Dryer blew cold air

ApplianceKenmore Dryer


Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Nutdriver
Screw drivers
Socket set

Mark From Clements,, MD

Oct 30, 2008

2 out of 3 people found this instruction helpful

After removing the exhaust pipe and clamp, I unscrewed the back panel with a 1/4 inch drive socket set. That exposed the wires and the wiring skematic. I used a multimeter to track the power to the element and found that no power was reaching the element. I then unplogged the unit removing all power and tested the resistance on each thermal fuse. The lower fuse had no resistance and the upper fuse did. I then disconnected the upper fuse, used a jumper wire the connect both wires together to bi-passed the fuse. I reconnected the power and turned on the dryer. The dryer element worked, confirming my suspicions of the bad fuse. Once I ordered the fuse and only paid for regular delivery I had the fuse with 24 hours and dryer back together within very little time. It took me more time to clean up the lint dust then it did to fix the problem.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Thermal Cut-Off Kit

Part Number: PS334278

In Stock