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Dryer is not heating. Replaced thermal fuse, it blew twice and then the outlet popped and the plug is now black.

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The wires are crossed. you may have a negative connected to a ground. Or there is a short in the wires.

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HI,

If your dryer doesn't work at all, it could be because of problems with:

Power from the house Check to see whether there's power getting to the dryer. Is it plugged in? If you plug something else into the outlet, does it work? If not, check for a blown fuse or tripped circuit breaker.

Door switch If the door switch or the door-switch actuator is defective, the dryer won't work and you need to replace the failed component. The switch is inside the dryer main housing near the door frame. Sometimes you need to raise or open the top or front of the dryer to reach the switch.

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If the fuse has blown, it has no continuity. When this happens, your dryer either just stops heating, or it doesn't work at all. Be sure to inspect the venting/heating system before replacing the fuse to put the dryer back into operation. (You can't re-set this type of fuse.)

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Maytag dryer is less than 3 years old. Blew thermal fuse. Cleaned all of the venting inside and out. dryer still overheating and blowing the thermal fuse. Replaced the thermal fuse and the high temp sensor...


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You need to change the t-stat, thermal fuse and high limit all at the same time...

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I have a roper gas dryer and have replaced the thermal fuse twice, the dryer will heat and dry a load of laundry and then next time i try to use it the dryer doesnt heat what else could my problem be???



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If your dryer is not heating, then check if the power cord is plugged into the wall. It may be loose or disconnected. Inspect the fuses and circuit breakers they may have burned out or tripped. Usually, dryer will still tumble but not create heat if a fuse or a circuit breaker is not working. Now, check whether the heating element in your gas dryer is burned out by using an ohm meter to check for continuity. If the continuity is not there then you would need to replace the element. After checking the element, check out the thermal fuse to see if it's burned out. The thermal fuse is attached to the exhaust duct on the back panel of the gas dryer. It's usually surrounded by a black resin material situated in a housing made of white plastic. If the fuse looks like it

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If the fuse has blown, it has no continuity. When this happens, your dryer either just stops heating, or it doesn't work at all. Be sure to inspect the venting/heating system before replacing the fuse to put the dryer back into operation. (You can't re-set this type of fuse.)
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I had an identical problem to yours this weekend with my Kenmore dryer. There were 2 problems.

1. Timer was broken. Does not advance to "OFF" position on timed dry, however it still works for auto-dry.

2. Thermal fuse was blown. Upon replacing, dryer heated up normally.

I believe when the timer broke, the dryer had kept running and blew the thermal fuse. On Sears' website, thermal fuse is $5.30, timer is roughly $80.

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Did you replace the Thermal FUSE? Or, the Thermal CUT-OUT? If the thermal fuse blew, the dryer would not run at all. If the thermal cut-out blew the dryer would run, but would not heat. The following link explains how to troubleshoot a dryer no heat problem:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r630242-dryer_runs_but_not_heat

Its great that you've cleaned all the duct work. That's usually the number one reason why dryer's fail. Poor ventilation causes the dryer to overheat to the point of failure. Now....before you go tearing the dryer apart again, did you verify the voltage at the wall receptacle? If you are missing a portion of the input voltage, the dryer will still run, but the heating circuits won't work. That's because the drive motor only requires 110-120VAC to run, while the heating circuits require 220-240VAC. If you have confirmed your input voltage is good all the way to the terminal block at the back of the dryer (read across the RED and BLACK leads), then the problem is your heating circuits. If the voltage is good at the receptacle, but bad at the terminal block, you have a bad power cord.

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