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$160 hi limit thermostat on ge dryer WTF?

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schleven:
I have to go see a customer in the morning with a ge dryer no heat. model number DVL223GA0WW.  I like to be prepared and make sure I have the common things.  I looked to see what safety thermostat it uses and the diagram shows me this part number : WE04X10017
ses My local parts store shows it is very expensive and i think it must be an error.  so I go to repair clinic and it is listed at $160!

Really?  looks like a regular old thermostat to me.

Whats the deal with that?

AJ:
Wow, that has to be the most insane mark up I have ever seen on any part.

Maybe someday it will be cheaper for us to buy new appliances and part them out instead or ordering new parts.

schleven:
The control stat is $80. Its the most basic dryer too.  Hopefully th igniter is the problem  :P

AJ:
You could look for a generic L180 thermostat if nothing else. I don't see anything special with the WE04X10017

AJ:
Guess the mount is different then what I was thinking on this one.
http://www.repairclinic.com/PartDetail/Thermostat/L180/193977

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