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My dryer is dead

Does this model have a thermal fuse and if so where is it ?

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  • john pearce Dec 18, 2008

    you're a good man mobilian . I know where that is and I'll replace it . Thank you and have a Merry Christmas .

  • john pearce Dec 19, 2008

    I'm sorry ; I meant to send 4 stars . you're advice was excellent .

    thanks to you my dryer is working .

    I'll be more careful next time .



  • Anonymous Dec 24, 2008

    My dryer is dead, where is the terminal fuse?

  • thebons Dec 24, 2008

    Where is the Thermal Fuse located? My dryer went dead as well and I need to check this.



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It does have a fuse. It is mounted on the right hand side of the heater element and has 2 white wires hooked to it. The same screw that holes down the heater element also holds the clip and fuse on to the heater chamber. To get to it you must pop the topmy dryer is dead - 593140c.jpgGet the fron of the dryer off and clean out the lint from the blower and filter area. Make sure the blower wheel is not loose. This causes the dryer to take fifty forevrs to dry clothes and also makes that fuse blow. The kit comes with 2 fuses and a 250 drgeee limit that mounts over the heater element . It is recommened you change it. The fuses are for a gas model and an electric moel and have a dot painted on them so you can tell one from the other. e4238a8.jpg

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    Dan Webster Dec 18, 2008

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Remove back panel, center near the bottom. It is a skinny white bakelite unit held on with one screw.

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The air flow past the thermal fuse is too hot. The air flow cools the heater coil area. Check the air passages from the lint filter to the heator coil housing for lint balls blocking the flow and letting the area around the fuse get too hot.

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How do l change thermal fuse on Kenmore dryer model 110.88752793

Hello Shelton;

My name is Peter. I am a retired field service appliance technician.

25439664-j5jtgwve0qxm0uckbdimcx40-1-0.jpg Thermal fuse 3399849 trips if the exhaust air leaving the dryer becomes too hot.
Unplug the dryer before installing the thermal fuse. Wear work gloves to protect your hands during this repair.
This Dryer Thermal Fuse part #3399849

This is located in the back of your dryer on your hot air exhaust manifold.




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I often get the question about an electric clothes dryer that is dead, no operation and no lights like the dryer is unplugged from the wall socket If this is a problem you are having no matter the model the issue is with a component called a "Thermal Limiter Fuse". The Fuse is located inside the dryer cabinet and can blow from a shorted electric motor or defective heating element, anything that draws excessive current will blow the fuse for safety reasons to prevent a fire. So if you have the above symptoms check the fuse first. The fuse is located inside the dryer cabinet and varies with each make and model. Below is a picture of the most common Thermal Limiter fuses used in all makes and models of Electric dryers.


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My dryer is now only 1 year olD i use the dryer on sunday everything was fine and when i want to use it again nothing came on dead

Hello Debbie;

My name is Peter. I am a retired field service appliance technician.

I can only advise in general terms because you did not provide a model number. You model number is on a label on the dryer when you open the door.

You may have a bad door switch, a bad thermal fuse or a bad high temperature thermostat. The thermal fuse and thermal stat are in the back of your dryer. The following photo's may assist: Send me your model number and I can help you further.

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Dryer stopped running what could be the problem?

If it is completely dead, it is probably the thermal fuse. Without the model #, it's hard to say where it is or which type of fuse you have. you can check it with a meter or just jumper across it (just long enough to see if it turns on). Do not run it without the fuse as it can overheat and possibly start a fire. The blower motor blows across it to keep it cool , but if the dryer hose is clogged , the heat doesn't get out fast enough and will open the thermal fuse.

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Dryer won't start

This usually caused by a blown thermal fuse on the blower housing located behind the rear access panel. This thermal fuse is wired in series with the motor and if it blows, power to the motor is terminated and the motor cannot run. No dryer function works when the motor cannot run.

Unplug the dryer or disconnect power then remove the rear access panel. Locate the thermal fuse then bypass it for troubleshooting purposes.


Bypass the thermal fuse by disconnecting the wires and joining it together. Insulate properly and plug the dryer back in. The thermal fuse is indeed blown and needs to be replaced if the dryer starts. Do not use the dryer with the thermal fuse bypassed due to fire hazards.

Clean the lint filter and make sure the vent system is not restricted then replace the thermal fuse including the cycling thermostat (thermistor for other models) as a standard operating procedure and preventive measure. The thermal fuse usually cuts out due to a failed cycling thermostat(thermistor for other models).

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Thermal fuse. If the dryer overheats, this device stops the flow of electricity to the heat source and/or the entire dryer. It is located on the blower housing and cannot be reset. The most common cause for overheating is a vent tube clogged with lint, a birds nest or other debris.

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My roper dryer sparked and then shut off and wont work now.

Check for a blown thermal fuse. The thermal fuse is about an inch long and is just inside the rear of the dryer usually attached to or near the exhaust duct. The thermal fuse can be checked for continuity using a multimeter or ohmmeter. A lack of continuity indicates a blown thermal fuse. Hope this helped and best wishes.

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the wiring diagram for you dryer will be in one of two places either in the control panel up top or just inside the top of the dryer. and yes there is a thermal fuse if you pull it out from the wall and pull the back plate off you will see it. it is about 1/4" wide and about 1.5" long usually is white.

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Dryer doesnt start, 600 series kenmore

Q - My dryer is dead, what could do that ?
A - Common problems...blown house fuse/tripped breaker ( electric dryers need 2 )...loose white/neutral wire...broken belt ( on some models only )...door switch/door switch bracket...*thermal fuse open ( venting needs attention )...broken or burnt wire...timer...motor...burnt power cord/plug...start switch ( especially the ones with a built in relay switch )
* If you find a blown thermal fuse, always clean, change, adjust the venting system and vent hood first, then it is sometimes a good idea to replace the operating thermostat at the same time. This is a picture of -some- modern thermal fuses.
It doesn't work at all If your dryer doesn't work at all, it could be because of problems with:

Power from the house
Door switch
Thermal fuse
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.

Thermal fuse 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. (You can't re-set this type of fuse.)

Wiring Often the main wiring connection from the house, at the dryer, burns and the connection breaks. In this has happened to your dryer, you need to replace the power cord and the terminal block inside the dryer to which the wire is attached.

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