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Was working fine drying clothes.on stackable wash dry/ unit one year old.. we moved pluged in and tripped a breaker found 220 plug wired wrong... now unit tumbles and heats vents are clear but does not dry????

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Thanks for using FixYa. It seems to be the issue with the Thermal Fuse going bad and needs to be replaced. It is mounted to the exhaust duct inside the back cover panel. Also, often a dryer heating element burns out, but doesn't trip the circuit breaker or blow a fuse. The heating element is simply a long coil of special wire. You can check it for continuity with an ohm meter. No continuity means the element is bad and you need to replace it--electric heating elements aren't repairable. Please do accept the solution if the issue is resolved or post a comment for further assistance.


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  • tattoojonn May 13, 2010

    heating element is fine i do not see this fuse you speek of

  • tattoojonn May 13, 2010

    where is this fuse the heating element is fine///////////////????????????

  • Rylee Smith
    Rylee Smith May 14, 2010

    As described earlier the Thermal Fuse is mounted to the exhaust duct inside the back cover panel. Please do post a comment for further assistance if required.




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