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Wont heat element checked good so did thermal fuse and thermostadt

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AT this point you will want to check your breaker box for the house. Check to see that both side of the 220 volt breaker for the dryer are both on. What I usually do is reset them both just to be sure.

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Dryer wont heat, replaced thermal cut off and it worked for maybe5 minutes and then it quit heating and now there is no continuity on the new thermal cutoff...I was wondering if there could be a short

The most likely cause of the thermal fuse blowing out again is either a grounded element or a clogged vent. I am assuming you have an electric dryer. If so, unplug the dryer and find the terminals to the element. Remove one of the wires to the terminals and use an ohmmeter/continuity meter to check between the chassis ground and one of the terminals on the element. You should not read any continuity. If you read a short, then the element is grounding out to the chassis. Replace the element.
If the element is okay, then the vent is probably clogged. After replacing your blown thermal fuse with a good thermal fuse, unhook the vent hose off the back of your dryer and run your dryer through a full cycle. If it doesn't blow the fuse, it's your vent and you'll need to clean it out and make sure no birds built a nest in there. If your thermal fuse still blows, replace all of your thermostats.

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Thanks for using FixYa. No Heat issue in dryer is usually caused due to three things mainly: Thermal Fuse, Wiring Harness and/or Heating Element. Start with checking the Thermal Fuse which ismounted inside the back cover panel to the exhaust duct and is mounted in white plastic housing. If thats fine then the Heating Element should be checked. Please do revert for further assistance.


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Hi, Check all the thernostats and the thermal fuse for continuity. They should all show a closed circuit. If any of them are open, it will need replaced. It is usuallly the thermostat on the top side of the element housing.
I hope this helps you. If I can assist you further, please let me know.


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check breaker first it will run with the breaker tripped but it wont heat so turn off and on then check dryer for heat.dryers have a thermal fuse when they go bad it wont heat they are located on the element cage and are smaller than the thermostats.and if that is good then most likely element.but it usually helps to know what brand?

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Before you buy an expensive heating element change out the thermal fuse. It's only about 15 dollars for a fuse as opposed to around 100 dollars for a heating element. Both can be purchased at a appliance repair shop. The thermal fuse is usually located near the heating element housing and has two wires coming off of it. Make sure you unplug the dryer first though. If the thermal fuse if dead then your heating element will only heat for about a second or two at a time. The way to check this is to open up the dryer so you can see the heating element. While it's running watch it and it the heating element comes on and then turns off then the thermal fuse is bad. If it doesn't come on at all then the heating element is bad. Wait a good 5 minutes though before determining if the heating element isn't coming on. Sometimes it takes a bit before it engages. I hope this helps you and if you have any more questions feel free to ask me. Good luck.

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