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196 degree non resettable thermal fuse

Model # LER3624EQO (or) 0 (Last character is a letter O or numeral 0. I can't tell for sure) This is a front loading electric dryer approx 10 yr old. Dryer will not run, timer works and can be herd ticking, stops when front door is opened. Start switch displays continuity when depressed. I have checked for this on all fuses and switches with good readings on all except 1. My question; The thermal (196 degree F) fuse, not resettable, connected by Blue wires, between the drive motor and timer switch does not show continuity when checked with a multimeter. Is this a normal indication for this switch or an indication that it could be bad? Resistance readings on this fuse come up infinite. Any help would be appreciated.

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  • Valion Nov 07, 2007

    Thank you. I'll check on that tomorrow and check to see that the duct is not clogged up with lint and debris. Also, thanks for the Mod # info on that last character. I had a feeling it was a "zero" but then when asking a question like this in this type of forum, more info is better then not enough eh? LOL.

    Thanks again

  • Valion Nov 14, 2007

    Sorry I didn't get back here sooner on this. Been pretty busy lately. The fuse fixed it fine. I cleaned out the vent duct. You were right, it was pretty well packed. I jumped the fuse wires to check the system as you suggested and she ran like a top. Picked up the fuse the next day and its been running great and drying faster ever since. Many thanks for the assist and advice here. You saved me a mint just when the mint was needed elsewhere. Again...MANY THANKS!!!
    Chuck

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That is the thermal fuse. It must read closed for the dryer to work. You can connect the two wires together to check the rest of the system, but don't run it with them crossed for normal drying. Many times this is an indication that the high limit switch is sticking or the duct is clogged with lint causing a high temp situation.
Post back if you have any questions.

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    Michael Lindley Nov 07, 2007

    Also, that is a 0(zero) at end of model#

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    Michael Lindley Nov 11, 2007

    Valion

    Just wanted to follow up on your dryer and see if you got it back going.

    Thanks/Mike

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This solved my problem too! Thanks

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