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Dryer won't stop

I replaced thermal fuse and thermostat is not bad. No airflow problem, but thermal fuse blew again

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  • faulktf Feb 09, 2009

    Thanks very much. I completely clean all the parts and it did solve my problem

  • sar0419 Feb 17, 2009

    dryer won't shut off and clothes not drying

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    Replaced thermal fuse on my Estate gas dryer model # TGDS780JQ1 AND STILL DOES NOT WORK?

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    Easte gas dryer replaced thermal fuse and dryer still not working



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Your blower wheel is either real dirty or your outlet is clogged up causing the thermal to trip.

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I have a Kenmore series 90 dryer about 15 years old which stopped heating last week. I found several videos on you tube which detailed the steps to troubleshoot and repair. The steps were to check...

Blown high limit fusees can be caused by.
  1. Not enough airflow caused by blockage in the exhaust vent pipe.(most common) Check for strong airflow coming out of the back of machine, then check for good airflow at exterior vent. Clean vent if airflow is restricted.
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Our 8 year old kenmore dryer won't do anything when you press the start button. We don't hear even a hum. It worked one day and then just wouldn't start the next day. We checked the fuse box...

Here is a good link for basic troubleshooting... But 10 to one the culprit is a thermal fuse or thermal cut off.... they are usually pretty cheap and easy to replace....

One final note on these: if you find your thermal fuse\cut off (or element) open, before replacing it, be sure to check the airflow out your dryer's vent system. Even though these devices do 'wear out' with age, poor airflow's the #1 cause of failure of these devices, and if your vent's partially clogged, a new thermal won't last very long, but will do its job again, and leave you 'cold' (a new element won't last long if the vent's clogged, either).

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Jun 16, 2011 | Kenmore Dryers

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I checked the element and it tested good. i replaced the thermal safety swith thats located above the element. the dryer worked for a while then it stopped heating again. could the thermostat on the...

See if the thermal fuse blew again as they are a single use device. If it has, you have a clogged vent line. The thermal fuse is detecting too much heat which causes it to blow (safety feature).

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Check lint light on replaced thermal fuse 2x blew again??

it would be nice to know if it's gas or electric, I think it may be an airflow sensor switch,clean or replace switch

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I replaced the thermal fuse and it blew again shortly after.

The main cause for thermal fuses to blow is a restricted airway. You need to make sure that your path for airflow is clear:

Check your dryer hose: make sure it is clear of debris inside, make sure it is not kinked when the dryer is in place.

Check your dryer vent: some houses and apartments have a fairly long dryer venting system before it reaches outside.

Check your dryer: just after the lint trap and prior to the blower motor is a common place for a blockage. You may have to take the front of the dryer apart to get to it. I have seen all kinds of things get passed the lint filter.

Each of these things would cause even a new thermal fuse to blow quickly. A combination of them could easily do that. The thermal fuse is the dryer's safety cut off, preventing your dwelling from burning down from an out of control dryer. So it's all about airflow, airflow, airflow.

Oct 26, 2009 | Whirlpool Dryers

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Thermal cut-out keeps cutting out so dryer isn't drying threr must be a blockage some where but dont know where empty the blockage can you help me? its a teka washer dryer

It's always a good idea to replace both the thermal fuse AND safety thermostat when the fuse is found open. In fact, most manufacturers supply these in kits that include both parts. The thinking is, if the thermal's blown, it's a pretty fair bet that the safety tstat's been doing a LOT of cycling, and is most likely really stressed.

There is an obvious problem with your dryer (or venting) if this problem continues to happen.

One final note on these: if you find your thermal fuse (or element) open, before replacing it, be sure to check the airflow out your dryer’s vent system. Even though these devices do ‘wear out’ with age, poor airflow’s the #1 cause of failure of these devices, and if your vent’s partially clogged, a new thermal won’t last very long, but will do its job again, and leave you ’cold’ (a new element won't last long if the vent's clogged, either).

To check for blockage - remove the dryer vent right where it exits the machine. Inspect inside the vent tube, and the exhaust tube.

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your blowing that many thermal fuses, id replace all the thermostats. (2) come in one kit both on heater box 1 top and one bottom. id also look into your venting, a clogged fo kinked vent is going to overheat the unit and blow all sorts of stuff(not to mantion the potential fire hazard of a bad vent

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