Question about Dryers
My dryer was working fine, until i went dry a load this evening. i pushed the start button and nothing happened. the dryer is plugged in, no circuit is popped, and the door was fully closed.
If you have verified the voltage at the wall receptacle and at the terminal block in the back of the dryer to be 220-240VAC, you need to check the Thermal Fuse inside the dryer to determine if it is still good. On your dryer, the thermal fuse is located behind the back panel on the blower fan housing. To access, follow these steps:
1. UNPLUG the dryer before servicing. Dangerous voltages are still present inside the dryer with the unit turned off.
2. Remove the dryer vent hose from the back of the dryer.
3. Remove the back panel by loosening all screws holding the panel in place.
4. The blower fan housing will be located on the lower left-hand side (as viewed from the rear).
5. Look for a small white plastic component on the housing. This is the Thermal Fuse.
6. Remove the wire leads and perform a resistance check. If good, the fuse will read about a short (0 ohms). If bad, it must be replaced.
Illustrations of your dryer are available at searspartsdirect.com. Just type in your model number and look for item number 7 under the "Bulkhead" heading. Repairclinic.com and appliancepartspros.com are also excellent sources for finding parts.
If you have questions, or require additional assistance, please let me know. I hope this helps you.
Posted on Jan 14, 2009
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