High Limit thermostat Replacement

Electric Dryer

High Limit thermostat replacement in an electric clothes dryer

How to install a thermal cut-off fuse kit in an electric dryer

Remove the back panel

Move the dryer forward and use a 1/4-inch nut driver to remove the screws from the back panel.

  • Remove the back panel from the dryer and set it aside.

Tip: While you have the back of the cabinet open, vacuum lint and dust from the cabinet.

Locate the components

The thermal cut-off fuse is at the top of the heater box.

The high-limit thermostat is at the bottom of the heater box above the connections for the heating element.

Install the new thermal cut-off fuse

Position the new thermal cut-off fuse in place and mount it to the heater box. Connect the wires to the new thermal cut-off fuse.

Remove the high-limit thermostat

Pull the wire off of the high-limit thermostat. Remove the high-limit thermostat from the side of the heater box.

Install the new the high-limit thermostat

Position the new high-limit thermostat in place and mount it to the heater box. Connect the wires to the new high-limit thermostat.

Reattach the back panel

Position the back panel on the back of the dryer. Line up the mounting screw holes. Insert the mounting screws and tighten them firmly.

Plug in the dryer

Plug the dryer into the wall outlet to restore electrical power.