OH
        • Parts Used:
          WPY304475, WP303396
        • Difficulty Level:
          Really Easy
        • Total Repair Time:
          15 - 30 mins
        • Tools:
          Nutdriver, Screw drivers
        TOO HOT
        EASILY, REMOVED FRONT PANEL, REMOVED AND INSTALLED NW PARTS AND RE ASSEMBLED
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        Dryer was extremely noisy squeeling and sqeaking
        Followed installation videos and removed entire front of cabinet including door, loosened belt and removed drum. Only problem was the snap ring pliers I had were too large to fit in the holes of the drum roller snap ring. Ended up taking two 3 inch deck screws with sharp points, putting them in the snap ring holes and removing the ring by that method. Did the same when replacing it although this time, had to have my wife put a flat screwdriver against it while I pulled it apart with the screws. Rest of the repair was quite easy and dryer works great.
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        • Customer:
          Debra from STOCKTON, MO
        • Parts Used:
          WP303396, WP694674
        • Difficulty Level:
          Really Easy
        • Total Repair Time:
          15 - 30 mins
        • Tools:
          Pliers, Screw drivers
        dryer quit heating.
        used the trouble shoot section to determine probable problem and ordered the parts. Used the repair video for instructions to do the repair.
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        • Customer:
          Linda from Resaca, GA
        • Parts Used:
          WPY303404, WP303396
        • Difficulty Level:
          Difficult
        • Total Repair Time:
          30 - 60 mins
        • Tools:
          Screw drivers, Wrench (Adjustable)
        Replace Heater & Housing Assembly and HL Thermostat
        Goggled instructions to learn how to remove old parts and install new parts. Most difficult was putting the screw in the back of the heater assembly and removing screws from old thermostat to use to install new thermostat on new heater assembly. New thermostat did not come with screws. The housing on the heating unit was too long and had difficulty getting front end of the heating unit fastened to the bottom of the dryer. Once completed, dryer working fine.
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        • Customer:
          Ivy from Cooksville, MD
        • Difficulty Level:
          Easy
        • Total Repair Time:
          15 - 30 mins
        • Tools:
          Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench set
        no heat from dryer
        Removed the from panel from the dryer unit. Although we replaced the 4 items listed above, the main cause of the problem was the heating element thermal insulator. Upon removing the front panel and inspection we noticed the heating element was cracked/broken, Actually there were two of them, so we reordered another and replaced them both. they look like a copper screw with a collar and a ceramic head. Once these were replaced the dryer worked fine.
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          Model Compatibility
          This part works with the following models:
          Fix Number: FIX11740647
          Manufacturer Part Number: WP303396
          Brand
          Model Number
          Description
          Maytag
          BDE7500
          Dryer - Residential
          Crosley
          CDE4205AYJ
          Dryer - Residential
          Crosley
          CDE4205AYW
          Dryer - Residential
          Crosley
          CDE4205AZJ
          Dryer - Residential
          Crosley
          CDE4205AZW
          Dryer - Residential
          Maytag
          DE106
          Dryer - Electric
          Maytag
          DE107
          Dryer - Electric
          Maytag
          DE110
          Dryer - Electric
          Maytag
          DE180
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          Maytag
          DE18CA
          Dryer - Electric
          Maytag
          DE18CM
          Dryer - Electric
          Maytag
          DE18CT
          Dryer - Electric
          Maytag
          DE19CA
          Dryer - Electric
          Maytag
          DE19CD
          Dryer - Electric
          Maytag
          DE19CS
          Dryer - Electric
          Maytag
          DE19CT
          Dryer - Electric
          Maytag
          DE210
          Dryer - Electric
          Maytag
          DE212
          Dryer - Residential
          Maytag
          DE21CA
          Dryer - Electric
          Maytag
          DE21CM
          Dryer - Electric
          Maytag
          DE21CS
          Dryer - Electric
          Maytag
          DE21CT
          Dryer - Electric
          Maytag
          DE22CA
          Dryer - Electric
          Maytag
          DE22CS
          Dryer - Electric
          Maytag
          DE22CT
          Dryer - Electric
          Maytag
          DE23CD
          Dryer - Electric
          Maytag
          DE24CA
          Dryer - Electric
          Maytag
          DE24CM
          Dryer - Electric
          Maytag
          DE24CS
          Dryer - Electric
          Maytag
          DE24CT
          Dryer - Electric