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Where is the fuse in kenmore elite dryer

My dryer is not heating up and i think the fuse is blown

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Check your breakers first. Turn off then back on. Then check trhe wiring from the receptacle to the dryer and to the heating elements. The thermal fuse is located under the top. You will have to remove some screws to get to it. Bypass the fuse and if it works, then replace it. It is only 15 dollars. If all is O.K., then check the heating element. It may be bad especially if the dryer is over 10 years old.

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Make sure there's power getting to the dryer. Check for tripped circuit breakers or blown fuses. An electric dryer uses two circuit breakers or fuses, and if only one of two is tripped or blown, the dryer might still run but not heat. Sometimes the power cord disconnects or burns at the dryer, if this is the case, the wiring and the terminal block must be repaired or replaced.

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