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I need to get a thermal fuse off a Kenmore dryer. Is it easy to get to? I don't have a manual for it, but I wanted to tackle this problem tomorrow.

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  • jeffrey_walt Oct 02, 2009

    But how can I get to the thermal fuse, that's my main dilemma.

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If you get the part number off of the T Fuse, call Mike at Main Electronic's at 604 872-0267.
They will have it and it will cost about $10.00 CAN

Robert!

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Our 8 year old kenmore dryer won't do anything when you press the start button. We don't hear even a hum. It worked one day and then just wouldn't start the next day. We checked the fuse box...


Here is a good link for basic troubleshooting... But 10 to one the culprit is a thermal fuse or thermal cut off.... they are usually pretty cheap and easy to replace....

http://www.partselect.com/dryer+dryer-wont-start+repair.htm

One final note on these: if you find your thermal fuse\cut off (or element) open, before replacing it, be sure to check the airflow out your dryer's vent system. Even though these devices do 'wear out' with age, poor airflow's the #1 cause of failure of these devices, and if your vent's partially clogged, a new thermal won't last very long, but will do its job again, and leave you 'cold' (a new element won't last long if the vent's clogged, either).

More info and pics:

http://www.davesrepair.com/DIYhelp/DIYthermalfuses.htm

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Thermal Fuse

Item #2986 (OEM Part)
$10.70

Thermal fuse. If the dryer overheats, this device stops the flow of electricity to the heat source and/or the entire dryer. It is located on the blower housing and cannot be reset. The most common cause for overheating is a vent tube clogged with lint, a birds nest or other debris.

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My Kenmore 400series 6942 electric dryer works, but doesn't get hot. Pulled the heating element had it tested. It shows good. Had three other relay/fuses tested. They show good. It has to be easy enough...


This is the most common locations for thermal fuses and heating element on Whirlpool,Kenmore,Estate dryers. seth765.jpg if there is no heat then one of the thermal fuses is bad you will need to check the continuity on them and replace the one that does not have any continuity

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I have an 80 series kenmore gas dryer, will not heat, is it the starter? where can i get one, is it an easy fix? don


it could be the glowbar that ignites the gas,or it could be the thermal fuse in the dryer vent housing,the radiant sensor on the burner tube box that detects the flame and keeps the gas valve open,or the gas valve boost and secondary coils on the gas valve are open or weak and can't keep the valve open any longer,you need to remove the front cover and top cover to remove the drum to check any or all of these components

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My kenmore gas dryer model #74602 will heat up for a couple of minutes then blow cool air. Could the thermal fuse be blown because the vent duct work(foil) kept falling off & didn't realize for quite...


The thermal fuse is easy to test using a multimeter. Check for continuity. If it has none, it is defective. The thermal fuse is located just inside the rear of the dryer and should be mounted to the exhaust duct. If the thermal fuse is okay, then the next thing I would look at that could cause what you describe would be the high limit thermostat. Hope this helped and best wishes.

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OUR KENMORE DRYER BLOWS OUT COLD AIR


It's most likely a thermal fuse if it's a gas dryer. very easy to install. If your dryer is electric, it's either the thermal cut-off or the heating element itself. If you need help with anything, please feel free to e-mail me. good luck :)

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Hello Friend, This problem will be an easy quick fix for you. All you need is a thermal fuse, your cost under $20. Remove back cover from dryer, look down towards where the air blows out, then just to the left where all the wires are. You will see a little white plastic part with two wires plugged into it, this part is called a thermal fuse. Just unplug these wires and replace the thermal fuse. This should solve your problem. Happy to help, Tim.

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Kenmore dryer model 86870800 won't heat


thermal fuse is behind blower housing on models w/lint screen in door and on the back of the dryer on lint screen on top models.

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Dryer keeps burning out thermal fuse and thermostats


If the thermal fuse and thermostat are bad,something is causing them to overhea,t before tackling the heating element, you should check all connections to the stat and fuse as a loose connexion could be the cause of the over heating.

Dec 11, 2008 | Kenmore Dryers

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You will need to UNPLUG the dryer and remove the back panel to access. The heating element is located inside the heater box on the right-hand side of the dryer (facing from the back). Simply disconnect, the wires leads and remove the mounting screws to remove.

Now...you mentioned removing the thermal fuse. Did you check the thermal cut-out or the hi-limit thermostat? These components are small silver disc-shaped devices mounted on the heater box assembly. As you are facing the back of the dryer, the hi-limit thermostat is located near the terminal connections of the heating element. The thermal cut-out is located farthest away from the heating element closer to the top of the heater box. Usually when you have a no heat problem, it the thermal cut-out, hi-limit thermostat, or heating element that goes bad. If the thermal fuse is bad, you generally have a dryer that not only won't heat, but won't even turn on. I hope I'm not confusing you. In a nut shell, there's a difference between the thermal fuse and the thermal cut-out. If you had large accumulations of lint in your dryer, I would bet you have a blown thermal cut-out.

If you wish to check the parts listing yourself to make sure you have the correct parts, go to searspartsdirect.com, type in your model number and look under the "Bulkhead" heading. The thermal cut-out kit is what you need to order for a no heat problem. It's listed as item #1 (part #279816). This also includes the hi-limit thermostat. It is recommended by the manufacturer to replace BOTH of these components at the same time. The heating element is listed as item #14 (part #279838).

Look under the "view diagram" heading and you can see where all these components are located, using the exploded view of the dryer assembly. The thermal fuse you mention is listed as item #59 in the drawing and is located on the air baffle housing.

This is still an easy fix. I just want to make sure you're identifying the correct parts. I don't think you want to purchase parts you don't need.

I hope this helps you. If I've managed to confuse you, please post back with your questions and I can guide you in the right direction.

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