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Thermal cut-off keeps burning out

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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  • Gwyn Nov 17, 2008

    sorry - Thermal cut-off & Thermostat were replaced (the thing that comes in a set) - i keep getting confused with the names but knew that the Thermal Cut-off is the one that is always measuring wrong with the ohm-meter. -thanks!

  • wesgarner Mar 28, 2010

    I am having the same problem with my series 90 kenmore electric dryer. The thermal cut-off switch keeps burning out.

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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.

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it sounds like your heating element is gone bad. there is no heat if they burn out or get corroded

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check cord conections and timer contacts (big wires)

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SOURCE: thermal fuse keeps blowing

Good Afternoon,
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!

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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


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