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Re: 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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Unplug the dryer. Remove the wires going to the fuse, you do not need to remove the fuse from the dryer. Use a continuity tester between the two terminals of the fuse. If there is continuity the fuse is good, if not, the fuse is bad, replace it.
On older Whirlpool brand dryers(roper is made by Whirlpool) the thermal fuse is usually always in the blower housing..to get to it ya would need to remove the back panel. This video shows who to replace the thermal fuse http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUQQJAxkZ0g
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
Hex nut screwdriver
Replacement thermal fuse
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.
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.
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.
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.
Thermal fuse. If the dryer overheats, this device stops the flow of electricity to the heat source and/or the entire dryer. It is located on the blower housing and cannot be reset. The most common cause for overheating is a vent tube clogged with lint, a birds nest or other debris.
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.
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
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
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.
The usual cause of this problem is a blown thermal fuse which is located on the blower housing. It is wired in series with the
motor and the dryer will definitely not start if the thermal fuse is
blown. Disconnect power to the dryer then remove the rear access panel by removing the screws securing it to the cabinet.
Once the access panel is removed, look for the thermal fuse on the blower housing as shown.
Simply unscrew both parts then screw the new parts in place. It's better not to disconnect the wires yet until the new parts are secured then connect the wires to where it should be connected on the newly installed parts. This avoids messing up the wires upon reconnection.
Do not use the dryer with the thermal fuse bypassed to avoid incurring further damage to other components and due to fire hazard reasons.
E1 error code is a problem with the thermister sensor is is located behind the lower front panel..you do NOT have a thermal fuse concern because the unit will not run at all if its blown.MAKE SURE TO UNPLUG UNIT BEFORE REMOVING THE FRONT PANEL.. ps the thermistor is mounted on the blower housing and is kind of oval shaped ,the thermal fuse is about and inch long skinney and has 2 blue wires going to it hope thus helps Good luck
You either have a bad element or thermal fuse. Most likely a thermal fuse. You can access it by removing the back panel. If you find that it's the thermal fuse, you will need to replace the cycling thermostat also. When it goes out, the dryer then cycles off of the thermal fuse until it goes bad.
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yes its located on the houseing where the heating element is and is a small round disc with two wires get a putty knife and push in between the top panel and body of the drier about 2-3inches of the edge lifting the top as you do remove the front panel by removing the two 5/16 in screws and pull the panel the locate the heating coil and check the thermal limiter
This electric dryer has a thermal fuse. If blown, the drum will not turn. On a gas dryer the drum will still turn but no heat. The thermal fuse is located on the blower housing. You have to remove the back panel to get at it. It will be the white fuse located right above the fixed thermostat. Two wires going to it. Catriver.