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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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9 Responses to Whirlpool/ Kenmore Electric Dryer High-Limit Thermostat & Thermal Fuse Replacement (part #279816)

  • RepairClinic says:

    Thanks for the comment, we appreciate it. I apologize for the confusion regarding your part purchase. Typically the terms thermal fuse and thermal cut-off are used interchangeably and it can be a little confusing. Please do not hesitate to let us know if you need any questions answered in the future.

  • fadeproofvision says:

    One misleading aspect of this video is that what it calls the “thermal fuse” is generally called a “thermal cut-off.” The thermal fuse is a little oblong white piece that is located near where the hot air is vented out of the unit. Since this video showed the piece that I knew was broken (the thermal cut-off) and called it a thermal fuse, I ordered the wrong part and had to go to the trouble of returning it and ordering the correct part, the combo thermostat/thermal cut-off #279816.

  • datroofable says:

    Incredibly helpful and it’s even MORE helpful that you list the part number and where I can purchase it, which I just did after paying a ton for the element from Sears. That won’t happen again!

  • tbird4prez says:

    Thanks! This was incredibly helpful!

  • CreepingDeath51 says:

    Fantastic! Thank you! This is exactly the connections I have on my dryer and was confused about the supplied parts and if my configuration involved using the optional parts supplied. Turns out my configuration is just like the one in this video and it was a piece of cake to install! Thanks for posting!

  • gobinathk says:

    Very helpful video…i was confused with so many parts…its very helpful for me..and easy…thanks

  • mig4684 says:

    This is an excellent and very helpful vidio, Thank you.

  • PhoenixB4U says:

    Thanks so much for these videos!

  • aznricejp says:

    Looks exactly like my dryer in the back. Needed help removing thermostat. Thanks

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