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Dryer turning but not hot - manual says to check 2 thermal fuses but fails to give their location.

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There are several thermal overloads depending on models. One will be right near the heating elements. the other somewhere in the air duct. Depending on the age, the electric elements usually fail before the thermal overloads. Also check for loose or burned wires to element terminals. If you find these bad, don't use normal crimp on terminals as they won't hold up to the heat.

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Where is the control panel on the kenmore dryer oasisso I can fix this code f40


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Make sure you checke the Thermal fuse because if the thermal fuse opens you will get this code also. A thermal fuse will open when the interanl temp of the dryer reaches 196 Deg. F The reason a dryer gets hot is due to poor air-flow though the dryer from lint build up either inside the dryer or the external ducting to include the thru the wall vent hood. Additionally if the blower modtor on dual motor models fails or the blower wheel on single motor models fails you can have the thermal fuse fail. The thermal fuse is not resetable. It is a one time failure component. The thermal fuse is located on the Blower housing on both models.

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Where are fuses located on Whirlpool electric dryer?


Check the internal thermal fuse, which is located within the back panel. The fuse is about an inch long and oval-shaped.

If your dryer is not getting hot, the thermal fuse may be blown. Instead of calling an expensive repairman, you can replace this simple part yourself in less than an hour. Make sure you purchase the correct replacement fuse for your make and model of dryer. Your owner's manual should have a list of compatible part numbers. You may also be able to order a replacement directly from your dryer manufacturer's website.

Things You'll Need

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  • Replacement thermal fuse
    • 1 Disconnect the dryer from the electrical outlet. Remove the dryer vent from the back of the dryer by loosening the retaining screw on the clamp attaching the vent to the dryer's exhaust port and sliding the vent off of the port.
    • 2 Remove the hex nuts holding the dryer's rear panel in place. Slide the panel off to the side of the dryer. Locate the thermal fuse on the heating element housing on the right side of the dryer. The fuse is an oval-shaped part located near the top of the housing.
    • 3 Slide the thermal fuse wires off of the contact terminals on the fuse. Remove the hex nut holding the fuse in place and remove the old fuse.
    • 4 Place a new fuse on the housing and replace the hex nut. Reconnect the thermal fuse wires. Replace the dryer's rear panel and plug the dryer back into the electrical outlet.

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How to change the belt in the kenmore dryer model number 110.62822101. Dryer is not spinning so I would assume its the belt correct?


It is indeed a belt issue if the dryer blows hot air, which means the motor is running, but the drum does not turn. Otherwise, the thermal fuse (part number 3392519) mounted on the blower has failed. This thermal fuse is wired in series with the motor circuit and its failure results in the motor not running and the dryer not working at all.

Remove the dryer real panel to access the blower housing and check the continuity of the thermal fuse. Grab a volt-ohmmeter and set it to the R X 1 scale then disconnect one wire from the thermal fuse terminals then check the continuity of the thermal fuse. Replace the thermal fuse should it read open.

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THERMAL FUSE BLEW


A blown thermal fuse is an indication of a failed operating (cycling) thermostat. The thermal fuse and the operating thermostat are located on the blower outlet duct to regulate the temperature of the air inside the dryer by monitoring the temperature of the air going out. The cycling thermostat cycles off when the air gets too hot and cycles on when it gets colder than normal. Therefore when it fails to cycle off, the temperature gets too hot and when it reaches the temperature limit of the thermal fuse, the thermal fuse blows.

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Roper dryer won't start when you push in the start button. There's a small light bulb 120 volt 10 watt inside the dryer that is burned out. Has a plastic covering over it. Does this little bulb have...


The bulb is probably a symptom of the problem and not the cause. You should start by checking the thermal fuse. These are common symptoms of when a thermal fuse blows. If the model number is correct, you can access the fuse by:

1. UNPLUGGING the dryer and turning the entire unit around so you can access the rear panel (you may have to disconnect the exhaust vent hose).

2. Locate and remove the screws around the perimeter of the rear panel. With the screws removed, the panel will come off. Set aside.

The thermal fuse is located on the blower fan housing on the lower left hand side of the dryer (as viewed from the rear. It is a small plastic (usually white in color) component with two wires attached to it.

Disconnect the two wires from the thermal fuse and take a resistance reading. You should read something close to 0 ohms on the resistance scale if the fuse is good. If the the fuse is bad, you cannot reset it and it must be replaced.

Replacement parts (if required) can be purchased at any of the following websites:

searspartrsdirect.com
pcappliancerepair.com
appliancepartspros.com
repairclinic.com

Prices vary between sites, so shop and compare. The first three sites listed also have helpful exploded view parts illustrations to assist you with locating and properly identifying the parts you may need. The thermal fuse is listed as item 23 (part number 3392519) under the "Bulkhead" parts illustration.

If the thermal fuse has blown, it usually blows for a reason. The number one cause, is poor exhaust ventilation or dirty dryer interior, causing the unit to overheat.

Another cause of a dryer that fails to start is a bad power cord, bad receptacle, or tripped circuit breaker.

Double check your power source by unplugging the dryer and verifying the voltage at the wall receptacle. You should read 220-240VAC across the two Hot terminals (left and right slots). If the voltage is incorrect, check to make sure you don't have a breaker tripped. Some homes use 2 separate 120VAC breakers to provide power to the receptacle vice using one 240VAC breaker.

If the voltage IS correct, leave the dryer unplugged and remove the cover plate on the terminal block in the back of the dryer (this is where the power cord is installed). Plug the dryer back in and take a voltage reading across the two hot (RED and BLACK) wires at the terminal block. You should read 220-240VAC. If the voltage is good, you have an internal heating problem. If the voltage is bad at the terminal block, but good at the receptacle, you have a bad power cord.

NOTE: If the wires at the terminal block are not color coded, the outer two wires (left and right) are the hot leads. The center conductor is neutral or ground.

Here are some additional links that can give you some advice on how to maintain your dryer and troubleshoot if necessary:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r3578821-dryer_takes_too_long_to_dry

http://www.fixya.com/support/r3576548-dryer_runs_but_does_not_heat

http://www.fixya.com/support/r3574332-dryer_ducting_installation_advice

If you have any questions, or if your model number differs from the one you listed the question under, please post back and let me know. I hope this helps you.

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Check the thermal fuse on the rear of the dryer.
Remove the rear panel. The thermal fuse is 1 and 1/2 inches long by 1/2 inch wide. White in color and located just left of the dryer exhaust vent. 2 purple wires. Jump the wires together and start the dryer. If it runs, replace the thermal fuse.

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your dryer doesnt have a manual rest. it will have a thermal fuse that will fail if the unit gets too hot.
if you have a top lint filter then the thermal is behind the rear panel.
if it is a front lint filter then it is behind the filter duct.
either way it is white plastic about 1 inch long and has 2 wires on it.
before you replace the thermal, make sure you dont have a plugged vent behind the unit or a clogged bent. either will cause low air flow and the thermal to fail.

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HI thanks for your question. the thermal fuse is located at the back of the dryer. remove back panel. thermal fuse is located on the air duct. on the left. a small plastic peace with 2 blue wires to it. replace this part. also clean all venting. this could cause the thermal fuse to fail. thanks the appliance doc. please rate my answer. thanks.

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