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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:
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
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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...
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
Took the back panel off the dryer by removing eight (8) screws. Had parts I order (heating element and thermal fuse) replaced old with the new, still no heat. I ordered a thermal cut off kit. From the kit I replaced the high limited thermostat and tested. Heat begin too blow. I dryed cloth and everything work great.
My husband died in 2002 and I have tried to fix the things I could since then since a service call is so expensive. I entered the model # on KitchenAid web site and said it would not start. One of the suggestions was this Thermal Fuse. Site said that 52% of the time this fuse was the reason it would not start. Since the part was less than $20.00 i decided to try fixing it myself. The most time involved was getting the dryer away from the wall and the getting the back panel off. Following instructions on the site I was able to disconnect the bad fuse and connect the new one. I did say a little prayer that it would work and it did. Thank you for all your instructions and help along the way. Jeannie
Remove back panel locate fuse remove and replace
Very easy. Watched the video. Was a snap. Ordered two different parts just in case. First part I changed was the problem. Returned the extra part. Just got an email that my return was processed. I'll use them again! Repair cost me 1/2 of my time and a $ 12.00 part! Saved alot of money!
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