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Dryer High-Limit Thermostat and Inlet Thermistor (replaces 8557403) WP8557403

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Part #WP8557403

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$74.42
13% OFF MSRP : $86.00
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Part Information

High-limit thermostat and inlet thermistor WP8557403 is an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) part that fits some dryers in these series: Kenmore and Kenmore Elite 110; Whirlpool WED and WEL; Maytag MED, MGD and YMED; Amana NED; and Crosley CED.

High-limit thermostat and inlet thermistor WP8557403 shuts off the heating element or burner when the dryer overheats.

This high-limit thermostat includes the inlet thermistor that measures the temperature of the heated air entering the dryer drum.

Replaces original dryer high-limit thermostat with thermistor part number 8557403.

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Reviews

Kenmore Elite dryer heater safety devices.
November 20, 2021

Parts installed and operating. Your rep was excellent. The online catalogue listed the wrong part. Your rep found the right part and sent it to me. It arrived very quickly and was an exact replacement. The only issue (reason for less that 5 stars) is it's priced about 4 times what it should be.

Harry, Loudon, TN 37774

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Ease of Installation
Easy
Duration of Installation
30 minutes - 1 hour

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Replace thermostat
May 01, 2020

The parts came quickly and were a good price for the name brand. There are some other brands available on the internet for less but may take more time and worry about receiving them. To replace this part I had to open the top of the dryer, remove the front, and take out the drum. I managed this by myself thanks to the u-tube posts I found on the internet. The part was simple to replace. The two wires had to be taken off and two screws removed. Make sure to mark the wires so you know how to replace them. The lower screw was a little hard to reach. The new part was screwed back in place and the two wires reattached. Make sure to get the wire connections pushed all the way on. Then I had to have some help from my daughter to get the drum back in place and the front back on. More than two hands are needed to hold everything in place. I am very happy I was able to make this repair.

Senior w, Texas

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Ease of Installation
Moderate
Duration of Installation
More than 2 hours

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

THRMST-FIX was not the answer
April 25, 2020

I replaced the old part and installed this part. It not seem that this part helped repair my dryer. I spent over $40 for the part.

John D, Undisclosed

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Ease of Installation
Very Difficult
Duration of Installation
More than 2 hours
Was not hard
July 29, 2019

Dryer would not start. ran a diagnosis and showed that code. So changed it.

Russy, Pa.

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Ease of Installation
Easy
Duration of Installation
30 minutes - 1 hour
Fixed the problem
February 16, 2019

I only needed one of the parts ordered so I returned the other one. My only complaint was that I was told I could return to a store even if it was in the process of closing. That was untrue.

SteveR37, Kennewick, WA

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Ease of Installation
Easy
Duration of Installation
Less than 30 minutes
broken
July 08, 2018

The part came in two pieces, It did not look broken at all. I spent a lot of time trying to get it to snap back together and finally realized it was broken. I super glued it and it's working fine after a month of use.

Melanie, South Dakota

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Ease of Installation
Moderate
Duration of Installation
1 - 2 hours
Once you get to the items in question easy fix.
May 13, 2018

Whirlpool dryer was not heating. Heating coil looked good. Didn't own an ohm meter so replaced all sensors. Fixed the problem

cntrynoy572, Undisclosed

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Ease of Installation
Very Easy
Duration of Installation
1 - 2 hours
easy to install
May 09, 2018

30 min job remember to take a picture of the wiring before unplug them

kkkkk, wi

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Ease of Installation
Very Easy
Duration of Installation
Less than 30 minutes