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PartSelect Number PS11741460
This part is a one-time use thermal fuse which attaches to the blower wheel housing of your clothes dryer. It cannot be re-set and must be replaced when continuity between the pins is no longer present. Terminal size is 3/16".
This part works with the following brands: Whirlpool, Admiral, Estate, Inglis, Kenmore, KitchenAid, Roper, Maytag, Crosley, Jenn-Air, Hardwick, Magic Chef, Amana, Caloric & Glenwood.
This part fixes the following symptoms:
I had used this site previously to fix my dishwasher. So, I checked the website and it indicated that the likely cause of the problem was the thermal fuse had blown. I ordered the replacement part, and to prepare for its arrival, removed the back of the dryer and put a volt meter on the thermal fuse - there was no continuity, so I knew this was the problem. When the part arrived, the back was already off the dryer, and it took a couple of minutes to install the part, and a lot longer - 10 minutes - to put the back on the dryer. The video(s) was all I needed to identify the problem, and fix it myself - with a savings of around $150.
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This dryer is a commercial model and the instructions from the site isn't 100% accurate. To replace the thermal fuse and coils, you have to remove the bottom panel in front of the dryer. There two metal clips in the bottom that need to removed to pull out the panel. Once removed, removed the lint metal housing and lint catcher to access the thermal fuse. You will also see the coil pack to the right. Use a nut driver for the lint housing and right angle Philip screwdriver for the coil pack. Clean out the lint housing before reinstalled the cover.
pull the plug, rem the back cover 6 screws, rem two screws in heater element attached three wires with one sensor replace cover. Very simple fix.. Although not recommended if you have the dryer on with cover removed you can easily test voltage going to the element and it will not come on. Makes it certain the element has failed. You do have to be very careful to not touch anything electrical this way or you will get shocked.
removed the back panel as described in the tutorial. then removed the two parts as the repairman described, it took maybe 10 minutes beginning to end. Dryer works like a charm now.
Very simple repair, and we're not handy at all. I cleaned out the dryer lint with a vacuum. Then we watched the partselect video on how to replace a thermal fuse. Husband used a nutdriver to take off the back panel. He took out the old fuse, put the new one in, crewed the panel back on. Voila!
Thermal fuse open so I changed that and the thermostat to make sure it would cycle the heat.
I change the fuse and it still will not come on.
My dryer timer would run through the heat cycle and move in to the cool down cycle. It would not move past the cool down cycle, and would not shut off automatically. I tried replacing the Thermal Fuse first, since I'd already removed the back panel to diagnose the problem. There was no change - the dryer did not shut off automatically. Next, I removed the back cover to the timer console. The Timer Power Resistor looks like a black circle and a rectangle joined together. It was attached to the back of the on/off switch by a single hex head screw, and the resistor has orange and black wires attached. The replacement Power Resistor doesn't look like the resistor that was in my dryer. It is rectangular in shape with 2 male spade connectors. I attached the orange and the black wires to the new power resistor. I started the dryer and it went through a full heat/cool down cycle, and automatically shut off with the end of cycle buzzer sounding. Total part replacement time was about 10 minutes.
I Followed the instruction video from this site. Very clear and detailed.l used the opportunity to clean out the back of the dryer with a dry paint brush and a vacume cleaner. I am a 60 year old woman with little experience and this was very easy to do. Thank you!
after removing the back panel (5 screws) i replaced the heating element, (about 15 minutes, after vacuuming all of the lint and dog hair), replaced the panel, but still no heat. removed the back panel again, and replaced the thermal fuse. (2 screws, 5 min.) still no heat, so on to the thermostats. (there are 2, both in easy reach). i replaced the one in the heating element housing first, as this made sense. (it has a red stripe across it, so they can't be confused), replaced one connector, which the new part requires, buttoned it up, and presto!! the dryer works just as new! all told, i have less than 100.00 with all of the new parts. the longest part of the whole thing was cleaning all the lint and debris out first, which you absolutely must do
Followed the instructions in the video provided on the partselect website. The video's instructions were excellent. Simple removed the back comver of the dryer, located the parts and replaced them. It would have cost me at least $500 for a new dryer. At least $150 to have a repair man come. I did this repair myself for $45!! I highly recommend partselect.com.
After receiving the part I pulled the dryer out for easy access. Used only a nut driver to remove back cover and the part to replace was easily identified. Then it took a little while to remove all the dust and other particles that had built up over the years. The actual replacement of the part only took a couple of minutes. Reattached the back cover and put back in place. Turned on dryer and I now had heat. Easy fix.
My wife and I thought our dryer was done and we were looking at a large replacement costs. We started googling and found this site and watched the video. We are were 99% sure it was the thermal fuse. We received within 2 days and thought we would be in there for over an hour. Turned it was less than 10 minutes, we watched the video clip on how to install on our laptop as we did it. We will always be buying parts from this site and have told a ton of friends/family to check this site out. It saved us so much money!!!!
Longest time needed was to determine what cause was. After that ordering part from PartSelect was very easy and saved me money. Part arrived before time given, part was correct and installed without problems.
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