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Dryer gets too hot blows thermal fuse thermostats have been changed

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SOURCE: Hotpoint NVL333EY Electric dryer blows thermal fuse

I had the same thing happen, I replaced the thermal cutoff and made sure no lint build up. It lasted a week then blew again. I then replaced it again and got to thinking why it would blow. I then took apart the exaust inside the dryer running fron the drum to the motor and right before the motor was a build up of lint ane particals that was almost like compressed sawdust which was blocking half of the line. I cleaned this out and it seemed to work much better.

Posted on Jan 04, 2008

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SOURCE: Dryer not blowing hot air

Hi, If you use the automatic dry cycle, there needs to be heat in order for the timer to advance.
Remove the little cap in the front lower left corner and start the dryer. The ignitor should glow for about 15 seconds and then the gas should ignite. If there is no glow from the ignitor and the fuse is good, you will need to remove the front panel and check the senser on the burner, the ignitor, and the thermostats.
I hope this helps you. If you need more assistance on this issue, please let me know.


Posted on Jul 03, 2009

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SOURCE: My Whirlpool Dryer gets very hot, even at the air only

The problem that I see is that there should be no heat when running the air only setting. If you did not miswire anything, then I suspect the control board may have failed. You really need to use a multimeter to troubleshoot the machine so that you can see where the problem lies

Posted on Aug 03, 2009

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SOURCE: Maytag performa Keeps blowing Thermal Fuse. Vents

something is still plugged with lint,if the vent line is long blow it out with a leaf blower to clean it out,you have to clean out the duct that the lint filter slides into,if the filter is on top remove the vent line,remove the back panel,remove the lint filter and the two screws in front of it and remove the four screws and clean out the duct,if the filter is in front take off the bottom panel,remove the filter and clean the duct,also vac out the inside of dryer where the motor is,when the dryer gets to hot the thermal fuse pops as a safety so you still have a block somewhere

Posted on Mar 19, 2010

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SOURCE: Have replaced heat element, thermostat, thermal

I'd like you to try something easy. Set the dryer to Air Fluff and see if the dryer still puts
out Heat let it run for about 2 full minutes If you dryer is still putting out Heat get back to me

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Before starting troubleshooting-Unplug the dryer, because you will be removing front panel for this check.
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