Dryer completely stopped. Smelled like something was burnt

ApplianceAdmiral Dryer


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Screw drivers

Kathleen From Wapakoneta, OH

Dec 17, 2009

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I took a putty knife and placed it under each cornor of the top lid of the dryer then popped up each side. Two fuses needed to be replaced due to overheating. It was a very easy repair, thanks to the details provided by other customers on PartsSelect. The difficult part was where the one thermal fuse is located. If your hands are small it's alot easier!!! My husband tried but I was able to repair it due to the size of my hands. If I had not dropped the part down the back of the dryer it would have taken minutes to repair. The one larger fuse (I believe is high limit) is easy to see and install. The thermal fuse was the tricky one . It is located alongside the heating element on the right. You will need to gently pull the fuse upward to you, remove two wires and replace the fuse & reconnect wires. The reason the fuse blew was because it overheated due to a buildup of excess lint. Actually the larger high limit fuse did not need to be replaced, we decided to replace both while doing the repair ourselves. I am faithful to change the lint recepticle each load but apparently you need to clean a bit further once a year. I took the front door off and the front panel of the dryer where the lint catcher is.... only to discover alot of additional lint inside both areas. Removed that and vacumned out the interior and it's drying much faster now. It's not only about replacing the parts you need you need to find the cause of the problem to eliminate further problems. The thermal fuse must be a safety thing designed to blow before the dryer bursts into flames!!! Thanks PartsSelect this is the second repair in a couple of months that we were able to accomplish on our own because of your webpage, customer information and help. Your prices are also the best!
Thank you!

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

High Limit Kit

Part Number: PS2162282

In Stock