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I have a whirlpool front load dryer. the dryer had been running fine when i start a new load and pressed the start button nothing happened

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The thermal fuse is blown. Disconnect power then locate the thermal fuse on the blower housing and bypass. Once located, join the wires together and insulate them properly. Reconnect power then start the dryer. The thermal fuse is indeed blown if the dryer starts and heats up. Replace the thermal fuse along the thermistor or cycling thermostat depending on the model of the dryer. Do not use the dryer with the thermal fuse bypassed due to fire hazards. Bypassing it is for troubleshooting purposes only.

The blower housing can be found at the rear of the dryer if the lint filter is located on top. It can be found at the front of the dryer behind the lint duct if the lint filter is located on the front.

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Figure1: Dryer with filter on top.

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Figure 2: Dryer with filter on the front.

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Figure 3: Dryer with filter on the front (thermal fuse and thermistor).

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