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Where is the element case that houses the high/limit cycle switch?

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Go here and get the parts manual, . you will find the break down of what you are looking for.

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Safety is the main concern but they do have different functions. The two that you mention on the blower housing, the the inch long slender one is a thermal fuse but it is wired in series with the drive motor. The other one on the blower housing is actually a thermistor which monitors exhaust temperature which the computer the uses to cycle the heater relay on and off. Now the two on the heater element housing, One is a high limit thermostat which is normally closed till about 295 degrees ,the other is the thermal cut out set to open at about 350 degrees in case the high limit fails. The system is not as redundant as it may first appear they each have their own special functions
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