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Question DetailsAsked on 8/13/2015

HOW MUCH WILL IT COST TO REPLACE HIGH LIMIT THERMAL FUSE IN A ELECTRIC DRYER

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Let the Appliance Repair - Large people know the make and model number (usually on a plate inside the door, or possibly on the top of the back panel) so they can bring the right switches (these are thermal make-break switches). If that is the problem - switches (most driers actually have 3 or 4 - two for the low and high heat (delicate and permanent press) cycles, one overtemp for the heating element/burner area, and sometimes one on the lint trap housing itself. Sometimes the overtemp cycle switches double for the fourth one. Cost about $10-20 each depending on manufacturer, about 1 hour testing, repair and retesting time typically about $75-125, unless he has to make two trips - one to diagnose and determine part needed, one to come back and install it in which case probably about $200-250 total cost complete.


IF you are sure this is the problem, the ones I have seen are VERY easy to replace by a DIY person with nominal electric capabilities - screw-in from the back (under the back cover), with normally slip-on terminal connectors for the wires. Commonly available at appliance repair stores, from manufacturer, and from Sears and FSP, Whirlpool, etc.

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