Question about Dryers
We have a Kenmore electric dryer (63952) & when it stopped heating (but still tumbling) in January we had a repairman out to fix it. He replaced the thermal cut-off & Fuse. He explained that due to lack of air circulation (our hose was clogged with lint) this burnt out & to keep everything cleaned out so it wouldn't happen again. Well - it burnt out 11 months later & the hose, lint trap, etc. were all clean (we were VERY thorough). So we decided to fix it ourselves - through the help of this website. we determined it was the thermal cut-off & replaced that part. it was working great for 2 loads & not it's not heating again. what else would be causing this part to be burning out?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Thermal Fuse
First of all stop replacing the fuses and using the dryer it could burn down your house. The problem is the vent is clogged (not necessarily in the dryer) make sure also that the vent flex is not excessively long behind the dryer and is not kinked when the dryer is pushed back.
Posted on Nov 19, 2007
SOURCE: thermal fuse keeps blowing
Unless there is something restricting the ventilation I think you are having a problem with the heating coil staying on too long. If that is the case, one or more heating sensors are bad. Let me know if this helps and thank you for using FixYa!
Posted on Mar 27, 2009
Hello there :
There are severaol things that could cause this to happen
Things to check are : - house fuse or breaker ( needs two of them ), heating element, burnt wire, thermostat(s), thermal fuse ( not all models ), motor heat switch, timer, selector switch, burnt power cord/plug.
I know that you have checked the thermal fuse so you dont have to worry about this.ok
Hope thatthis is very helpful
Best regards Michael
Posted on Dec 23, 2009
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believe that everything else is fine rather it is the thermal fuse that is
located inside the rear panel to the exhaust duct that is bad and should be
replaced. If you want you can test this fuse for continuity and if it is bad
then it should be replaced, as it cannot be reset. If the fuse is fine then it
can be due to the control board that is bad and should be replaced.
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