Asked by: Filipp Teggelaar
asked in category: General Last Updated: 18th January, 2020

How do you install a thermostat on a dryer?

The thermostat itself is attached to the dryer with two screws. Remove both screws and discard faulty cycling thermostat. Install new thermostat, securing it in place with two screws. Reconnect the two wires, reassemble your clothes dryer, and restore power to the unit.

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In respect to this, where is the thermostat located on a dryer?

Some thermostats sit inside a slot on the back of the dryer and are easy to pull out. Many others are held in place, usually with a pair of hex screws.

Similarly, what does the high limit thermostat do on a dryer? A high-limit thermostat is a switch that is actuated by temperature change. This high limit thermostat acts as safety mechanism to keep the dryer from overheating. Once the dryer temperature reaches 221 degrees Fahrenheit, this piece will shut down power to the heating element until it drops by 80 degrees Fahrenheit.

In this manner, how much does it cost to replace a dryer thermostat?

Typical Dryer Repairs & Their Costs

Part to Fix Average Repair Cost (for Materials Only)
Heating element $35 - 100
New Drum Bearings $50
Thermostat Replacement $50
Gas Ignition Coils $100

Can you bypass a thermostat on a dryer?

The idea would be to bypass the thermostat, hi-limit or thermal cutoff one at a time and see if the dryer will heat. Start with the control thermostat on the blower housing next to the thermal fuse. If it doesn't heat then the thermal cut-off and hi-limit can be checked the same way.

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