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I think the thermal fuse went out in my dryer. i dont know what it looks like or how to test it.

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They are not resettable, the part is connected off the door interlok switch normally they have 2 terminals and are about 2" long and you can jumper it to check it or use a multi-meter to check it for open circuit

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How to access thermal fuse in a whirlpool geq9800lw0 dryer

1) o.k test the thermal fuse see the video:

2) Test the c. breaker from your house. unplugg the machine, if the c. breaker trigger in your home, the problem arise in your home.
3) Plug the machine, if there are NOT tripped in c. breaker or fuse.
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4) Test the c.breaker inside of you dryer, and replace it.
5) Finally test the motor, for faulty, measure the input voltage with VOM or DVOM if there are the motor is faulty, of course check any wires for loose, brokern or burn and repair.
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Whirlpool AWZ7303 condensing tumble dryer . Drum not turning although it is heating

If your Whirlpool dryer has mysteriously stopped producing heat, a blown thermal fuse may be the cause of your problem. In Whirlpool dryers, thermal fuses are safety switches that are designed to disrupt the flow of electricity to your dryer's heating mechanisms once the dryer reaches a predetermined maximum temperature, usually somewhere around 180 degrees F. Thankfully, troubleshooting the thermal fuse in a Whirlpool dryer is easier than it sounds. Instructions:

  • Clean out the lint screen in your Whirlpool clothes dryer. Lint buildup can cause your dryer to overheat, triggering the thermal fuse to disrupt power to your dryer's heating mechanisms. Take the lint screen out of your Whirlpool dryer and wash it in warm water. Dry the screen thoroughly before replacing it.
  • Look behind the dryer to check its flexible exhaust hose for kinks or obstructions. Disconnect the exhaust hose from the back of your dryer and clean out any lint that has built up.
  • Go outside and check your Whirlpool dryer's exhaust vent for obstructions. Lint buildup, bird nests or other obstructions in the outside exhaust vent can trigger your dryer's thermal fuse.
  • Disconnect your dryer from its power source before attempting to access its thermal fuse.
  • Access the thermal fuse in your Whirlpool dryer by removing the back panel. Remove the screws that hold the back panel in place and it should easily come free.
  • Look between the dryer's blower housing and exhaust to locate its thermal fuse. The thermal fuse in a Whirlpool dryer looks like a white plastic strip that has two wires connected to it.
  • Bypass the thermal fuse in your Whirlpool dryer while you perform a quick diagnostic test. Use electrical tape to tape together the two wires connected to the thermal fuse. Reassemble your dryer and plug it back in. Set the dryer to a timed heated drying cycle and press "Start." If the dryer produces heat with its thermal fuse bypassed, it means the thermal fuse needs to be replaced.
  • Replace a blown thermal fuse in your Whirlpool dryer. Disconnect the power and remove the back panel. Remove the electrical tape that you used to perform the diagnostic test and disconnect the wires from the thermal fuse. Remove the screws that secure the thermal fuse to the dryer and discard the blown fuse. Attach the replacement thermal fuse by replacing and tightening the screws. Attach the wires to the new thermal fuse.
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    We have an older model, kenmore 70. Our vent that goes up to the roof got clogged up.. So somehow the heating element turned itself off. I dont know if it is designed to do that so that it doesnt start a...

    You need to test your element with an ohmeter. If its good , check your thermal fuse. If thermal fuse is open , replace thermal fuse and hi-temp thermostat

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    Dryer drum works but does not heat. Everything else works. I have checked the fuse and I have made sure it is not on air dry.

    THERMAL FUSES MAY BE THE CAUSE OF THIS In recent years the makers of dryers are using thermal fuses to let you know something is wrong with your dryer. They are generally non resetting and have to be replaced. The thermal fuses are located on the heater element housing and should read continuity if read with an ohm meter. Most blown thermal fuses are the result of vent/air flow problems or a grounded heating element. Follow the diagram below to see how to check the continuity of the switch, and look closely at the switch to see a fairly close idea of what you are looking for, ok


    OR it could be a thermostat.
    Cycle and safety thermostats-read them with an ohm meter. Should show continuity .

    or lastly, it might be
    the Heat elements-Test heater element with an ohm meter. You will read continuity across a good element ( 8-12 ohms is an average element ).

    IF you do not have an OHM-METER, then you can check these issues by following the directions below:

    To check the thermal fuse - You can bypass the thermal fuse (just connect the 2 wires together) for testing purposes only.

    To check the thermal cut-out - You can bypass the thermal cut-out (just connect the 2 wires together) for testing purposes only.

    To check the thermostats for continuity - - You can bypass the thermostat (just connect the 2 wires together) for testing purposes only.

    To check the Element: Try removing element and physically looking at the element wire for a break in the wire.

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    Dryer runs but no heat comes out , I replaced the 2 termosat's but still no heat . the power level is ok 240 volts

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    Ok there are 5 areas that need to be looked into 1 of which you have already changed over and over so you know it is not the heating element so i dont have to post that part so here is the rest

    thermal Fuse
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    Another possible cause for a dryer not heating up could be attributed to a faulty thermal fuse. Once a dryer's thermal fuse has blown, it is no longer of any use. If your dryer's fuse is blown, you will have to replace it. Open up your dryer's cabinet and locate its thermal fuse so that you can test it


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    If any of your dryer's thermostats have become defective, they could be the reason that your dryer is not heating. Open up your dryer's cabinet and test each of your dryer's thermostats. If any are faulty, replace them.

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    A defective timer motor could also cause your dryer to not heat up. Test your dryer's timer motor. If it is no longer functioning as it should, replace either the entire motor assembly, or just its motor.

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    If your dryer won't heat up, it's possible that it is not being supplied with the proper voltage. Here are three ways to make sure power is getting to your dryer: First, make sure your dryer is plugged in. Next, check the circuit breaker panel to make sure all the circuit breakers are in the correct positions. Finally, check to make sure no fuses in your fuse panel are blown. Any of these could explain why power is not getting to your dryer.

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    If no continuity : the thermal fuse is bad and could have been caused by a blocked vent or bad operating thermostat or it just went out. you will need to replace it.

    If you have continuity : you can check the heating element located on the right. remove the wires and test for continuity. If you don't have continuity the heating element is bad and you will need to replace.

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    Check the thermal fuse it in on the dryer exh duct you have to remove the back first it is white looks like a bullet you can jumper it and test the unit if you dont have a meter

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