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Thermal fuse location

Make sure the unit is not plugged in when testing these fuses.You should also check the continuity on the heating element if all fuses check out as good.You may also need to check the main power at the terminal block and make sure you have 220 volts to the terminal block.These are all located on the rear of the dryer remove the back panel to get to them.


This is the most common locations for thermal fuses and heating element on Whirlpool,Kenmore,Estate dryers. Check these fuses for continuity and replace the one that does not have continuity

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my kenmore elec. dryer 67042 model wont get hot...I never recd a manual..need diagram to dis assemble and examine the unit! Can u help me find a diagram?



Make sure the unit is not plugged in when testing these fuses.You should also check the continuity on the heating element if all fuses check out as good.You may also need to check the main power at the terminal block and make sure you have 220 volts to the terminal block.These are all located on the rear of the dryer remove the back panel to get to them.


This is the most common locations for thermal fuses and heating element on Whirlpool,Kenmore,Estate dryers. Check these fuses for continuity and replace the one that does not have continuityseth765.jpgseth765_0.jpg

Mar 19, 2011 | Kenmore Dryers

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Dryer tumbles but does not put out heat



Make sure the unit is not plugged in when testing these fuses.You should also check the continuity on the heating element if all fuses check out as good.You may also need to check the main power at the terminal block and make sure you have 220 volts to the terminal block.These are all located on the rear of the dryer remove the back panel to get to them.


This is the most common locations for thermal fuses and heating element on Whirlpool,Kenmore,Estate dryers. Check these fuses for continuity and replace the one that does not have continuityseth765.jpgseth765_0.jpg

Mar 19, 2011 | Kenmore 62602 Electric Dryer

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you will need to check the thermal fuses they are located next to the heating element.If you have a volt meter you will need to check the continuity on all the thermal fuses and the heating element replace the part that has no continuity.

There are times that the main circuit breaker can be bad you may need to check the power and make sure there is 220 volts to the unit.As you check the thermal fuses and heating element make sure the unit is unplugged

Mar 18, 2011 | Dryers

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Dyer is not getting hot


If the dryer is not heating, check for a faulty thermal fuse or heating element. The thermal fuse is located just inside the rear of the unit, and is usually attached to the exhaust duct. It is about one inch long. The thermal fuse and the heating element can be tested using an ohm meter or multimeter. Check for continuity. If there is none, the component is defective. Sure hope this helped and best wishes.

Jul 31, 2009 | Whirlpool Dryers

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Check the following to address this issue.




1. No power to the dryer
Make sure there's power getting to the dryer. Check for tripped circuit breakers or blown fuses. An electric dryer uses two circuit breakers or fuses, and if only one of two is tripped or blown, the dryer might still run but not heat. Sometimes the power cord disconnects or burns at the dryer, if this is the case, the wiring and the terminal block must be repaired or replaced.

2. Heating element
A burned out heating element will show no continuity when measured with a meter. Replace the element if found defective.

3. Thermal fuse
Most dryers have a thermal fuse, which burns out when the dryer overheats, in which case the dryer will either not run at all or stop heating. The fuse is usually located on the vent duct, inside the dryer. A blown fuse will show no continuity when measured with a meter. Before replacing the fuse, make sure the blower wheel is not broken or clogged, and there is nothing blocking the venting.

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