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Dryer will not run

I Checked circuit in home, all good. Switch is clicking and power cord looks fine. I need to get to Fuse in dryer but Cannot get back off. It seems to be riveted, how do I access the fuse to check it

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  • jjnjj Mar 12, 2009

    Thank you, got access and of course it a mess in there. I do not have much room to manuever and I have no idea what I looking for. Where is the fuse??

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If the back of your dryer is solid your access is through the front.
Raise the lid, then remove the front panel.
Remember to unplu the dryer.

Posted on Mar 12, 2009

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    steve Mar 12, 2009

    There should be 2.

    One immediately in front of you on the exhaust vent.

    One behind the thermostat on the heater canister.

    Remove the wires from them.

    Use you meter set to OHMs or continuity and touch each terminal with the meter leads.

    No reading.

    Bad part.

    Reading.

    Good Part.

  • steve
    steve Mar 14, 2009

    Did you check it yet?

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