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How to Replace the Fuse on a Kenmore Dryer?

1) Firstof all unplug the dryer from wall unit.
2) Carefullypull the dryer away from wall. So that you can easily access the dryers back.
3) Removethe back panel of the dryer. It’s fitted with some screws.
4) Insome dryers it been noticed that top panel of the dryer blocks the back panelto come out. In this case the top panel latch needs to be pressed by a puttyknife .this will release the back panel to be easily removed.
5) Afterthe back panel is removed out. You will see the thermal fuse. its a metal barwith wires connected to the end of the metal bar. The other end of the wiregoes to vent hose.
6) Removethe wires carefully and remove the old fuse out.
7) Beforeremoving the fuse. Please note down which wire is connected where and in whatposition the fuse is placed in the socket.
8) Afterremoving the old faulty fuse insert the same fuse of same amp/voltage.
9) Refitall the parts which you removed while removing the old thermal fuse in reversemethod. Take care you don’t miss any part fitting.
This will help. Thanks.

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Dryers need airflow to work properly.

Unplug the unit and pull away from wall. Use flashlight, gloves, etc. as neccessary to inspect ducting for dryer lint. Remove any and all lint. Use a shop vac to clean vents and area. You might also need to use the shop vac to vaccuum out or blow out ducting.

Another typical solution is to replace the two thermostat controllers.

Parts available from Sears parts online for around $20 each.

Unplug Dryer and remove back panel from unit (8-10 screws.) A Simple pair of pliers will do the trick. Use shop vac to remove any and all dryer lint from inside unit. Thermostats look to be central right and easily accessible.

I am not a professional by any means, but I was a mechanical engineer on a nuclear submarine's reactor plant and I did work for 6 months installing and light repair on Maytag appliances.

I have seen several websites with info that supports the problem being the thermostats. My guess is that I would treat this like replacing headlights for your car. Never replace just one, because the older one will not be as bright and will most likely fail in the near future. For the low cost and high effort to go back and replace a second thermostat...you might as well replace both at the same time.

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Dryers need airflow to work properly.

Unplug the unit and pull away from wall. Use flashlight, gloves, etc. as neccessary to inspect ducting for dryer lint. Remove any and all lint. Use a shop vac to clean vents and area. You might also need to use the shop vac to vaccuum out or blow out ducting.

Another typical solution is to replace the two thermostat controllers.

Parts available from Sears parts online for around $20 each.

Unplug Dryer and remove back panel from unit (8-10 screws.) A Simple pair of pliers will do the trick. Use shop vac to remove any and all dryer lint from inside unit. Thermostats look to be central right and easily accessible.

I am not a professional by any means, but I was a mechanical engineer on a nuclear submarine's reactor plant and I did work for 6 months installing and light repair on Maytag appliances.

I have seen several websites with info that supports the problem being the thermostats. My guess is that I would treat this like replacing headlights for your car. Never replace just one, because the older one will not be as bright and will most likely fail in the near future. For the low cost and high effort to go back and replace a second thermostat...you might as well replace both at the same time.

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Dryers need airflow to work properly.

Unplug the unit and pull away from wall. Use flashlight, gloves, etc. as neccessary to inspect ducting for dryer lint. Remove any and all lint. Use a shop vac to clean vents and area. You might also need to use the shop vac to vaccuum out or blow out ducting.

Another typical solution is to replace the two thermostat controllers.

Parts available from Sears parts online for around $20 each.

Unplug Dryer and remove back panel from unit (8-10 screws.) A Simple pair of pliers will do the trick. Use shop vac to remove any and all dryer lint from inside unit. Thermostats look to be central right and easily accessible.

I am not a professional by any means, but I was a mechanical engineer on a nuclear submarine's reactor plant and I did work for 6 months installing and light repair on Maytag appliances.

I have seen several websites with info that supports the problem being the thermostats. My guess is that I would treat this like replacing headlights for your car. Never replace just one, because the older one will not be as bright and will most likely fail in the near future. For the low cost and high effort to go back and replace a second thermostat...you might as well replace both at the same time.

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1.Unplug your Maytag dryer from the wall outlet, and pull the dryer two feet away from the wall.
2.Wrap duct tape around the edge of a 2-inch putty knife blade. Go to the front of the dryer and insert the putty knife between the top and bottom panels, two inches from the right corner of the dryer.
3.Press the putty knife blade over the inside retaining clip while lifting the top right corner with your free hand. Pull the putty knife out, and insert the putty knife two inches from the left corner of the dryer.Slide the blade over the retaining clip, and raise the top panel completely back toward the rear wall.
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there are 2 ways to get into your dryer.
1. Pull the dryer out away from the wall and unplug the unit.
see if the back panel comes off. if so just take the back panel off the dryer.

2.If there is no back panel still unplug the unit.
take a flat head screw driver to the front lip of the dryer. You will need to go to the front side edge and instert the screw driver. you will need to pull up on it until you hear it pop. and the dryer top should pop off the unit.

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