Question - Are all dryer thermal fuses the same?

Answered by: Walter Rogers  |  Category: General  |  Last Updated: 23-08-2021  |  Views: 1256  |  Total Questions: 9

All dryers sold in the United States are legally required to have a thermal fuse. This is different from the electrical fuses that are found in many appliances, and a dryer might have both. A thermal fuse will blow when the temperature gets too high, not when it's drawing too much current. Thermal fuse WP3392519 shuts off the burner in a gas dryer or the motor in an electric dryer when the dryer overheats. A universal part, widely used in dryers of various brands: Whirlpool, Maytag, Kenmore, Crosley, Amana, Admiral, Estate, Roper, etc. Different from Thermostat, the Fuse is not resettable. Many times when a dryer's thermal fuse is blown, the dryer stops heating up the clothes when they dry. To determine whether the problem is the blown thermal fuse or something else, take out the thermal fuse and run the dryer as normal. If the dryer starts heating again, you know that your thermal fuse is blown. Touch the left multimeter lead to the left side of the thermal fuse; touch the right multimeter lead to the right side of the fuse. Keep an eye on the multimeter needle; a needle that fails to move indicates a blown thermal fuse. If this is the case, don't fret: thermal fuse replacement is a simple task. Lowes Appliance Parts Dryer Thermal Fuse | LA-1053 | Whirlpool Corporation | Appliance Parts.

How to Reset a Thermal Fuse Unplug the clothes dryer's power cord from the wall outlet. Swing the front panel out towards you so that you can look into the compartment. Aim a flashlight at the flat-can-like component to locate the blown thermal fuse.

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Cost of Dryer Heating Elements Heating element replacements cost between $30 and $200 dollars on average, depending on the part needed.

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With an electric clothes dryer, no heat often means that the circuit breaker or fuse that controls the power has blown; reset or replace it. Be aware that a dryer may have two breakers or fuses. The motor will run when one works, but the heating element requires both.

The thermal fuse will look like a thin strip of white plastic with a wire coming out of each end. In order to bypass the thermal fuse, use electrical tape to tape the two ends together. The thermal fuse will then be bypassed. Turn the dryer on to a heat cycle for no more than 90 seconds.

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Set an ohmmeter to the Rx1 configuration. Touch the ohmmeter probes to the ends of the thermal fuse. Read the display on the ohmmeter to determine if the thermal fuse is faulty. If the ohmmeter needle moves to “0”, the fuse is functional and does not need to be replaced.

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When the fuse blows it can cause the dryer to run but not heat, or to not run at all. Most commonly the fuse will blow if there is an airflow restriction (clogged venting, lint buildup inside the dryer, ect), but it can also be caused by a shorted heating element, bad control board, and more.

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Thank goodness it is much less expensive to replace a thermostat than your central heat and air unit. Check your thermostat to make sure it is in the "On" position. Stand at the thermostat while an assistant stands at the furnace. Raise the thermostat heat settings slowly. Turn off the breaker to your furnace.

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Thermal fuses are installed on the dryer's exhaust duct. Typically, you must remove the back panel of a dryer to access the fuse. Ensure to shut off electrical power to the dryer before attempting to locate and troubleshoot the fuse.

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Problem: Dryer Won't Start The door latch may not be engaging. Check the latch for lint and clean it completely so that the door closes properly. Check the power supply, including fuses and circuit breakers. Check the dryer's internal thermal fuse. If you have a push start knob, it may not be engaging correctly.