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The dryer keeps burning up the thermal switches

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  • mnganske Jun 28, 2009

    I have all ready went through and cleaned out the exhaust tubing and i have pretty good airflow to the out side. It seems to run good for about two months then it burns up the switches.

  • mnganske Jun 28, 2009

    It is a Kenmore Elite with a model number of 110.65922401

  • craig thorne May 11, 2010

    need make and model please

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Hello Friend, Your solution is simple. It sounds like your dryer is working properly, and your actual problem is a blockage somewhere in your 4 inch exhaust tubing. Check it and make sure it is not clogged up with excessive lint. Also if your tubing is clear you need to check your connection where it travels thru the wall etc. It would be a good idea to find the actual location where it exits to the ouside and check for good airflow. If you have poor or no airflow this is why your thermal fuse has blown out. Poor venting of dryer causes overheating and therefore blowes the thermal fuse. I Hope I have helped you, Tim. And please don't forget to give me your rating for my help. Thanks.

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