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Dryer keeps blowing the fuse in the fuse bow

When i turn the dryer on, it will stay on four 4 min then goes off , i have to go click the fuse back on and then it will run again for 5 min then shut off Now it went it's whole cycle and the clothes are still warm and damp. I have found the inside of the dryer is hot to touch sometimes.

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Check your venting going to the outside it sounds like it is clogged run a load with out the vent connected to the back and see if it works ok if so you need to brush clean the vent to the outside

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If you have already cleaned the vent then the problem is with the Thermal fuse. When the thermal fuse goes bad it cannot be reset and replacing it is recommended repair. It is located on the blower wheel housing inside the rear panel to the exhaust duct. You can test it for continuity before replacing. Please get back to me if you have any other questions.


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I am sorry to hear this, my name is Marc White, i am self employed and it seems as though you have a bad timer, bad timer will cause the timer not to go to the off position and blow your fuse......change your timer..


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