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Admiral Dryer LNC8748A80 Need to Locate Thermal Fuse, other fuses and what ever to check what I could have arced.

That is the correct model number I have it also. Admiral LC6746A80 I need to know where to locate the thermal fuse, thermal selenoids, and thermostats. I am going to have to replace the temperature control switch or cycle thermastat switch which ever name. I just replaced blower (yeah). Now curiously after this am I going to have to check the gas stuff. the only thing was wrong was the blower wheel needed replacing but we arced out something. Yes we thought it was unplugged. What we unplugged was the washer because 17 years ago it was put in another type of surge protector and plug different color so bla bla stupid mistake made.

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see this causes , fix it. God bless you, use the common sense
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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. Check for continuity you should have none with door open, and should have a reading when closed. If not replace the door switch.

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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 or behind the front panel. The fuse is about an inch long. It's usually embedded in black resin and mounted in a white plastic housing or is sometimes round and made of metal and plastic.

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 this is the most common reason for blowing the fuse. (You can't re-set this type of fuse.)


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Right now I'm positing a link of a parts diagram for your dryer. On both links I'll tell you which number the thermal fuse is. Part number 10. Part number 11 on the heater box.

To test these fuses, you can buy an inexpensive continuity tester at lowes or home depot. They're really cheap if you get one that just tests for continuity. When you locate the thermal fuse, you will remove one of the wires and put both clamps or test leads on the fuse's terminals. You should have continuity. If it does, that means that electricity can flow through freely and the fuse is still okay. I would check both.

I hope that helps you out. I will be more than happy to help you if you need any further assistance.
My name is Mike, hope your dryer is up and running soon.

Congrats on doing the job yourself. :)

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Where are fuses located on Whirlpool electric dryer?

Check the internal thermal fuse, which is located within the back panel. The fuse is about an inch long and oval-shaped.

If your dryer is not getting hot, the thermal fuse may be blown. Instead of calling an expensive repairman, you can replace this simple part yourself in less than an hour. Make sure you purchase the correct replacement fuse for your make and model of dryer. Your owner's manual should have a list of compatible part numbers. You may also be able to order a replacement directly from your dryer manufacturer's website.

Things You'll Need

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    • 1 Disconnect the dryer from the electrical outlet. Remove the dryer vent from the back of the dryer by loosening the retaining screw on the clamp attaching the vent to the dryer's exhaust port and sliding the vent off of the port.
    • 2 Remove the hex nuts holding the dryer's rear panel in place. Slide the panel off to the side of the dryer. Locate the thermal fuse on the heating element housing on the right side of the dryer. The fuse is an oval-shaped part located near the top of the housing.
    • 3 Slide the thermal fuse wires off of the contact terminals on the fuse. Remove the hex nut holding the fuse in place and remove the old fuse.
    • 4 Place a new fuse on the housing and replace the hex nut. Reconnect the thermal fuse wires. Replace the dryer's rear panel and plug the dryer back into the electrical outlet.

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Item #2986 (OEM Part)

Thermal fuse. If the dryer overheats, this device stops the flow of electricity to the heat source and/or the entire dryer. It is located on the blower housing and cannot be reset. The most common cause for overheating is a vent tube clogged with lint, a birds nest or other debris.

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I have an Admiral ADE7005AYW that will not start. We have checked the plug and it is fine but the dryer will not turn on or light up. What could be the problem?

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1. You could have a defective door switch. you can check the switch with an ohm meter for continuity.

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How to change the belt in the kenmore dryer model number 110.62822101. Dryer is not spinning so I would assume its the belt correct?

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The dryer quit running and became extremely hot

Hello DickandKendra! You've already done the difficult part, which was to find and locate the faulty thermal fuse (switch). Now you should be able to get a new one and replace it pretty easily, just be sure to unplug the dryer before you start taking it apart, etc., but you already knew that.

If you need to determine what the replacement part number is for your particular dryer is, please go to, since you didn't post your model number, I can't provide you with the part number directly. No problem, you can find it by entering in your Dryer model number and then click on the links that show up to locate the thermal switch. There will also be a line drawing of your Dryer, so you can search by the picture, etc.

I think that possibly that the dryer motor has failed and that is why the thermal fuse went out, but you should probably just replace the fuse 1st to see if that's the only issue. When you replace the fuse, just run a drying cycle without heat, (only air fluff, etc.) so you can see if the motor starts and runs. If it does, then the thermal fuse was the problem, if the motor doesn't run, you've got a faulty motor and it'll need replacement.

Of course, if you're comfortable with doing a temporary bypass of the thermal fuse, you can also check the motor function before you order and replace the thermal fuse, to determine if the motor is faulty. The temporary bypass is ONLY to be used to diagnois if the motor is good or bad - DO NOT leave the thermal fuse bypassed, as it's purpose is to prevent a dangerous overheating problem that can cause a fire. This is only to be done as a temporary measure to determine what caused the thermal fuse to blow!

This will allow you to determine if you want to spend the money and time needed to replace the motor and thermal fuse, or weigh those costs against purchasing a new dryer - your option. However, if the dryer is still in good condition, it will cost much less than buying a new one, even with the cost of these couple of parts.

I hope you find this Very Helpful and best regards!

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