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Ok but where is the darn thing (thermal fuse) Kenmore 84052500 dryer

And how do I get to it?

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You need to unplug the dryer

Then pull the dryer out from where it is.

Remove the back panel.

On the blower housing, lower left side

White piece of plastic. two wires to it usually pink or purple, usually held in with one screw.

Vacuum up all the lint.

Put back panel on.

Plug in and try dryer.

Next time thermal fuse opens, replace dryer

Posted on Jul 29, 2008

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