Dryer would not start, shut off during cycle

ApplianceWhirlpool Dryer


Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repairLess than 15 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Nutdriver


Jan 15, 2009

22 out of 611 people found this instruction helpful

I had originally thought it was the on/off switch but after I changed that out, it still would not start. So, figured it was a fuse, so took the back off the dryer, found the thermal fuse, removed it, ordered new one from partselect.com, had it in 3 dys. Hooked the wires to the fuse,(really need to note which one goes where) attached fuse to the metal, screwed the back to the dryer back on and presto! hit the start button and we were back in business! Of course, it's always a good idea to clean out your dryer so I cleaned all the lint out while the back was off. This was SUPER easy and fully appreciate this website. Could have cost me $85 flat just to have tech come look @ the dryer! Thank you very much!

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Thermal Fuse

Part Number: PS345113

In Stock