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Dryer hasn't been drying very well lately. Taking two to three cycles to completely dry. Checked exhaust pipe and it needed cleaning, very clogged. Stopped last night in the middle of a load and started smoking from inside. I unplugged it and opened the door. Everything smelled like smoke. Allowed dryer to cool off and cleaned out exhaust. Plugged in dryer this morning and does not work. No light, no drum movement. I am thinking it may be a fuse although not sure. I would like to attempt to take the back panel off to check. Any assistance would be helpful.

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Your instinct is right, the thermal fuse where the neutral line for the drum light and motor terminates is blown. It is located on the right hand side of the heater housing and is mounted on a bracket at the rear top of cabinet. Lift the top panel and there is a 1/4" hex-head screw that holds both the heating element bracket and the thermal fuse bracket. Remove the said screw and the thermal fuse bracket can be lifted off. The top panel can be released from the front panel by inserting a putty knife blade against the locking clips that hold them together.

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Figure 1: Removing the brackets screw (thermostat removed).


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Figure 2: The screw and the thermal fuse.



Figure 3: The screw removed. The thermal fuse bracket has locating tabs at the bottom and at the middle, lift the bracket to clear the tabs and remove it. Install the new thermal fuse in reverse order.

Test the continuity of the thermal fuse and replace at if no continuity along with the thermostat. You can bypass the thermal fuse for troubleshooting purposes if you don't have a tool for testing continuity. Join the wires together or jump a wire between them then insulate them properly. Plug in and start the dryer, The thermal fuse is indeed blown if the dryer runs.

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