Dryer just stopped working, when I try to turn it back on nothing happens, no sound nothing. I am trying to get at the fuse but the back seems to be sealed shut. How do I dismantle it to get at the fuse
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Re: 2002 kenmore dryer
Either the top pries up or at the bottom of the front panel you'll see 2 screws. If screws at bottom take out and lift off be sure to disconnect door switch wires before removing door completly. If it's pry top up use flat screw driver at about inch and a halh in from edges pop the top up and open then inside front panel toward top you'll find 2 more screws take them out and front panel should come off. Good Luck
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Sounds like your door switch has gone bad.
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. Here is a video on the door switch.On many dryers, there's a thermal fuse (a heat-sensitive fuse that blows if the dryer overheats) mounted to the exhaust duct inside the back cover panel. The fuse is about an inch long. It's usually embedded in black resin and mounted in a white plastic housing.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. Here is a video on the thermal fuse. Happy Holidays!
Make sure it has power. Then:Check the door switch.
A little lever sticking down through top right of door opening. If it is
not there you will need new door switch(sometimes the little lever
breaks off). If it is there and does not click when you press it in you
need a new door switch. if it clicks when you close the door
then you have a bad thermal fuse.The thermal fuse is found by taking
the back of the dryer off. The fuse is an oblong white plastic piece
with 2 wires attached.
Door switch part number 3406109 Thermal fuse part number 3392519
hi thanks for the question the belt has probably broken there should be a bottom panel use screw driver to pry the front on each side pry outwards remove panel now you should see a broken belt replace thanks the appliance dod
its a thermal fuse open up the back make sure you unplug it and turn off the gas its on your lower left side of your blower housing its skinny and white and about a inch in a half long and has 2 connectors going to it if any problems let me know