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Dryer wouldn't work last week. Found the Thermal Fuse with no continuity and replaced it. After drying one load of clothes yesterday, dryer won't work again. I suspect the thermal fuse again. What else (thermostats??) and how do I check? Dryer vent is okay.

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Or your breaker. The dryer will work just won't heat with the thermal cutoffs or element or the breaker. Dryer won't do anything if the thermal fuse is bad. You might also want to check the outlet from L1 to N and L2 to N for 110 on each side. Good luck.

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Most dryers have a thermal fuse, which burns out when the dryer overheats, in which case the dryer will either not run at all or stop heating. The fuse is usually located on the vent duct, inside the dryer. A blown fuse will show no continuity when measured with a meter. Before replacing the fuse, make sure the blower wheel is not broken or clogged, and there is nothing blocking the venting.

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