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Turn timer to 60 minute setting. Hear timer clicking but when push start button nothing happens.

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  • bcrepair371 Sep 04, 2010

    going to try and locate this fuse and replace. Thanks

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The most common cause of this problem is a blown thermal fuse located on the blower housing. It is wired in series with the drive motor and turns off power to the motor if it is blown. The heating circuit is activated by the motor through a centrifugal switch. No motor running, therefore no heat.

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    Jahn27 Sep 04, 2010

    There are two parts on the blower housing; one is the thermal fuse and the other is either a cycling thermostat or a thermistor. The thermal fuse is the one on the left. You can bypass the thermal fuse, for troubleshooting purposes only, by taping the wires together or jumping a wire between them. The thermal fuse is indeed blown if the dryer starts and works with the thermal fuse bypassed. You should replace the two components on the blower housing if the thermal fuse is blown. Do not use the dryer with the thermal fuse bypassed due to figure hazards.

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