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Whirlpool/ Kenmore Electric Dryer High-Limit Thermostat & Thermal Fuse Replacement (part #279816)
Buy part #279816 now: www.repairclinic.com Is your dryer not heating? Are your high-limit thermostat and thermal fuse blown? This free troubleshooting video shows step-by-step instructions on replacing the high-limit thermostat and thermal fuse on Whirlpool, Kenmore, Sears, Maytag, and Amana electric dryers. Tools Needed: hex socket The high-limit thermostat and the thermal fuse keep your dryer from overheating. The high limit thermostat is designed to switch off the voltage supply if the dryer temperature is over 250 degrees. The high-limit thermostat will reset once it cools down. On many dryers, there’s a thermal fuse (a heat-sensitive fuse that blows if the dryer overheats) mounted to the exhaust duct inside the back cover panel. The fuse is about an inch long. It’s usually embedded in black resin and mounted in a white plastic housing. If the fuse has blown, it has no continuity. When this happens, your dryer either just stops heating, or it doesn’t work at all. Be sure to inspect the venting/heating system before replacing the fuse to put the dryer back into operation. (You can’t re-set this type of fuse.) If your dryer won’t turn on, testing the high-limit thermostat and the thermal fuse for continuity will quickly tell you whether they are failing: Dryer High-Limit Thermostat Testing: youtu.be Dryer Thermal Fuse Testing: youtu.be If you need further assistance regarding your dryer high-limit thermostat and thermal fuse, or any other appliance repair, you can …
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