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Mdl geq9800lgo How do I access the thermal fuse? The back doesn't seem to come off.

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Pull the top off and you will see the srews for the back

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HI if theres a bottom panel on you dryer. remove front panel. their is where the thermal fuse is located on the air duct. if you dont have a bottom panel. pull the dryer from wall. remove back panel. clean all dust in dryer and the venting. the thermal fuse is on the left, on the air duct. a small plastic piece, with 2 blue wires to it. replace this part. thanks the appliance doc.please rate my answer. thanks.

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Bypass the thermal fuse by disconnecting the wires and connecting them together. Insulate them properly and plug the dryer back in. The thermal fuse is indeed blown and needs to be replaced along with the cycling thermostat if the dryer starts. Do not use the dryer with the thermal fuse bypassed due to fire hazards.


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