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I have a maytag dryer model # SDG3606AWW Can anyone tell me the ampage across the Thermal Fuse. I was thinking of putting in a circut breaker that i can just reset

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  • John Dieff Nov 11, 2010

    I will follow your advice and keep the original equipment-Thank You

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I would not replace that safety with a resetable limit. That is a melting type fuse that blows if the drum temp exceeds 350f. I have a maytag dryer - themobilian_103.jpg
What it does is kill power to the gas assembly. I don't know that I would want to relies on a mechanical device to shut down the dryer if it were overheating to a dangerous level.
That's just my opinion.

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The dryer heats but the drum does not turn. The belt is fine, could this be the blower? model # sdg3606aww


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I have a Kenmore Dryer, Model 96292110. It runs, but it does not heat the air. I have checked the circuit breakers. They are fine.


Hello,

If your Maytag dryer has mysteriously stopped producing heat, a blown thermal fuse may be the cause of your problem. In Whirlpool dryers,thermal fuses are safety switches that are designed to disrupt the flow of electricity to your dryer's heating mechanisms once the dryer reaches a predetermined maximum temperature, usually somewhere around 180 degrees F.

Thankfully, troubleshooting the thermal fuse in a Maytag dryer is easier than it sounds.

Instructions And Things You'll Needed.
  • Screwdriver,Towel,Electrical tape,Replacement thermal fuse, if necessary.
1 Clean out thelint screen in your Maytag clothes dryer. Lint buildup can cause your dryerto overheat, triggering the thermal fuse to disrupt power to your dryer'sheating mechanisms. Take the lint screen out of your Whirlpool dryer and washit in warm water. Dry the screen thoroughly before replacing it.

2 Look behindthe dryer to check its flexible exhaust hose for kinks or obstructions.Disconnect the exhaust hose from the back of your dryer and clean out any lintthat has built up.

3 Go outside andcheck your Maytag dryer's exhaust vent for obstructions. Lint buildup, birdnests or other obstructions in the outside exhaust vent can trigger yourdryer's thermal fuse.

4 Disconnectyour dryer from its power source before attempting to access its thermal fuse.

5 Access the thermal fuse in your Maytag dryer byremoving the back panel. Remove the screws that hold the back panel in placeand it should easily come free.

6 Look betweenthe dryer's blower housing and exhaust to locate its thermal fuse. The thermalfuse in a Whirlpool dryer looks like a white plastic strip that has two wiresconnected to it.

7 Bypass the thermal fuse in your Maytag dryer whileyou perform a quick diagnostic test. Use electrical tape to tape together thetwo wires connected to the thermal fuse. Reassemble your dryer and plug it backin. Set the dryer to a timed heated drying cycle and press "Start."If the dryer produces heat with its thermal fuse bypassed, it means the thermalfuse needs to be replaced.

8 Replace a blown thermal fuse in your Maytag dryer.Disconnect the power and remove the back panel. Remove the electrical tape thatyou used to perform the diagnostic test and disconnect the wires from thethermal fuse. Remove the screws that secure the thermal fuse to the dryer anddiscard the blown fuse. Attach the replacement thermal fuse by replacing andtightening the screws. Attach the wires to the new thermal fuse.

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Thermal Fuse

Item #2986 (OEM Part)
$10.70

Thermal fuse. If the dryer overheats, this device stops the flow of electricity to the heat source and/or the entire dryer. It is located on the blower housing and cannot be reset. The most common cause for overheating is a vent tube clogged with lint, a birds nest or other debris.

Manufacturer Number 3392519
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Dryer does not work at all on any setting.


The thermal fuse might be blown (just fixed my PYE2300AYW last week - I assume they're similar enough). Easy to check - pull the wires off the terminals of the thermal fuse, put an ohmmeter across the terminals. If no continuity, it's blown and needs to be replaced.
Also replace the high-limit thermostat at the same time, since it wasn't apparently doing it's job (for mine, the 2 came together in a kit, about $20 - fairly standard, so yours very likely uses the same, but you should check it).
You should be able to find a picture showing where the thermal fuse is and what it looks like by googling "PYE2300AY thermal fuse".
And, while you have it open, clean any and all lint out from around/ over/under the hearing coils - that may have contributed to the overheating.
If you DO still have continuity across the thermal fuse, then it's something else, but from what I've read, that's likely the culprit.

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thermal fused are one time fuses / maytag want's you to correct the problem that causes this . so dryer is safe. hi heat caused it to fail . so either the fan is not going or there is a restriction causing no air flow . try running the dryer off the vent if it works ok then clean the vent ,, hope this helped . pls leav feed back mm

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I have a May Tag dryer which blows the Thermal Fuse.


I am not 100% sure, but I think that the model that maytag had with that dryer. When I was working for my local dealer I had to change several of those, and it about 2 weeks time they blew.

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If the thermal fuse is blowing or the breakers when you bypass the fuse it means a part has a short circuit. There are more than one thermal fuses in there, so you will have to find where the one that blows is connected to.
My guess at this point would be that the motor or the start up capacitor are causing the fuse to blow but also check for a defective or shorted heater element.
Check this site for additional help: http://www.applianceaid.com/may-apart.html

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