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Fuses WHere do I find the Thermal Fuse my dryer will not start

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  • passion_1031 Mar 08, 2008

    got it fixed thx after $220 in parts it came down to the power cord....go figure

  • passion_1031 Mar 09, 2008

    Ok the repair man was wrong it was not our power cord after all. we are at a loss and have no idea where to go now please help its a Kenmore Ultra Fabric Care Model # 11086980800

    please help

    we replaced the power cord, the Thermal fuse and Thermal cutoff, also the timer and the power switches...checked the door latch switch power there. Repair guy said not enough power from the cord to dryer our wall outlet checked ok its got the right 220 power

  • passion_1031 Mar 10, 2008

    My Fuse was in the back under the panel along side the heating unit not sure on your model. We are still stumped why there is not enough power get'n to the dryer.

  • passion_1031 Mar 10, 2008

    My dryer does nothing at will not start... nothing. all and the # I posted is 11086980800

    we got all our parts through Sears with it we finaly gave up and called a repair man after $200. in parts and he said was the power cord then he left. I got a new cord and still nothing so he has to come back out to re evaluate it. I am hoping its an easy fix at this point. :(

  • pcolacchio Sep 22, 2008

    My Kenmore series 70 dryer will not heat.

    want to check thermal fuse but do not know where it is.



    model no. 68702894



    please help

    pat

  • acroisant Nov 30, 2008

    I have a Kenmoe electric dryer 90 series.
    I have replaced the themal fuses 4 times,
    It lasts a week or 2 and the blows again.
    My vent is NOT clogged
    At $35 every 2 weeks, thats more than the Laundry mat!

  • b75_richards Jan 19, 2009

    My dryer doesnt start. It has 220 coming from everywhere its suppose to. I wass told it was the thermal fuse but do nnot know where it is located I have a Kenmore Elite # 110.63942101 can any one help with its location?

  • Heather Tanner May 11, 2010

    If you list your model number, I should be able to tell you where it is located. The model number can most likely be found inside of the dryer door, on the back of the control console, or on the lower front of the machine.

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The thermal fuse would generally be under the rear panel, mounted on the plastic outlet hose mount. This could be the problem to the dryer not turning on at all. Easy to replace (about $13), however, this would not cause a not having heat problem. It's a safety feature to prevent overheating and a fire. The no heat problem may very well stem from excessive lint in the hose itself. Good Luck!

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Posted on Oct 06, 2008

I can find the thermal fuse on my kenmore gas dryer model# 110 70982990

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I think that if you have no heat it is the thermal fuse Sometimes the dryer won,t start if the thermal fuse is blown.Also why is the thermal fuse blown usally caused by clogged venting. If that doesn.t solve your problem there is a broken wire that has to be traced out.The thermal fuse is usally located near where you hook up the vent hose in behind the back panel. Good Luck

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Without your entire model number, it is hard for me to tell. There are numbers missing from the one you provided, which I assume are the first three numbers (they are bold, and don't appear to be part of the model number, but they are).

If I had to take a guess at it, I would assume that the dryer you have is similar to the one I have at home, and if so, the thermal fuse will be located behind the back panel of the dryer. Click here to see a picture of what it might look like.

Please let me know if you have any other questions. Thanks!

Posted on Mar 10, 2008

  • Heather Tanner Mar 10, 2008

    Check the terminal block with a meter to be sure it's getting 220. The terminal block is where the terminals for the cord connect. What is the problem you're having with the dryer exactly, ** heat?

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We have Kenmore Elec Dryer - Model # 8860293, 70 Series. Where is the thermal fuse located? Dryer starts and shuts off in less than 5 seconds.

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Posted on Mar 09, 2008

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SOURCE: location of thermal fuse on leq9858 l dryer whirlpool

if this is a top load?if so remove the back panel and you will see the dryer heater box to your right,the fuse is on the left side of box top,the high temp thermostat is on the bootm left and should be replaced also,before you do thatmif you have a meter remove the 2 wires from the heating element and check it on omns,no meter?remove the 2 screws pull the element off and look to see if the coil is broke anywhere,let me know how you do-mkie

Posted on Apr 20, 2009

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I would say that maytag has a problem with lint collection. That is why so many thermal fuses blow and why so many people just bypass this "saftey" device rendering it more dangerous.
I would advise anyone with this model Maytag dryer to pull the front body panel and clean the lint out and then replace the thermal fuse.

Posted on Dec 16, 2009

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Have you tried replacing the operating thermastat it's what shuts it off at the right temp and would cause the thermal fuse to go if it is not shuting.off at the right temp. It happens.
Hope this helps.

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