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I have a whirlpool dryer. Model LER8648LW. Where is located the thermal fuse?

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Hi and welcome to FixYA!
That thermal fuse will be located in the blower duct in the back of the machine. Take the back off the machine, look for what will probably light-blue colored wires attached to a white plastic oblong thermal fuse. For your model that part is #
3392519

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Hello medias_cente,
Use this link http://www.pcappliancerepair.com/model-display.php ( specifically item #7 of slide 3) that will show you where the thermal fuse is. This link also includes a parts list with pricing information.
Hope this helps..
Regards,
Rick

Posted on Dec 14, 2008

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