Question about Kenmore 63942 Dryer
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!
Posted on Oct 06, 2008
I can find the thermal fuse on my kenmore gas dryer model# 110 70982990
Posted on May 10, 2008
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
Posted on Mar 11, 2008
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
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.
Posted on Mar 09, 2008
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
SOURCE: dryer won't run
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
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.
Posted on Dec 05, 2010
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