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We replaced the heater element, but the dryer will not get hot. What should we do next

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  • Loei Yang May 11, 2010

    Did you check the hot air vent outside your house ? lots of times the vent gets clog whit lint and the drier don't work properly because of that.

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Thermal fuse

Most dryers have a thermal fuse, which burns out when the dryer overheats, in which case the dryer will either not run at all or stop heating. The fuse is usually located on the vent duct, inside the dryer. A blown fuse will show no continuity when measured with a meter. Before replacing the fuse, make sure the blower wheel is not broken or clogged, and there is nothing blocking the venting.

***If the fuse and blower housing and ducts are in good condition, replace the timer control.

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