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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:
Went to literature for info only to find that there was no electrical schematic or part numbers given for repair. Disconnected vent and removed back (6 hexhead screws). Removing and testing my parts then matching the parts with pictures found on parts select and using the numbers found on the parts, was able to order a new thermal fuse and also replace the cycling thermostat. Tested the unit, replaced the back with screws, cleaned & connected the vent then went on to start dirtying more clothes.
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There was no heat but the dryer would operate properly in all other functions. I checked the ignitor (gas dryer) with a meter and it was okay. I traced the circut back and ended up at the thermal fuse and it was "open" I jumped it out and the dryer started to work. I knew the problem was the thermal fuse but more importantly why did it blow. Further investigation showed excessive lint in the duct. Needed to take the exhaust system apart and clean out the lint. also replaced the flexible dryer (too difficult to clean) and to make sure that I didn't over work the high/low thermostat and would be doing this repair again in the near future I replaced that also. Be careful and do not jump out the fuse and use the dryer as this will cause a fire. I did it to prove the problem only... Dryer works well again and we will probably get another 5 years out of it!Alhrguy@comcast.net
The repair, replacing the thernal fuse was easy, just one screw and then remove and replace by disconnecting and reconnecting two wires. It did take a bit of time to find which part was defective. I first removed the back panel and front panel and the drum to get at the igniter and flame window. I checked continuity of these parts as well as the gas solenoids and they all checked out ok. The thermal fuse was last on my list. It read as an open circuit. I temporarily jumpered the two wires at the fuse and checked that the igniter would now heat up. I spent over one hour removing the ductwork and giving the unit a thorough cleaning with a shop vac.
First I checked for power at the outlet (240volts-power good). I then removed 9 screws holding the back cover. I then turned the timer to run position and pushed the start button this allowed me to hear the timer andvance. So I disconnected power to the dryer and removed the wires to the thermal fuse. I then took a ohms reading across the fuse...it showed open. Removed one screw replaced fuse.
Dryer stopped in the middle of a cycle. I opened the back and traced the feed wires from the power cord. With a volt meter I checked the thermal fuse which is were the power cord goes to first. It had power on the line side and none on the load side. this is the easy fix. Ps unplug unit while tracing the wires. Most of this is done without seeing them very clearly. I should also say I am a licensed Master electrician with over 30 years of trouble shooting.
Took back panel off dryer, unscrewed old part, put on new one. Easy fix. Dryer works great again.
I studied the wiring diagram on the back of the dryer. I diagnosed a bad thermal fuse (no continuity). Found the part online at Part Select. The part came a few days later and I was back in business. Great Service.
How I did the repair is of little importance. What is important and impressive is the level of service your company provides. You must have a fantastic system in place and a team who has bought into the concept of providing the best customer service possible. I have been a Manager for over 15 years and would go home proud and would sleep well every night if my team offered the service your team does. Please share this feedback with them and take the time to shake the hand of everyone who was in the chain of service of this order. Smile and tell them Russell C says well done and thank you. Your team made my life easier and I feel appreciated as a customer of your Company.
This was the second repair I did with the assistance of PartSelect. A month ago the washer had probs too. Both of these were purchased 13 years ago. I moved my residence and in that process, the washer tried to vacate the laundry room due to the tub's unbalance during the spin cycle. I found out what a repair guy was going to charge and it was either dump this one and get a new one or repair it myself. I had never worked on a washer before, but did have some mechanical/electrical abilities. Within a few hours I knew every thing about that machine,,,thanks to the PartsSelect website. The "How to" videos were invaluable and extremely well produced! This spin balance issue turned out to be the "skate plate" which got out of position when the movers moved the machine. This balance prob from what your website showed to me could have been the result of a number of reasons. Bottom line is that not only did I fix the problem, but in the process I replaced a number of parts that needed it; springs, pads, motor mounts and the like. Don't order your parts from those "Roebuck" folks. Not only are they much more expensive than PartsSelect, but the availability of parts and length of delivery/cost was POOR! PartsSelect had my parts delivered within 3 days and saved me about 40% over what the OEM wanted for them. They have a nice tracking program for which I was able to exactly determine when I could expect the parts to arrive. All of PartSelect customer service was "First Cabin!" DITTO for the thermal fuse issue with my dryer. Finally, I would encourage anyone to attempt the repair of their washer/dryer with the assistance of PartSelect. Even if you have minor or no repair abilities. You will find that you will not only be able to fix yours as I have, but you will save a ton of money, re-condition your old unit for a number of additional years,,AND most importantly, have great satisfaction that you yourself did it. My one big caution though is this: Watch the PartSelect videos first before you start to take those cabinets off of the machines. A few steps is all it takes,,BUT if you do what I did and not watch the videos,,,you are going to have those EXTRA SCREWS, NUTS and BOLTS!
First I tested the fuse using my Volt-ohm meter, which showed a zero reading. So I knew what I needed and ordered it from you guys. To be safe I took the dryer apart and cleaned it good, when and while I reassembled it I replaced the old fuse with the new and now she's like brand new> I spent about $12.00 but I saved $600.00..Thank You "PartSelect"..
I was directed to the cycling thermostat for my problem. The thermal fuse was another possibility. I was too lazy to check them with a VOM before ordering so I ordered both. The repair video was helpful and the assembly diagram was useful for locating the parts. I removed the 9 back panel screws with a 1/4" socket wrench and removed the panel. Each part is held with a sheet metal screw which are removed with a screw driver. The connectors were very tight and I used pliers to pull them off the parts. The parts pop out of the mounting slots and are easily replaced and secured with the screws. I labelled all the wires (2 for the thermal fuse and 4 for the thermistor) but the polarity probably does not matter. I replaced the wires, replaced the back panel and replaced the 1/4" screws. The dryer works again. I checked the old parts with a VOM and found that only the cycling thermistor was bad, so now I have a spare thermal fuse.
I just wanted to send a big thank you to partselect.com without this site I would have spent at least $300 on a new dryer. The thermal fuse arrived very quickly and the diagnosis was very easy. I removed the back of the dryer after watching the video and unplugging the dryer. I was able to locate the fuse very easily thanks to the video, I unattached the fuse, attached the new fuse making sure I put the correct wires in the correct places. Then I put the back of the dryer back on after cleaning out all the lint everywhere. I plugged the dryer back in and to my delight...IT WORKED!! Thank you so much! I will definitely be back to this site and will recommend it to my friends.
My husband looked up your website and figured out exactly what it was. . . the thermal fuse. So it took all of 5 minutes of him to repair it. Our little $10.79 part was such a lifesaver. We had people tell us to just throw the dryer out but no way! We will use this website more often, especially before we throw any appliances away! This is the greatest website. Now I have dry clothes again!! We were so happy!
Replaced heating element, thermostats and fuse, cleaned dryer vent shafts and it is now working like when it was new.
I had worked as a stationary engineer/refrigeration mechanic for large commercial building/plant systems for several years at journey level. I also had worked as an instructor in this field. However I have not done much of this type work for several years. Using the wiring diagram contained within the control panel at the top of the dryer, was able to trace the sequence of operation to the component i suspected (thermal fuse). It was the thermal fuse per check with ohm meter. Instructions on the dryer internals indicated if thermal fuse blown to also replace cycling t stat. I also found that the blower unit was full of microdirt/lint, which was restricing airflow-vacuumed. ordered the parts overnight, and replaced. works fine now.The unit is my household electric dryer, made by whirlpool but sold under the kirkland costco brand. When i worked as a journey level technician, i always noticed that whirlpool product are generally a better quality than most, and have better parts availability, and ease of repair. this still holds true.
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