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My limit thermostat is bad again on my electric dryer.

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My limit thermostat is...

My limit thermostat is bad again on my electric dryer. Replaced it about 4 months ago. Noticed the plastic connectors that connect into the limit thermostat have burn marks on them. What could be causing this and is it safe to try put another limit swithc in?

Contractor's Assistant: What's the make and model of your dryer? And can you guesstimate how old it is?

It is a Roper and model number is *****

Contractor's Assistant: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?

Yes. already tested the limit thermostat with multitester and is bad.

Contractor's Assistant: Anything else we should know to help you best?

Checked vents for lint and were clear.

Submitted: 4 months ago.Category: Appliance
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Appliance Technician: Tyler Z., Appliance Doc replied 4 months ago

If your high limit thermal cut out is failing, first make sure your vent through the hose isn't clogged. Other than that, if the connectors have burn marks on them, the terminals going to the high limit thermostat need to be cut off and replaced. These terminals tend to blacken if they make a poor connection with the thermostat connectors. That can cause the thermostat to heat up and fail as well so that may be your problem all along, but I'd check and make sure the vent is clean as well.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Just to clarify the terminals are the plastic pieces on the end of the wires that connect into the thermostat
Appliance Technician: Tyler Z., Appliance Doc replied 4 months ago

Correct yes. You will need to cut the terminals off and install new ones. You can get new ones at any local hardware store like Lowes or Home Depot or ACE

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