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I need to put in hi-limit thermal fuse how .show me kenmore 80series gas model 76812692 ser.no. mg2302559 I get no heat but it runs .

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Hello Friend, This problem will be an easy quick fix for you. All you need is a thermal fuse, your cost under $20. Remove back cover from dryer, look down towards where the air blows out, then just to the left where all the wires are. You will see a little white plastic part with two wires plugged into it, this part is called a thermal fuse. Just unplug these wires and replace the thermal fuse. This should solve your problem. Happy to help, Tim.

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