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Thermal Fuse My thermal fuse keeps blowing on my dryer. I have cleaned out the lint trap but it still keeps blowing after a few loads?

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  • Kswens21 Nov 19, 2007

    Thanks, we tried that too! We blew air threw the vent and made sure it got all the way outside. The vent flex looks good too. Any other ideas?

  • Kswens21 Nov 19, 2007

    The vent goes from the basement to the backyard...roughly 8 feet to the ceiling and then 15 feet to the outside. What can you do to clean that out because we did was the leaf blower?

  • Kswens21 Nov 20, 2007

    Thanks, we will try that and let you know!

  • jmatanane197 Jan 11, 2009

    amana ple8517w2 keeps blowing the thermal fuse. i checked the dryer vent in and outside of dryer. everything clean, but still can't figure out why the fuse keeps blowing out.



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First of all stop replacing the fuses and using the dryer it could burn down your house. The problem is the vent is clogged (not necessarily in the dryer) make sure also that the vent flex is not excessively long behind the dryer and is not kinked when the dryer is pushed back.

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    joey shearer Nov 19, 2007

    Ok trust me here.... Even if you get air to blow out the vent issume with some sort of high pressure leaf blower of shop vac its still too clogged for the dryer to work properly. To be sure air should come out it at about the same force it comes out directly leaving the dryer. Where does your vent go?? Is it more than 25feet??? Each 90degree turn equals 5ft of straight pipe. All domestic dryers are designed for 25ft-30ft max.

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    joey shearer Nov 20, 2007

    I hope the vent pipe is also constructed with solid metal pipe and not the flexible slinky stuff. If its rigid pipe the best way to clean it is a tool that they should sell at most appliance parts retailers or maybe even lowes and home depot. It should be a brush with poles that attach. Snake from both ends then use leaf blower to expel lint. Then repeat once.



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