Have you ever purchased from PartSelect.com before?
Thank you for helping make our site better.
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:
this was a super easy job! i unplugged the dryer, removed the back panel, located the fuse on the bottom left side, replaced it, put the panel back on, plugged it back in and IT WORKED! this was the first appliance repair job for me and i am so glad i found this site. it probably saved me $100.00 or so doing it myself. thank you!!!
Help other customers find the most helpful instructions.
Were these instructions helpful?
First I removed the back of the dryer. Then I used a multimeter to check the thermostsats and the one time use fuse. I found that the fuse had burnt out and one of the thermostats ha checked bad. I changed the fuse by removeing the one screw and lifting the fuse out. Replaced the fuse and reinstalled. I also made sure that the fan for the dyer and the lint trap area were clean. I also changed both of the thermostats while I had the dryer apart. Reassembled the dryer. Everything worked. NICE! No repair bills or buying a new unit.
removed cover then pulled wires with a plier, unscrewed the fuse and installed new fuse then put back cover plugged in power cord, fired dyer and run dryer for 2 minutes and felt warm air coming out of the exhaust.
So I opened the back up, and looked down the flame shoot and I could see that the igniter was never glowing red. (You can actually see the red glow of the igniter when its working right, then you here the solonoid click and flame. But again all this when its working correctly.) So anyway, no heat no glowing red. I took the voltmeter out, grounded 1 lead and just followed the voltage (using the schematic provided), through the switches, yada yada trying to trace how far it got. Voltage got to 1 side of thermal fuse, but not to other side. Bingo. Disconnected fuse and did continuity check - open. All of this took diagnosing took 1/2 hour to hour. Not really counting toward fix. Ordered the part at parts select. Put a jumper over the fuse so that clothes could still be dried (probably not recommended but it works). Part arrived in 2 days. Didn't even put the back panel on.The part is right on the back. 1 screw, 2 space terminals. Takes all of 3 minutes to replace. Then another 5 minutes to put the back panel on and vent hose back on. Most of that is because you are working in a cramped space. (I don't have the biggest laundry room.)Can't beat parts select! Parts select + a little know how, saved me about $400.
I guess you could say I went through the process of elemanation, first I replased the thermostat,removed 2 screws pulled off 3 wired with a pair of pliers put them on the new one, still no hot air so I replaced the fuse, took out 1 screw removed 2 wires and placed them on the new fuse, still no hot air, finally I replaced the thermal cut-off switch and WOW that was it hot air was blowing again, the process was very easy I ordered everything from parts slect and they were here the next day, only had to take the back off the dryer with a nut wrench, locate the thernastat, fuse and thermal cut-off which was just above the heating coil I removed 1 screw pulled off 2 wires and place them on the new one. very easy and the repair storys really helped locating the problem
Gas Dryer, bought used over ten years ago. Timer not advancing, so I came to the site to check prices on a timer. Looked at troubleshooting guide and determined problem was most likely thermal fuse and not timer. Because thermostat was also suggested as potential problem, I bought that also. Figured it was cheap enough that since I had to go through aggravation of pulling dryer out, I only wanted to do it once,Pulled dryer out and unplugged it. Turn off gas valve, dis connect gas line at dryer with crescent wrench. Pull back panel using screw driver. Replace both parts. Clean lint from dryer, sweep area behind dryer and reassemble. About 40 minutes. Tested dryer, could feel heat, so A-ok. But, not really. Timer still not advancing, heat erratic. So, ordered coil kit. Unplug dryer. Remove 2 short phillips screws under lint trap door , pry top up. 2 screws removed with nut driver, lift front up and off. I can see coils readily accessible on bottom left. Using stubby phillips screwdriver, remove and replace coils. Clean lint, reassemble. Dryer works great, and repair was actually easier than anticipated after watching video. Close call, because wife as naggin' for new dryer. If the coil kit didn't work, I would have lost the argument!
I replaced the Thermostat, heating element and thermal fuse. Took 30 minutes and dryer is working fine
After visiting your web site, and reading about what components might have failed for this problem, I decided to look first at the Thermal Fuse, which I easily located after watching your video. It was open when I checked in with the multi meter. I ordered the replacement part which I received in 2 days, installed and put the dryer back together in 15 to 30 minutes. It worked like a charm and I figure saved me about $200.00 in repair cost or the higher price of a new dryer. I am a reasonably good do-it-yourselfer and I am so happy to have found this web site, it is great.
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.
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.
All brand logos are trademarks of their respective owners.
The PartSelect logo is a Registered Trademark of Atlantic Laundry Centres, Ltd.
Copyright © 1999-2017 , Eldis Group Partnership. All rights reserved.