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Hi, My dryer suddenly stopped drying. No power to

Hi, My dryer suddenly stopped drying. No power to the front panel but if I open the door the light goes on. Fuse in garage still on, didn't blow it...pls advise

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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...

Posted on Sep 29, 2009

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    Michael Masters Sep 29, 2009

    HI again. To test the thermostats or fuse, set the multimeter to the ohms setting X1. Touch one probe to each terminal. You should get a reading of either zero or infinity. At room temperature, the thermostats should have a reading of zero. When the thermostats are heated to their limit temperature, they should switch off and you should get a reading of infinity. The fuse should be tested at room temperature for continuity. If the thermal fuse and thermostats are operating correctly, this will lead to a defective control sector.

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