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Location of thermal fuse on leq9858 l dryer whirlpool

Wil not heat need location of thermal fuse leq 9858 dryer whirlpool

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If this is a top load?if so remove the back panel and you will see the dryer heater box to your right,the fuse is on the left side of box top,the high temp thermostat is on the bootm left and should be replaced also,before you do thatmif you have a meter remove the 2 wires from the heating element and check it on omns,no meter?remove the 2 screws pull the element off and look to see if the coil is broke anywhere,let me know how you do-mkie

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  • Access the thermal fuse in your Whirlpool dryer by removing the back panel. Remove the screws that hold the back panel in place and it should easily come free.
  • Look between the dryer's blower housing and exhaust to locate its thermal fuse. The thermal fuse in a Whirlpool dryer looks like a white plastic strip that has two wires connected to it.
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  • Replace a blown thermal fuse in your Whirlpool dryer. Disconnect the power and remove the back panel. Remove the electrical tape that you used to perform the diagnostic test and disconnect the wires from the thermal fuse. Remove the screws that secure the thermal fuse to the dryer and discard the blown fuse. Attach the replacement thermal fuse by replacing and tightening the screws. Attach the wires to the new thermal fuse.
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    1 the thermal fuses are located in the cabinet of the dryer under the drum
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    3. the heating element can also be bad.
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    It is possible that your dryer isn't heating because its heating element is defective. Heating elements are irrepairable. If yours has ceased to function properly, you will have to replace it. Open your dryer's cabinet and locate the heating element so that you can test it.
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    Another possible cause for a dryer not heating up could be attributed to a faulty thermal fuse. Once a dryer's thermal fuse has blown, it is no longer of any use. If your dryer's fuse is blown, you will have to replace it. Open up your dryer's cabinet and locate its thermal fuse so that you can test it.
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    If any of your dryer's thermostats have become defective, they could be the reason that your dryer is not heating. Open up your dryer's cabinet and test each of your dryer's thermostats. If any are faulty, replace them.
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