Part No. 279769 High Limit Thermostat & Fuse Replacement Kit
The high limit kit is a safety that protects the dryer against overheating. The kit consist of one time use fuse and a high limit thermostat that stops the flow of electricity when the limit temperature is exceeded protecting against potential fires. Technicians recommend replacing both items together for best protection.
Part location on dryer:
Both items are located on the heater housing.
Part failure symptoms:
When the fuse or thermostat fails it causes the dryer to run, but not heat.
If there is no continuity through the fuse (and/or the thermostat) it is bad. Bring your “fuse and thermostat” in for free confirmation that it is good/bad or call the U-FIX-IT store for free assistance with diagnosis.
One high limit thermostat & one thermo cut-off. Used on electric dryers from 1985-1995.
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