How do I replace the limiter? From the front panel or back. I don't want to break any parts. please show step by step.
If there is a rear access panel you may be able to access the limiter from there but if not you will want to use the following steps.
You would need to access the limiter from the front of the unit. To do this you will need to first disconnect the power supply then take the top off the from by removing the 2 screws in the rear of the top. Slide the top back about 1/2" and lift off. To remove the console you will need to remove the 4 screws, (2) on each side, holding the console to the front panel and roll the console forward. Disconnect the wiring from the control board and lift the console off. Remove the lower access panel by removing the 2 screws holding the panel to the dryer base. Disconnect the wiring from the door switch making sure that you mark them to remember which terminals they go to. Remove the 2 screws, one on each side, at the bottom holding the front panel to the body sides. Remove the 2 screws, one on each side about 8 inches down from the top, that holds the front panel to the body sides inside the cabinet. Pull out on the bottom of the front panel to release the spring load tabs. Lift up on the font panel to release the 2 tabs at the top, on en each end, and swing the panel out. Any wiring that is not disconnected you will want to disconnect from the panel at this time. Release the drum belt by pushing the idler pull to the left and slip the belt off the motor pulley. At this timer you will want to remove the drum. Use the belt to raise the rear of the drum to release the ball from the hitch and move the drum out the front. This will give you access to remove and replace the limiter.
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The igniter is good, but does not glow or start the flame. The flame sensor shows continuity. Would the limiter keep the igniter from working? Is there a test for the limiter? The dryer runs fine and is only two years old. What does the limiter do?
Answer Hello Joe,
The limiter 137539200 is like a thermal protector. If the thermostat doesn't open at the proper temperature, the limiter acts like a thermal cutout and opens to prevent overheating and creating a fire hazard. If the limiter has to be replaced, the manufacturer says the thermostat 137116700 failed and has to be replaced because it isn't opening when it should. All of the components should read continuity.
The wiring diagram should be in the control panel. It will show all of the components in the circuit that you need to test.