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Where is the thermal fuse or limiter in a model 970-C85162-00 kenmore dryer?

How do I replace the thermal fuse or limiter in the dryer

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SOURCE: Thermal fuse change on Kemore 970.c85042-00

First you need to know your dryer over heated and the thermal fuse tripped for a reason.

You will need to replace the thermal fuse, thermal fuses are there to protect the dryer. When you have the dryer apart clean all the venting and vacuum out the dryer. Look online for a parts supplier in your area, you will need your model and serial number to order the thermal fuse they are about ten dollars.

how long is the venting, does it exceed 20 feet, how many elbows. Make sure the outside hood is clean

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that one is old enough to vote..if filter on top remove back find small hole on right just below top may be hidden by pasted on tech sheet..through hole insert long socket 5/16 or reach up from underneath with short ratchet and socket remove screws and attached wires lift element housing up slightly and pull bottom of housing out and down..5/16 screw on backside holdes element in

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It is mounted on the rear of the dryer on the blower housing. f8cdc70.jpg

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