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Thermal fuse replacement

I believe I need to replace the thermal fuse on my dryer. How do I remove the fan to get at the fuse?

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  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2008

    thermal fuse keeps triping out after only two seconds of heat do these deterioate after time? resets itself after another 30 seconds or so???

  • Ron Coons
    Ron Coons May 11, 2010

    you dont need to remove any fan to replace a fuse, please supply the model numbe and ill tell you the proper location.

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Thank you for that info.......... after taking everything apart, it became aparent the fuse was on the back of the cabinet exhaust............... oh well, at least I got to clean out the entire machine! Thanks

Posted on Mar 21, 2008

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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.
  • Screwdriver,Towel,Electrical tape,Replacement thermal fuse, if necessary.
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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Jul 31, 2011 | Kenmore Dryers

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Whirlpool AWZ7303 condensing tumble dryer . Drum not turning although it is heating


If your Whirlpool 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 Whirlpool dryer is easier than it sounds. Instructions:

  • Clean out the lint screen in your Whirlpool clothes dryer. Lint buildup can cause your dryer to overheat, triggering the thermal fuse to disrupt power to your dryer's heating mechanisms. Take the lint screen out of your Whirlpool dryer and wash it in warm water. Dry the screen thoroughly before replacing it.
  • Look behind the 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 lint that has built up.
  • Go outside and check your Whirlpool dryer's exhaust vent for obstructions. Lint buildup, bird nests or other obstructions in the outside exhaust vent can trigger your dryer's thermal fuse.
  • Disconnect your dryer from its power source before attempting to access its thermal fuse.
  • Access the thermal fuse in your Whirlpool dryer by removing the back panel. Remove the screws that hold the back panel in place and it should easily come free.
  • Look between the dryer's blower housing and exhaust to locate its thermal fuse. The thermal fuse in a Whirlpool dryer looks like a white plastic strip that has two wires connected to it.
  • Bypass the thermal fuse in your Whirlpool dryer while you perform a quick diagnostic test. Use electrical tape to tape together the two wires connected to the thermal fuse. Reassemble your dryer and plug it back in. 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 thermal fuse needs to be replaced.
  • Replace a blown thermal fuse in your Whirlpool dryer. Disconnect the power and remove the back panel. Remove the electrical tape that you used to perform the diagnostic test and disconnect the wires from the thermal fuse. Remove the screws that secure the thermal fuse to the dryer and discard the blown fuse. Attach the replacement thermal fuse by replacing and tightening the screws. Attach the wires to the new thermal fuse.
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    How do i replace the thermal fuse


    Hello there
    Unplug your dryer from its electrical outlet. make sure that all electricity has been disconnected from your dryer before moving on

    turn off the gas valve that supplies gas to your dryer. Remove the gas flex line at the shut-off valve using an adjustable wrench.


    Remove your dryer's back panel. take out the screws on the back of the dryer and the panel will come free. set the panel and screws aside until you are ready to replace them.


    locate the thermal fuse between the dryer's blower housing and exhaust. the thermal fuse looks like a white plastic strip with two connected wires.


    unplug the wires connected to the thermal fuse.


    remove the screw that secures the thermal fuse to your dryer. set the screw aside and discard the broken thermal fuse.


    replace the thermal fuse screw to attach the new replacement thermal fuse to your dryer.


    reconnect the wires to the thermal fuse.

    Mar 08, 2011 | Kenmore 77082 Gas Dryer

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    Duet dryer doesn't run. control panel lights up. push on button and all you hear is a click. what do i do?


    No dryer function works when the motor cannot run and the common issue is a blown thermal fuse located on the blower housing and wired in series with the motor. There will be no power to the motor when the thermal fuse blows and the motor cannot therefore run. Bypass the thermal fuse and if the motor runs, the thermal use is indeed blown and needs to be replaced. Do not use the dryer with the thermal fuse blown due to fire hazards.

    Disconnect power then open the dryer door and remove the lint filter. Remove the screws from the toe panel and remove the panel. Remove the screws securing the lint duct and remove the duct.
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    The thermal fuse can now be bypassed or replaced if necessary.
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    Bypass the thermal fuse by disconnecting the wires and taping them together or jumping a wire between them. Once done, plug the dryer in then start it. The thermal fuse is indeed blown and needs to be replaced if the dryer runs. The thermal fuse is part number 3390719. Reassemble the dryer in reverse order of the disassembly steps.

    Oct 10, 2010 | Whirlpool Dryers

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    Removing a part form a Whirlpool Electric Dryer


    The thermal fuse is located on the outside of the blower housing. To get access to the thermal fuse you will need to remove the back panel of your Whirlpool dryer.

    How do you check it:
    Before you do any repairs on your dryer, you will need to disconnect the dryer from the wall outlet.


    After removing the back panel, remove one wire from the Whirlpool dryer thermal fuse and take a reading between the two terminal on the thermal fuse.
    The reading should be 0 ohms, if the reading is infinity, the thermal fuse is bad and it must be replace. When you find a bad thermal fuse, you will need to replace the operating thermostat too.

    The operating thermostat opens at 155 degrees and the thermal fuse blows at 196.

    These means that operating thermostat did not open at 155 and that is why the thermal fuse failed.

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    I have a whirlpool dryer model LE8860XW. I


    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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    Gas dryer will not heat up


    Hello Friend, Your problem is very simple to fix. You need a thermal fuse, very simple and affordable to replace. To replace the thermal fuse just remove back cover of dryer and look down where the air blows out. Now, just to the left where all the wires are you will see a white plastic part with two wires plugged into it. This part is called a thermal fuse. Just remove these wires and replace the thermal fuse. Your dryer will run like new. Happy to help, Tim.

    Jun 23, 2009 | Estate TGDS840JQ Gas Dryer

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    Dryer will not heat


    Hello Friend, Your problem is very simple to fix. You need a thermal fuse, very simple and affordable to replace. To replace the thermal fuse just remove back cover of dryer and look down where the air blows out. Now, just to the left where all the wires are you will see a white plastic part with two wires plugged into it. This part is called a thermal fuse. Just remove these wires and replace the thermal fuse. Your dryer will run like new. Happy to help, Tim.

    Jun 07, 2009 | Kenmore 64902 Electric Dryer

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    ROPER DRYER WILL NOT HEAT


    Put the back panel back, and hope you havent done permanent damage
    the back does not come off roper dryers for service
    the front does
    the back panel serves solely as a mounting point for important fixtures
    there is no reset button
    there are thermal fuses, if the thermal fuse, mounted on the exhaust duct or fan housing has failed, it must be replaced, but they are not expensive
    look like this de074eb.jpgbcb6b5f.jpg to access the dryer mechanism

    unplug dryer
    remove lint filter
    remove 2 screws under lint filter
    with putty knife or other blunt blade, depress spring catches at front corners of top cover
    raise front cover
    remove 1 screw each side of front panel 1/3 from top
    remove door switch wires
    remove front panel set aside
    test all thermostats heater and thermal fuse with ohmmeter, remove 1 wire test for conduct replace wire, no conduct replace
    the local parts store will have the part, labelled whirlpool, ~$14 for thermal fuse, ~$40 if heater

    examine rear panel reinstall any thing that is dismounted
    while the dryer is open
    Clean the lint out of fan, fan housing, ducts
    airflow blockage is the 99% cause of thermal fuse blowing, some lint always gets past the lint screen
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    the thermal is on the heater box on the right side it has two white wires going to it
    you need to remove the high limit stat and bracket and the heating element to get to the safety stat

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