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Dryer High Limit Thermostat

$ 23.65   In Stock
Fix Number: FIX11742185
Manufacturer #: WP3977767
Manufactured by: Whirlpool

Product Description

This high-limit thermostat with Terminal Extension Arm acts as as safety mechanism that keeps the dryer from overheating. Once the dryer temperature reaches 221 degrees Fahrenheit, this piece will shut down power to the heating element until it drops by 80 degrees Fahrenheit.

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Average Repair Rating: 4.2 / 5.0, 15 reviews.
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  • Customer:
    Tim from Fargo, ND
  • Parts Used:
    WP3977767, WP3387134, 279838, 279816
  • Difficulty Level:
    Very Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
Not getting hot enough, eventually no heat
I ordered the parts I thought may be the problem. If you watch any of the videos to help with a repair most of the video time is spent taking off and putting on the back panel. That being said once the panel was off it took me maybe 20 minutes to install the 4 parts I had ordered. Could have gone faster but also had 3 kids ages 2 and up to work around. This web site not only helps you trouble shoot but then gives discounts for the parts needed and helps with the repair through videos. Obviously the objective was to help customers from start to finish and I believe they achieved just that. Will use this site in the future and tell others about it as well. My instructions are to watch their video to do the repair. Don't rush or get anxious just focus on your task. My wife said the dryer works like new now.
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  • Customer:
    Stacey from MADERA, PA
  • Parts Used:
    WP3977767, WP3387134
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Screw drivers
no heat just cold air was blowing.
did like your video showed on you tube.
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  • Customer:
    Cynthia from Lincoln, CA
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
My Stopped having heat
I first watched videos on the problem, then I ordered the parts & proceeded with installing them.
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  • Customer:
    Sandra from WARREN, MI
  • Parts Used:
    WP694674, WP3977767, WP3392519
  • Difficulty Level:
    Very Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Screw drivers
no heat
to make sure that i solved the problem 100%,i replaced all 3 componets.works like new now.
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  • Customer:
    Clarence from Browns Mills, NJ
  • Parts Used:
    WP3977767
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Pliers, Socket set
No heat
After testing heating element and determined that was bad I replaced it. Still no heat. Then I installed a new therm stat and dryer is working. Unplug electric, remove rear panel, remove dryer hose first. Remove four screws holding element, replace element. For the thermostat, do everything, except removing element. A pair or needle nose pliers will pull tab up, releasing the thermostat. Install new thrmostat, reconnect wires to thermostat.
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  • Customer:
    Larry from Springhill, FL
  • Difficulty Level:
    Very Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Socket set
Dryer would not start
Removed the screws from both back panels to gain access to the Push-To-Start-Switch and complete rear unit. Removed vent hose and panel for easier install of components due to dryer in garage. Matched up each replacement component to the old parts. Removed old part with wires still attached to ensure wires were replaced correctly. All parts are attached with screws making it easy to remove and replace. Dryer works perfectly. A very easy project.
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  • Customer:
    Roberta from Rock Springs, WI
  • Parts Used:
    WP3977767, 279838
  • Difficulty Level:
    Very Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
  • Tools:
    Socket set
Heating element burned-out.
Unscrewd the old element reinserted the new element hooked up the connections. Plugged in in an turned it on.
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  • Customer:
    chet from williamson, NY
  • Parts Used:
    WP3977767
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Socket set
no high heat
very easy. Four screws and two wires. Remove the lower front cover (2) screws, Remove the 2 screws on the t-stat, pull it out, remove the two wires and put them on the new part, refasten the t-stat, replace the front cover DONE!
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  • Customer:
    Robert from Salisbury, NC
  • Parts Used:
    WP3977767
  • Difficulty Level:
    Very Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Pliers
Dryer would not dry very well on 'High' temp.
I simply followed the instructions on your video. The video was short and very accurate and made the job easy.
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  • Customer:
    Tammy from Syracuse, NY
  • Parts Used:
    WP3977767, WP3392519
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver
Had no heat to dry clothes
I used the nut driver to remove the screws and a screw driver to pop the wires off the unit plugs to replace to the new ones but bought every heating part because I still had no heat after the high heat thermostat and the fuse so I bought the heating coil and still no heat so now the last part I just ordered the thermostat control will be here today hopefully that solves my problem
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Model Compatibility
This part works with the following models:
Fix Number: FIX11742185
Manufacturer Part Number: WP3977767
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