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How do I locate and test the fuse?

Thanks for your help. How do I locate for sure? How do I test it? Could I just by-pass it temporarily to check if dryer will run?

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  • gajohns73 Jul 23, 2008

    I did check what I think is the fuse for continuity. appears ok? Any other suggestions? Thanks again.


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Fuse is usually smaller that safety thermostat and located on outer rim of element housing jumping it temp would show if bad or not but do not leave it that way ohm meter would be better

Posted on Jul 23, 2008

  • oldfixer Jul 28, 2008

    what are your symptons? no heat? fuse on element may be bad..not working ? door switch ,control bd ,front customer interface


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