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Amana electric dryer blowing high limit fuses

I posted the problem a few weeks ago and I was told I might have a blockage but I do not, I took apart the vent from wall and the entire exhaust system in the dryer and found nothing. This time the fuse only lasted 1-2 weeks and in the past it lasted a month or so, would it be the thermostate or the thermostate heater? I have no clue anymore, can you help my model number is lea30aw if you need it thanks

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  • dino d Feb 20, 2009

    I just replaced a thermal fuse and it blew in less than a week. I believe that the high limit thermostat must be bad and probably the operating thermostat is bad too. I don't believe the thermostat heater is the problem causing blown thermal fuses. (I have an LE8457W)

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I HAVE A AMANA LEA30AW DRYER I KEEP BLOWING THERMAL FUSE THE HEAT ELEMENT TEST GOOD AND THE VENTING IS CLEARD WHAT COULD CAUE IT TO BLOW

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