Question about Dryers
It's always a good idea to replace both the thermal fuse AND safety thermostat when the fuse is found open. In fact, most manufacturers supply these in kits that include both parts. The thinking is, if the thermal's blown, it's a pretty fair bet that the safety tstat's been doing a LOT of cycling, and is most likely really stressed.
There is an obvious problem with your dryer (or venting) if this problem continues to happen.
One final note on these: if you find your thermal fuse (or element) open, before replacing it, be sure to check the airflow out your dryer’s vent system. Even though these devices do ‘wear out’ with age, poor airflow’s the #1 cause of failure of these devices, and if your vent’s partially clogged, a new thermal won’t last very long, but will do its job again, and leave you ’cold’ (a new element won't last long if the vent's clogged, either).
To check for blockage - remove the dryer vent right where it exits the machine. Inspect inside the vent tube, and the exhaust tube.
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Posted on Apr 15, 2009
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