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I have a whirlpool dryer model LE8860XW. I

I have a whirlpool dryer model LE8860XW. I believe the thermal fuse needs to be replaced. The dryer stopped working after it was overloaded. Where is the fuse, and how do I change it?

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Unplug the dryer. Remove the rear panel. The thermal fuse is in the blower housing on the left side of the exhaust vent. It is 1 and 1/2 inches long by 1/2 inch wide and white in color. Held in by 1 screw.

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1 Clean out thelint screen in your Maytag clothes dryer. Lint buildup can cause your dryerto overheat, triggering the thermal fuse to disrupt power to your dryer'sheating mechanisms. Take the lint screen out of your Whirlpool dryer and washit in warm water. Dry the screen thoroughly before replacing it.

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