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I have a thin twin stacking whirlpool washer/dryer. The high limit switch is kicking off the element within 2 mins of running. So heating element heats up red hot, then clicks off after 2 mins. I have continuity readings on the cut off, dryer cycle thermostat, high temp thermostat and the high limit thermostat but then after it click off high limit sensor open with no continuity. I am not finding this exact situation, any other suggestions of things to check? Could it be the timer switch not regulating power to the element? Could it be the power supply at the wall outlet? Or could it be a fault in the high limit switch tripping too early?

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  • lucchris Oct 08, 2010

    Thank you for your help on the solution to my problem with with the thin twin stacking washer./dryer with the heating problem. I was not sure what you meant when you mentioned the operating thermostat. On my model there are two thermostat/switchs on the heating element box-the high limit and the high temp thermostat. I saw these in a combo pack online. There was a dryer cycle thermostat and cut off on the blower motor also. When you say operating thermostat, I was thinking that you meant that dryer cycle thermostat but because I did not see this in a combo, I was wondering if you could clarify which one?

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I think you are on the right track with a faulty high limit switch. When i serviced these units we always replaced the operating thermostat and the high limit switch together they came in a kit. The operating thermostat in theory should never let it get hot enough to trip the high limit switch, which is really just a safety backup for the operating thermostat. Get the kit and replace both, and also make sure your exhaust vent going outside has good flow at the outside vent,a restricted vent system will cause similar issues.. Good Luck

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  • lucchris Oct 08, 2010

    Thank you for the quick response. I appreciate your feedback. I am confused by which thermostat is the operating thermostat. I have two switches/thermostats on the heating element-the high limit switch and the high temp thermostat. then on the blower motor has a cut switch and a dryer cycle thermostat. Online they sell the high limit and high temp together. is the operating thermostat the dryer cycle thermostat or the high temp thermostat? All of these tested with continuity as if the switches were closed, could they still be faulty?

  • Charles May Aug 17, 2011

    I had similar problem and was going to call repairman. Instead I disassembled panels and lint components and thoroughly deep cleaned everything. After reassembling it all, the dryer worked again as normal. I think it was overheating before the cleaning and a safety mechanism activated to stop the dryer. It seems to be working fine now.

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