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After replacing the thermal fuse does it need reseting


did you read out the thermal fuse with a meter?if not buy a meter or you'll end up changing parts you don't need,if you changed out the fuse and still have no heat then your old fuse was good and you have another problem,buy a meter,pull off at least one of the wires,set the meter on say 20k ohms,you'll see a 1 one the meter,touch the leeds together and you should see anything but 1,now touch the leeds to the part you're checking with at least one of the wires or both removed,if you see the 1 the part is bad,if you see anything other than 1 the part is good,next time send the full model number off of the machine you're having problems with so whoever is helping you can look up your machine,BUY A METER,don't replace parts you don't need,if you have no heat and you changed out the thermal fuse check the element and the fuses on the heater box,you'll see two red wires going to the heating element,pull one wire off,touch the meter leeds one to each connector on the element,if you see 1 the element is your problem.

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Not heating


The Most common problem is a bad thermal fuse.

1 the thermal fuses are located in the cabinet of the dryer under the drum
they can also be located on the front of the blower wheel housing. on the back wall of the dryer or along the heating element can.
2. some kenmore, whirlpool machines have these fuses located in the rear of the machine.especially when the lint filter is located in the top of the dryer.
3. the heating element can also be bad.
4. if you have an ohm meter you can check the continuity of the thermal fuses,as well as the heating element.if there is no continuity on any of the above mentioned parts. Replace the faulty parts.

Also check my tip on thermal fuse locations

Jan 09, 2011 | Whirlpool Dryers

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Removing a part form a Whirlpool Electric Dryer


The thermal fuse is located on the outside of the blower housing. To get access to the thermal fuse you will need to remove the back panel of your Whirlpool dryer.

How do you check it:
Before you do any repairs on your dryer, you will need to disconnect the dryer from the wall outlet.


After removing the back panel, remove one wire from the Whirlpool dryer thermal fuse and take a reading between the two terminal on the thermal fuse.
The reading should be 0 ohms, if the reading is infinity, the thermal fuse is bad and it must be replace. When you find a bad thermal fuse, you will need to replace the operating thermostat too.

The operating thermostat opens at 155 degrees and the thermal fuse blows at 196.

These means that operating thermostat did not open at 155 and that is why the thermal fuse failed.

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Electric dryer doesn't heat.


Probably a bad heating element. There are a few different styles, you'll just need to lookup your model number on an appliance parts website, find the right part, and then do a quick search on replacement. There are probably ten or fifteen websites that have instructions to replace heating elements.

Here's one where you can buy the part, the element is part number 17.

http://www.appliance-parts-warehouse.com/whirlpool-parts/Whirlpool-Dryer-Parts/Whirlpool-Parts-LER3624EQ1/Whirlpool-Parts-81777.cfm

Jan 15, 2010 | Dryers

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The dryer quit running and became extremely hot


Hello DickandKendra! You've already done the difficult part, which was to find and locate the faulty thermal fuse (switch). Now you should be able to get a new one and replace it pretty easily, just be sure to unplug the dryer before you start taking it apart, etc., but you already knew that.

If you need to determine what the replacement part number is for your particular dryer is, please go to www.searspartsdirect.com, since you didn't post your model number, I can't provide you with the part number directly. No problem, you can find it by entering in your Dryer model number and then click on the links that show up to locate the thermal switch. There will also be a line drawing of your Dryer, so you can search by the picture, etc.

I think that possibly that the dryer motor has failed and that is why the thermal fuse went out, but you should probably just replace the fuse 1st to see if that's the only issue. When you replace the fuse, just run a drying cycle without heat, (only air fluff, etc.) so you can see if the motor starts and runs. If it does, then the thermal fuse was the problem, if the motor doesn't run, you've got a faulty motor and it'll need replacement.

Of course, if you're comfortable with doing a temporary bypass of the thermal fuse, you can also check the motor function before you order and replace the thermal fuse, to determine if the motor is faulty. The temporary bypass is ONLY to be used to diagnois if the motor is good or bad - DO NOT leave the thermal fuse bypassed, as it's purpose is to prevent a dangerous overheating problem that can cause a fire. This is only to be done as a temporary measure to determine what caused the thermal fuse to blow!

This will allow you to determine if you want to spend the money and time needed to replace the motor and thermal fuse, or weigh those costs against purchasing a new dryer - your option. However, if the dryer is still in good condition, it will cost much less than buying a new one, even with the cost of these couple of parts.

I hope you find this Very Helpful and best regards!

Nov 25, 2009 | Kenmore Dryers

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Wife just called. No heat in Kenmore 87874100 78741. i am sure its a thermo or safety. Cant find a serv manual. Thoughts? Thanks, Tom


I tried to locate your unit on the web at www.partselect.com but something is not correct about it. If you try to search it, remember that you will have to include the period. It goes between the third and fourth number in the model number on a Kenmore.
Now for fixing the problem.
You are correct most likely. First have your wife reset the breaker. I can't tell you how many times when I first started servicing appliances that I would take a unit apart before checking the breaker and then find the unit didn't have 220v going to it. If the breaker is not tripped, you will have a bad thermal fuse and or thermal cut off. When you buy the part you need, also but a cycling thermostat. When they go out, the dryer then is forced to operate off of the thermal fuse and or thermal cut off until they go out. You will find these parts located on the vent housing near the blower housing . Most appliance parts houses sale these in a kit if you ask. The kit will come with both a cycling thermostat and a thermal cut off. If it's a thermal fuse you need, you will have to also buy a cycling thermostat. I have yet to see them in a kit. You also need to check the vent and be sure it's not stopped up. If not, the cycling thermostat most likely just got week and went out. This will fix your problem.

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This repair will most likely be much cheaper than buying a replacement, unless you just want to make a jump to gas. First, check the venting for the dryer. Clogged venting can cause prolonged drying times. It could also be caused by a blown thermal fuse, bad heating element or high limit thermostat. If the venting is clear all the way to where it exhausts to the outside, then I would suspect bad thermal fuse or high limit thermostat. They can be tested using a multimeter or ohmmeter. It is best to replace both the thermal fuse and the high limit thermostat at the same time and they often come from the parts supplier as a set. I'll attach a photo of a fuse/thermostat for reference. Really sorry for your trouble and I hope this helped some. Best wishes.

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On the back of the dryer near the fan blower housing is a thermal fuse, if this opens up ( no continuity ) the gas burner often quits but the motor will still run. If the thermal fuse is open/bad, always clean, change, adjust the venting system and vent hood first and clean out the dryers air ducts. Sometimes it is a good idea to replace the operating thermostat at the same time.
Thermal fuse parts help link...on blower housing cover, can not be re-set, must be replaced if is open (no continuity between pins).

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Pye2300ayw Dryer will not start. I think it is a bad door switch. How can a confirm this?


Change your thermal fuse first. when thermal fuse goes bad either the whole dryer won't run or the heat element won't come on. Check out item # 3344 at www.repairclinic.com/Appliance-Parts?s=t-pye2300ayw-%3d%3d&z=100 If your thermal fuse is bad there will be no continuity through it.

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