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Thermal Fuse Admril Dyer: Gets hot but the push botten won't start, was working fine then just stoped tryed every thing maybe its the fuse, but were is it? Someone Help

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Re: Thermal Fuse

Do u mean that the drum wont go round if so then it could be your mains filter which is faulty this is situated next to your motor either a plastic/metal cyclinder with wording on it will only be about 4in in length

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Won't work. No service code.

the first things to check is the door switch,open the door and push in the switch,if it doesn\'t click when pushed in the switch is bad,next thing to check is the belt,on some models there\'s a switch on the pulley assy. if there isn\'t any tension on the pulley the dryer won\'t start.if you need more help i need the model number off of the dryer,open the door and lolook around the opening where you put the clothes in and you\'ll see a tag with the model number,if the dryer hasn\'t been taken apart and cleaned out the thermal fuse could have popped,if the dryer gets to hot inside from a blocked vent line or the duct that the lint filter slides into is blocked the fuse will pop and it\'s non resetable.

Mar 18, 2013 | Kenmore Dryers

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No power on sears dyer. eas working fine early in day. went to dry more things and dryer had no power. there in power at wall.


The number on thing wrong on dryer when it has power yet won't start is a blown thermal fuse, it a fairly common thing,so common i fact i have written a tip about it so i would not have to type the same thing over and over,here is that tip,


Oct 06, 2011 | Dryers

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My kenmore dyer about 16 yrs old died on me in mid dry. It will not start now. I checked circut breaker in home was fine. I checked continuity in push to start switch,Hi limit thermostat, 250 degree therm,...

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If your dryer doesn't work at all, it could be because of problems with:
Power from the house Check to see whether there's power getting to the dryer. Is it plugged in? If you plug something else into the outlet, does it work? If not, check for a blown fuse or tripped circuit breaker. Door switch If the door switch or the door-switch actuator is defective, the dryer won't work and you need to replace the failed component. The switch is inside the dryer main housing near the door frame. Sometimes you need to raise or open the top or front of the dryer to reach the switch. To determine if the door switch has failed, watch the part testing video at the bottom of this page. Thermal fuse On many dryers, there's a thermal fuse (a heat-sensitive fuse that blows if the dryer overheats) mounted to the exhaust duct inside the back cover panel. The fuse is about an inch long. It's usually embedded in black resin and mounted in a white plastic housing.

If the fuse has blown, it has no continuity. When this happens, your dryer either just stops heating, or it doesn't work at all. Be sure to inspect the venting/heating system before replacing the fuse to put the dryer back into operation. (You can't re-set this type of fuse.) To determine if the thermal fuse has blown out, watch the part testing video at the bottom of this page.
Wiring Often the main wiring connection from the house, at the dryer, burns and the connection breaks. In this has happened to your dryer, you need to replace the power cord and the terminal block that it is attached too

Jul 31, 2011 | Roper REX4634KQ Electric Dryer

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3 things to check if it will not start the thermal fuse on the back of unit could be broken "if it gets to hot inside the dryer it will break this thermal fuse from the venting being clogged" or the door switch is broken or the push to start switch is broke

Apr 09, 2010 | Kenmore 73952 Gas Dryer

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Push start button wont start dryer

This could be the non resettable thermal fuse has popped, or the door switch is not working. Open the door and press on the door switch until it clicks and push start to see if it works. If it clicks and still no start, then the thermal fuse needs replaced. UNPLUG the dryer, remove the back and you will see the white thermal that looks like a regular thermostat with 2 wires on it. It is located on the air plenum. There could be 2 depending on the exact model, but normally only one white one. These thermals usually pop when the temperature gets too hot as a warning something needs checked. Check your vent and be sure it is absolutely clear, and the flapper on the outside is not stuck with lint buildup.

Nov 27, 2009 | Kenmore 62602 Electric Dryer

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Dyer not working

Most likely a faulty heating element or a blown thermal fuse. Both components can be tested using a multimeter. Test for continuity. A lack of resistance indicates a bad component. The thermal fuse located just inside the rear of the dryer and is usually mounted on the exhaust duct. It is about one inch long. If it has no continuity, the thermal fuse is blown. Hope this helped and best wishes.

Aug 07, 2009 | Amana ALG331RAW Gas Dryer

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Whirlpool dryer WED5530SQ0, heats but does not run

So,. basically your drum doesnt turn. SO your getting heat still even though the drum isnt turning. Is this right? Sounds strange??? Do you hear any humming noise when you push the start button? I need to know a little more about the problem because im kinda confused as how you decribed the problem. Iv never seen a dryer heat but the drum not spinning. especially your model dryer. Its electric heat right? because if the drum doesnt spin, maybe your motor is bad. and if your motor is bad, then your heating element wont heat up because the centrifical switch in the motor is not switching to complete the circuit to the heating element. So this is why im confused when you said" Dryer heats when knob turned but when "push button" pressed, drum doesnt run." Because your belt wraps around the motor pully and the motor is what makes the drum turn. Like i said, i never seen this model dryer heat with out the motor operating. So if you can give me some more info, ill do my best to help you out....Thanks!!!!

Jul 30, 2009 | Whirlpool WED5500S Electric Dryer

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The dryer is not blowing hot. One time it does, and with the back off you can see the orange heat and it gets hot...then you start it again and it just starts to get orange, then goes cold, almost like a...

It could be one of two things. If you have a meter, you can check them. First, the thermal fuse. It can be located when you take the back of the dryer off. Of course remove the power first. The thermal fuse looks like a little white disk with a tiny fuse in the center. Check continuity across it. The second thing is to check the over limit that is mounted to the housing of the element. Use the continuity test the same as the thermal fuse. Good luck.

Apr 18, 2009 | Dryers

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Roper Dryer Won't Turn On

Quick check list starting with the most likely to the mostly likely NOT:
Fuse edfbadd.jpgmounted on the blowers housing this puppy is wired in with the door switch. If the lint in the dryer gets to blocking the exhaust then this puppy gets all hot and bothered and melts, causing the whole machine to come to a screeching halt just as if you have opened the dryer door. Clever ain't it? Clean out the lint and replace this fuse.

Dec 31, 2008 | Roper RES7646KQ Electric Dryer

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