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It takes twice as long to dry clothes. I just cleaned out all the lint in and around blower motor. The tub is spinning fine. I replaced the heater element last year. What I noticed is the heater element turns on red hot then cuts out after 15-20 seconds. About four to five minutes later it turns back on the off again. Is there a thermostat or relay that controls this. Where is it located?

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  • afp1999 Mar 03, 2008


    What I was also able to find out is that there is a thermal fuse & a T-stat on the blower fan box also. What do they control?

    I unscrewed and looked at both fuses on the heater box they look brand there a way to tell if they are bad?

  • afp1999 Mar 04, 2008

    The venting is clear. Did you see my comment from yesterday?

    Is there a way to check if the blower motor is spinning fast enough? Is it direct drive or belt driven?



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There are 2 thermal fuses located on side of heater box, part # 279769. These come as a kit. One of the fuses if blown the unit will not heat at all, the other is a cycling t-stat. The other thing to check would be your venting in the wall. If its not clear in the wall, it will take extra time to dry clothing.

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