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Blows fuse for heat after about 30 minutes

Dryer runs for about 20 minutes with hot air and then blows fuse and blows cold air only . occassionally will complete cycle without blowing fuse , but not often. motor fuse never blows .


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    Dan Sharpe May 11, 2010

    Thermal fuses are not resettable, are you replacing the fuse each time?

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Yes , occassionally though it will run for full cycle ....but not very often

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