If the high limit thermostat was bad, would this cause the dryer not to work?
Answer Hello. Yes the dryer would not work. Hope this helps.
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My dryer overheats. I don't find any questions relative to this situation. The vent is not clogged.....the hot air coming out has melted some of the vinyl siding on the house. I don't find a typical thermostat for this model.
Based on the information it sounds like the unit is cycling on the high limit thermostat instead of the cycling thermostat. To determine which thermostat you would need you will have to look at the first 2 digits of the serial number. If the serial number is 10 -14 then you would need part number 31001192 and if it is 15 or higher you will need part number 31001088. The cycling thermostat can be found on the blower housing. Another thing to look at is for a shorted heating element. If the heating element is shorted then it will never shut off.