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My dryer seems to spin but there is no heat! is there any fuse I should replace or should I start looking for a new one. The current one is about 8 years old

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If your not getting heat but you are spinning your problem is either the thermostat or the heating element. Both are located in the rear of most dryers and can be easily replaced. It shouldnt be too expensive to replace them yourself and its pretty easy to do. However finding the correct parts for a machine that old may be difficult. Check with an appliance parts store in your area and make sure you have the model number of your machine ready.

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I have a Kenmore Dryer, Model 96292110. It runs, but it does not heat the air. I have checked the circuit breakers. They are fine.


Hello,

If your Maytag 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 Maytag dryer is easier than it sounds.

Instructions And Things You'll Needed.
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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.

2 Look behindthe 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 lintthat has built up.

3 Go outside andcheck your Maytag dryer's exhaust vent for obstructions. Lint buildup, birdnests or other obstructions in the outside exhaust vent can trigger yourdryer's thermal fuse.

4 Disconnectyour dryer from its power source before attempting to access its thermal fuse.

5 Access the thermal fuse in your Maytag dryer byremoving the back panel. Remove the screws that hold the back panel in placeand it should easily come free.

6 Look betweenthe dryer's blower housing and exhaust to locate its thermal fuse. The thermalfuse in a Whirlpool dryer looks like a white plastic strip that has two wiresconnected to it.

7 Bypass the thermal fuse in your Maytag dryer whileyou perform a quick diagnostic test. Use electrical tape to tape together thetwo wires connected to the thermal fuse. Reassemble your dryer and plug it backin. 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 thermalfuse needs to be replaced.

8 Replace a blown thermal fuse in your Maytag dryer.Disconnect the power and remove the back panel. Remove the electrical tape thatyou used to perform the diagnostic test and disconnect the wires from thethermal fuse. Remove the screws that secure the thermal fuse to the dryer anddiscard the blown fuse. Attach the replacement thermal fuse by replacing andtightening the screws. Attach the wires to the new thermal fuse.

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Hello there and thank you for choosing fixya
This is a fairly common issue with dryers
There are only a few items that will make a dryer not heat Depending on your model
The first is the thermal fuse

To be fair, this failure's usually not the thermal fuse's fault, but the real cause lies in a partially (or completely) clogged dryer vent system. In those cases, the thermal fuse is just doing the job it was designed for.

Thermal fuses, or thermal cutoffs, are small electrical temperature sensitive 'switches' designed to interrupt electrical current flow when heated to their specific rated 'trip' temperature.

Unlike a thermostat, which automatically resets itself when the temperature drops, thermal fuses are more like their cousins, electrical fuses, another single-use type device that can't be reset and must be replaced when it fails or is triggered.

In addition to their legally mandated application in modern clothes dryers (since the 1980's), thermal fuses are used as safety devices in other heat-producing appliances like coffee makers and hair dryers. They disconnect the flow of current to the heating element in case of malfunction (such as a defective thermostat or clogged dryer vent) that allows the temperature to rise to dangerous levels, possibly starting a fire.looks lke thistbirdfan1_81.jpg

and the last thisn is the heating element it'self

most of them look similatr to this one below but once again yours may be differenttbirdfan1_82.jpg

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go to this site..
I think the first item is what is bad. here's where to start.
https://www.repairclinic.com/RepairHelp/How-To-Fix-A-Dryer/8-5-654402-/new/Whirlpool-Dryer-not-heating-LGQ8611PW2

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There are usually 3 of these devices with two or sometimes 3 wires plugged into them. They are about the size of a Chicken McNugget. One is the thermal fuse, one is low heat thermostat, other is high heat thermostat.

Check these for continuity with one of the wires going to it unplugged. If the meter shows no current going through it, it is bad and needs to be replaced.

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