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PartSelect Number PS11741460
This thermal fuse is designed for use in dryers. It is a safety mechanism that stops the flow of electricity to the heating element when a dryer overheats. When this fuse is faulty, your dryer will not start or it will not heat properly. This is a one-time fuse, meaning it cannot be re-set. It must be replaced when there is no longer continuity between the terminals. This replacement part features two 3/16 inch terminals, and is sold individually. It attaches to the blower wheel housing. Blown fuses can be caused by clogged dryer vents. We recommend checking to make sure all of the vents are clear when you perform this repair.
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:
Tested thermal fuse with ohm meter and found no continuity, figured thermostat did not open and burnt fuse once it hit 195 degrees. Replaced the two of them and all is good know.
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I took the back panel off. Then I located the thermal fuse, and removed the screw that holds it in place. I removed the two wires. I reversed the process.
Termal Fuse and Cycling thermostat were on the outer shell of the dryer under the rear sheld. It was tougher removing the rear sheld than changing the parts..
Watched the online instruction directions. Disconnected the machine from the power source, remove the back panel, located the thermal fuse, removed the two wires and the old fuse. Installed the new fuse and attached the wiring. Replaced the back. Plugged in the machine. This same repair was made by a service company two months earlier at a cost of $154.13 I made the repair for under $18 and 15 minutes of my time. Very simple project - I would highly recommend PartSelect
Used your web site to diagnose the problem. Ordered part. Part arrived the next day and within 30 minutes had the dryer up and running. Took back off of dryer, simply unscrewed the old thermal fuse and replaced it with the new one.
The dryer was very old and was tempted to tossed it after it no longer drying clothes, but I googled to see if there was something that I can do on my own to fix it. I founs partselect.com and gave me the diagnosis and the parts that needed replacing. I ordered the the parts and in two days the fedex guy was at my door. The repair was quite easy. We followed the video on how to do it. If my husband did not clean out the vents, it would only have taken him 5 minutes to unistall the old one and install the new. There is a part of the heating element that does not come with the part. Do not throw the old one until you have removed that piece with a pliers. After everything was put back together again, the dryer works much better than from the first time we bought it.
Extremely easy! I used this website's part diagrams and videos to find out where the parts were in the dryer. I only needed a 1/4" socket on a screwdriver handle to remove the back of the dryer and the same socket for the screws holding most of the parts on (one needed a phillips screwdriver). I didnt have a ohm tester, so I ordered the heating element, cycling thermostat, thermal fuse and 250f Thermostat, knowing I could return the one(s) I didnt need. Replaced them all and guess what...it still didnt work! So I read some other people's comments and found out there was one more part I hadnt ordered that might be the problem...the THERMAL CUT OFF KIT. It has the 250F thermostat PLUS another (different) Thermal cut off fuse, that attaches several inches above the heating element. I ordered that part, got it the next day, and the Thermal cut off fuse that was in the kit (not available separately) ended up being the solution to my problem! The wire to it was actually fried, so the extra connectors in the kit were perfect, and I just cut and stripped the wire a little and put on the new connector, and the dryer works great.
Using my old volt/ohm meter and following the wiring diagram pasted inside the control panel,I was able to find the open circuit reading across the thermal fuse [ no reset]located down below and before the wires disappeared below the drum towards the motor. Once I found that,I jumped the circuit and it ran fine. I removed the part and found this site,ordered the piece and had it in 3 days. Install was perfectly simple....vacuuming out the accumulated lint took the longest amount of time,and the dryer continues to work as always.... I hope I don't have any more issues with our appliances,but if I do and I can figure out the problem again,I would use this company again ! Fair price,shipping might've been less,but I fixed it for less than 18.00 total... not bad !
We ordered the part that was most recommended for this problem and installed it with ease. And it worked!! Dryer was heating up...but this morning it is no longer heating up...not sure what went wrong...please let us know what it could be...
i checked the heater coil and it didn't look burnt out so i ordered a thermal fuse and thought it would fix the problem . However, it wasn't the thermal fuse it was the heatercoil. so now I have to order a heater coil.This was after i took another look at the coil and notice discoloration on it .
Looked on web site and saw that problem was probably thermal fuse. Used volt meter and found fuse was bad. Ordered new fuse and thermal thermostat as recommended by whirlpool. Arrived in 2 days, took about 30 minutes to take off back of dryer and replace both parts. Dryer works fine now.
After opening dryer found lint everywhere inside the machine. Vacumming that out took the longest - A good fire hazard in the making - clean it. Had to take several other parts out to thoroughly clean. New parts were a breeze to put in and the reassembly took longer becasue of the cleanup. I was glad to have done it myself as I was amazed how much lint was all over the inside. Dryer was a bit different than the one on the Video but The parts diagrams were readily available to be able to identify the location of the parts replaced. The back panel of my dryer was welded on so the removal of the screws only caused the drum support to come loose - a pain to get back into place. The only thing I wouls have done differently is I would have printed the parts manual with all the locations for my specific machine first and then done the job.
Remove back panel. Locate thermal fuse ( by watching video on PartSelect) and replace with a new one.
Parts arrived in 2 days. I followed the "Simple as Pie" on-line instructional video, and my dryer was repaired in under 30 minutes. Couldn't have been easier. I've already recommended your site to a couple of friends. Needless to say "I'll never call an appliance repairman again."
Replaced heating element and thermal fuse also replace one overheat senser and dryer operated normally
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