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You mentioned thermal fuse should fix my problem. how do you get to that thing on a stackable dryer? is it underneath the back panel, and if so do you recommend pulling that thing off the washer and out of the closet to work on it? any recommendation on where to purchase a thermal fuse to replace it? thanks for your help

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I don't know if I was the one to answer your question before but I will be happy to help you. I am not too sure of where your thermal fuse is as I don't know what type of dryer you have. If it's like the one in the picture that I see I would say that your thermal fuse is in the front. There should be a front panel that you can remove and the thermal fuse is located on the heating element housing. You can purchase one at your local appliance repair shop and if you don't have one of those you can get one on line. You might even be able to get on from Sears Home Repair Service if you call them. They may be able to sell you one from their trucks. If it is on the back though you will need to remove the back panel. I can't suggest how to do it as I don't know what your set up looks like. You would have to do whatever you needed though to get to the back if that is where the thermal fuse is located. Check the front first though to see if it is there, chances are that it is. It will be a small little fuse with two wires coming off of it. It is held down with two screws. It is rectangle in shape too. Let me know if you have any other questions and let me know if this was helpful. If you do have any other questions just respond from this message here, that way I will get the message. Good luck.

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