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$160 hi limit thermostat on ge dryer WTF?
« on: January 31, 2013, 09:56:11 PM »
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?
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Re: $160 hi limit thermostat on ge dryer WTF?
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2013, 10:12:29 PM »
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.
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Re: $160 hi limit thermostat on ge dryer WTF?
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2013, 10:18:58 PM »
The control stat is $80. Its the most basic dryer too.  Hopefully th igniter is the problem  :P

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Re: $160 hi limit thermostat on ge dryer WTF?
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2013, 10:24:08 PM »
You could look for a generic L180 thermostat if nothing else. I don't see anything special with the WE04X10017
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Re: $160 hi limit thermostat on ge dryer WTF?
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2013, 10:26:02 PM »
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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Re: $160 hi limit thermostat on ge dryer WTF?
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2013, 10:30:50 PM »
I havent diagnosed it yet, he just said its running but not heating. I carry some common stats.ill post back after i check it iut
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Re: $160 hi limit thermostat on ge dryer WTF?
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2013, 10:32:45 PM »
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Re: $160 hi limit thermostat on ge dryer WTF?
« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2013, 10:33:31 PM »
Looking at the dryer, i figure it has to be a tstat, igniter, or coils.
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Re: $160 hi limit thermostat on ge dryer WTF?
« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2013, 11:21:32 PM »
Thats GE for you. Its common to have extra extra high mark up on their parts but that is an extreme case. For example, probe for GE oven-$100. Every other brand that appears identical in all aspects, $14. :D
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Re: $160 hi limit thermostat on ge dryer WTF?
« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2013, 11:31:33 PM »
I had a ge fridge that needed a defrost stat and it was 80 bucks. The exact same stat in a samsung bag was 12 bucks. I also found a samsung pump for a maytag washer that was exactly the same for 1/3 the cost. Crazy how different mfgs charge more for identical parts.
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