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Checked all the venting and the seals on the drum everything is fine

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IT COULD BE THE OUT LET YOU HAVE IT PLUGED INTO, IF THE GROUND CIRCUIT IS LOOSE OR IN THE WRONG CONNECTOR, WHEN PLUGED IN IT WILL MAKE IT OVER HEAT, ALSO THE ELEMENT COULD BE GOING BAD ALSO CAUSING IT TO OVER HEAT, THE THERMAL FUSE IS FOR WHEN THE WIRES GET TO HOT, TRY TO PLUG INTO ANOTHER OUTLET FIRST EVEN A HEAVY DUTY EXTENSION CORD WILL WORK TEMPORARY, JUST TO CHECK IT OUT

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My tumble light in drum is on but the pannel with buttons isnt the fuse broke before this and I changed it it worked for two days then this happend


Sounds like a thermal fuse again.
Your dryer is getting too hot and that's why it keeps blowing the fuse.
You will need to check the vent airflow and make sure it's not clogged. Best of luck

Ned

Aug 23, 2016 | Dryers

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Kenmore elite electric dryer runs but then gets hot and then shuts off, replaced thermal fuse, dryer vent and tubing not plugged, dryer runs gets hot blows thermal fuse again.


DRYER OVERHEATING:

Heating Element
A defective heating element can make a dryer too hot. If the element partially shorts out, it can produce heat all the time, regardless of whether the dryer is calling for heat. Remove the heating element to inspect it. The coils should not be touching each other or anything else.

Other Causes and Conditions
Air Flow Problem
Dryers need good ventilation to work properly. If the vent is clogged it can make the dryer too hot. Clean all of the vent tubing thoroughly.

Cycling Thermostat
Although not common, a defective cycling thermostat can make the dryer too hot. The cycling thermostat is supposed to turn on and off the heat to maintain the proper temperature. If the thermostat is defective it may keep the heat on too long. The thermostat is not adjustable or repairable, it must be replaced.

Felt Seal
Most dryers have a felt seal at the front and rear of the drum to keep the heat inside the drum. If the felt seal is worn away or missing, the dryer may keep heating and make the dryer too hot. This is not common.

Blower Wheel
A defective blower wheel will not spin properly and will not vent the hot air, making the dryer too hot. Check to see if there is adequate airflow out of the dryer.
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Apr 28, 2015 | Kenmore Dryers

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I have a kenmore 90 series Model number 100.66904692 s/n MH4501730 Dryer runs for maybe 10 to 15 minutes then shuts off. When you push the start button you can hear a clicking sound. After it sets f


YES NOT UR THERMAL FUSE.
BUT MAYBE AN OVERHEATING ISSUE

DRYER OVERHEATING:

Heating Element
A defective heating element can make a dryer too hot. If the element partially shorts out, it can produce heat all the time, regardless of whether the dryer is calling for heat. Remove the heating element to inspect it. The coils should not be touching each other or anything else.

Other Causes and Conditions
Air Flow Problem
Dryers need good ventilation to work properly. If the vent is clogged it can make the dryer too hot. Clean all of the vent tubing thoroughly.

Cycling Thermostat
Although not common, a defective cycling thermostat can make the dryer too hot. The cycling thermostat is supposed to turn on and off the heat to maintain the proper temperature. If the thermostat is defective it may keep the heat on too long. The thermostat is not adjustable or repairable, it must be replaced.

Felt Seal
Most dryers have a felt seal at the front and rear of the drum to keep the heat inside the drum. If the felt seal is worn away or missing, the dryer may keep heating and make the dryer too hot. This is not common.

Blower Wheel
A defective blower wheel will not spin properly and will not vent the hot air, making the dryer too hot. Check to see if there is adequate airflow out of the dryer.


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Jun 14, 2014 | Kenmore Dryers

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I have a dle2532w and everything seems to be working fine but there is no heat, I have checked my breakers and everything is fine. I took it apart and checked the element and the thermostat and the thermal...


You need to replace the operating thermostat along with the thermal fuse. This thermostat controls temperature in the drum and if it fails, it will just put out heat constantly without regard to temperature. Be sure to check the exhaust vent in the house walls to make sure they're cleaned. Good luck

Jun 20, 2011 | LG DLE2532W Electric Dryer

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Keeps blowing thermal fuse even after complete cleaning of dryer door and blower and housing. changed vent to bucket and water lint trap. still blew fuse during fourth load.


have you check the fan blades?, is the fan loose at the motor shaft?, check inside the pipe of the blower housing for blockage. did you replace the thermal fuse alone or as a kit?, are ALL the seals in place including the blower seal?. after checking all that try to run dryer without the vent pipe attached and see if it hold.

Feb 12, 2011 | Maytag PYE2300AY Electric Dryer

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I keep blowing the thermal fuse.I've replaced all the thermostats and it still blows the fuse.


thermal fuse blows as it has exceeded it temperature due to a venting issue, I would clean the dryer inside and out, you can use a vacuum inside the dryer and a leaf blower(shop vac but you need to seal the tube and reverse the hose so it blows out) on the vent tube. This should fix the problem Tim

Dec 26, 2010 | Dryers

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41799980100 Kenmore Laundry Center dryer themal fuse blows


you need to clean out the dryer.the thermal fuse is a safety switch so you don't have a fire when the dryer is running to hot.blow out the vent line with a leaf blower,unplug the dryer and make sure the outside vent is clear.next you need to clean out the duct that the lint filter slides into and vac out the inside of dryer where the motor is,do this once a year,your clothes will dry on time,no fires and you'll save on parts.let me know how you make out

Apr 19, 2010 | Kenmore 62802 Electric Dryer

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Will dryer still run and heat if one of the thermostats (cycling[internal bias], high limit, and/or thermal cut-off) is faulty? Would it simply 'blow' the thermal fuse (that i just replaced) again?


if the thermal fuse keeps blowing it's because the dryer needs a cleanout.you need to clean out the duct that the lint filter slides into vac out the inside of dryer where the motor is and if you have a shop vac put it on blow and blow off the motor,there's alot of lint stuck inside it that the vac can't get out,you can blow the lint from the back of dryer to the front so you don't have to pull the drum to clean it.if the vent line is a long run from the back of dryer to the outside vent i use a leaf blower to clean out the line,i've blown out bird nests and big balls of wet lint after people told me the vent line was clear also make sure the outside vent is clear no screens or cages if there is remove them all they do is catch lint.do this once a year so you don't have a fire and you won't have to replace parts from overheating,thermal fuse is a safety that will pop if the dryer runs to hot mostly from a clogged dryer

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Thermal fuse keeps blowing


they will blow if the heat dont get out of the dryer and builds up inside / check and see if vent hose behind dryer is kinked or vent going outside is open / it will be one of those two.

Nov 25, 2008 | Amana ALE331RAW Gas Dryer

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Thermal limiter


In most dryers there are two thermal fuses and two thermostats. If the vent hose was restricted it is most likely that the thermal fuse on the heater assembly has failed . The fuse and thermostat come as a set in that in most cases the thermal fuse blows as a result of the thermostat failing.

The second set of a thermal fuse and thermostat is located on the air exiting the drum closest to the vent and control the drum air temperature. A qualified repair person can easily with power disconnected check these for devices and the one that is open at room temperature needs to be replaced.

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