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Can I use my GE DVL223EA0WW electric dryer without the thermal limiter? top right inset #1236. I tested it for continuity (as well as heating element, thermostats, door switches, pigtail, etc) and found the limiter was bad component. And to double check, I bypassed the limiter (connected the wires) and of course the dryer worked. I only had it on long enough to see if it started. But, this little component, no bigger than a dime will cost me $45.00 - $71.00 to purchase. (hell for another $100.00 I could buy a new Dryer).

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you could try a limiter out of an old hairdryer or heater and solder it in and jb weld it to that spot. I did that to ours and it works to this day. I was recycling cans at the recycle center and saw at least 4 or five nearly new washing machines and dryers there, I was in shock, but you might find a limiter there also. Use your own discretion on the fix above and run the machine through several heat cycles. Never run your dryer and leave the house either..

good luck


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