Question about Dryers
There is one fuse, it is called the "THERMAL LIMITER" it is inside the dryer cabinet.
Posted on Oct 05, 2009
Where is the termal fuse for a GE dryer and how do I get it out? The dryer will not come on. It has not been used that much as it is in our lake home. I have run continuity tests thru the start and door switches which are fine. I can hear the timer try to come on momentarily. I am reasonably sure it is the thermal switch. A white plastic cover fell into the dryer just before it failed. I can feel a hole on the top front inside the dryer; however, the hole is slightly bigger than the plastic cover. I can also feel what could be the thermal fuse up in the hole but can not figure out how to get to it. Please advise and I will order the switch from you if it is feasible for me to fix.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Jul 31, 2011 | Kenmore Dryers
If your dryer is not getting hot, the thermal fuse may be blown. Instead of calling an expensive repairman, you can replace this simple part yourself in less than an hour. Make sure you purchase the correct replacement fuse for your make and model of dryer. Your owner's manual should have a list of compatible part numbers. You may also be able to order a replacement directly from your dryer manufacturer's website.
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