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Good morning. Thank you for taking the time to read my inquiry. I have model # LER7646JQ0 Whirlpool electric dryer. My thermal fuse has blown 3 times recently. I was told maybe I need to replace my upper and lower thermostat switches, which I did. Replaced the thermal fuse for the 4th time as well. Worked fine for several days. It's apparantly blown the thermal fuse again. Any advise would be appreciated. Gary

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