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Thermal Fuse

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PartSelect Number PS11741460
Manufacturer Part Number WP3392519
Manufactured by Whirlpool

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, Kenmore, KitchenAid, Roper, Estate, Crosley, Inglis, Maytag, Amana, Admiral, Magic Chef.

This part works with the following products: Dryer, Washer Dryer Combo.

This part fixes the following symptoms:

  • No heat or not enough heat.
  • Will Not Start.
  • Takes too long to dry.
  • Shuts off too soon.
  • Timer will not advance.
  • Will not tumble.
  • Too hot.
  • Will not shut off.
  • Touchpad does not respond.

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Question:

I tried to turn my dryer on today and it wouldn’t budge. When I opened the door the lights wouldn’t turn on and there aren’t any lights on the control panel. It’s plugged in and I didn’t trip any breakers. Do you think it’s the thermal fuse or thermostat?

Justin
Answer:

Hello Justin, thanks for getting in touch. This sounds like it is the thermal fuse WP3392519, but before replacing it you should inspect and test it for visible damage or indication of faultiness. If the thermal fuse is open and not working, your next check should be the exhaust ducting, since it is the most common reason for a thermal fuse to malfunction. Please let us know if you have further questions.

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Question:

How do i check the thermal fuse

Sandi
Answer:

Hi Sandi, That's a great question, you can use an multi meter and test the continuity of the fuse.If no current is detected, it means there's no continuity and the fuse is defective. Good luck with this repair.

7 people found this helpful.
Question:

The dryer died mid cycle and I haven’t been able to turn it on since. I just can’t figure out what is happening. I already changed the thermal fuse, and it still isn’t starting. What should I look for next? And yes it does have power.

Bradley
Answer:

Hi Bradley, thanks for getting in touch. If you already replaced your thermal fuse and that has not fixed the problem, check your door switch to see if it is faulty. I hope this helps!

5 people found this helpful.
Question:

This dryer has an end of cycle signal that buzzes when the dryer time has ended. It stopped functioning a couple of weeks ago and i could not find a part online that fixes that function. The closest one i can find is the thermal fuse. Is that the likely culprit or is there another one i should suspect?

Janice for model number cabrio dryer WED62005w1
Answer:

Hello Janice, thank you for getting in touch. The buzzer is located in the main control board for the dryer. You would need to replace the whole control board in order to replace the buzzer. Control board, part number: PS11746535 $211.87 Hope this helps!

4 people found this helpful.
Question:

This is the third time in the past seven months that my dryer has blown a thermal fuse. The first time I didn’t think anything of it but after the third time I think there has to be something wrong. I clean out the lint trap every time… what should I check next?

Alison
Answer:

Hi Alison, although there are a few causes to this issue, the most common one is the exhaust ducting. If there is too much heat trapped inside the ducting it will cause the thermal fuse to open. What you need to find is any air flow problems. Is there breakage or clogging in your duct? Is it too long? The next thing to check would be if the ducting has condensation or water in it, or if there are dryer sheets in the blower wheel. Lastly you can check the drum seal to see if it is malfunctioning. Best of luck!

3 people found this helpful.
Question:

Where to find and how to replace thermal cutoff

Krtystyna for model number LGR8648PQ0
Answer:

Hi Krystyna, Thank you for your inquiry. The thermal cut off is found near the duct assembly. Before attempting the repair, unplug your appliance and then remove the back panel. Next disconnect the old jumper wire and remove the mounting screw and slide the old cut-off fuse out of the slot. Disconnect the wire, and install the new cut-off fuse by securing it with the mounting screws and reconnect the wire. Now remove the mounting screws to detach the old high limit thermostat. Remove the wire and install the new thermostat by aligning it in place and reattach it with the mounting screws. Reconnect the wire and then connect the fuse and the thermostat with the new jumper wire and put the back panel back on the appliance. Plug the appliance back in to see if it is working correctly. I hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day!

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Question:

I can't find a part called a thermistor. Tech sheet calls it that.

Lonnie for model number Gew9200lwi
Answer:

Hi Lonnie, Thank you for the question. The thermistor is also called the Internal-Bias Thermostat . PartSelect Number PS11746740. Hope this helps!

Related Parts: Thermostat
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Question:

How to know, if i need the whole thermos kit? Or only the thermos fuze?

susan for model number LER4634JQ1
Answer:

Hi Susan, Thank you for your inquiry. To verify which part is causing the issue you will need to use a multimeter to check the continuity of each part. I hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day!

3 people found this helpful.
Question:

Dryer stopped heating. Everything else works.

Richard for model number 11074832400
Answer:

Hello Richard, thank you for contacting us. If you are getting no heat but everything comes on, it could be one of the thermostats or the heating element. Usually the thermostats will go bad first, you can test these with a multimeter. Hope this helps!

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Question:

Where is the thermal fuse located

Pete for model number WED9750WW0
Answer:

Hi Pete, That's a great question. The thermal fuse is located on the blower fan housing. To get to that part you will need a few tools: a hex socket, a putty knife, a flat head screwdriver, and also a phillips screwdriver. Please make sure to disconnect power to your appliance before ever attempting any repair. First you will want to remove the top panel screws. Place your top panel safely out of the way. Then take a look at your control panel. Press in the tabs on either side to pop it out of place. Disconnect the wire harness and then remove the screws to be able to move your circuit board bracket out of the way. Then remove the screws on the control bracket up front. Now you will want to remove the screws from the lower panel at the bottom of your machine. You can just lift that part right out. After that you will want to disconnect the moisture sensor and door switch wire harnesses. One set of wires should be yellow while the other set are brown, white, and blue. Then you will want to remove the screws at the bottom and top of your front panel. There are two mounting screws on the inside of your door panel. There are on either side of the filter. Remove those as well to be able to pull off the front panel. You will then remove the lower bulkhead screws and only loose the top screws. Don't take those ones off fully. Also remove the screw holding the blower housing in place as well. Then lift the bulkhead off the top screws and set it aside. After that you will remove the dryer belt from the motor pulley and pulley. I would suggest taking a picture of how the belt is installed on your appliance. So that you can reinstall it the same way. Use the belt to help you lift out the drum. Now you will have access to the thermal fuse inside of your machine. You can remove that part by unplugging it and removing the screw. To get your drum back into place, align its rim with the two rear rollers. Then follows these steps backwards and you will be able to put your machine b

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Question:

My dryer cooking my clothes. I even test the air only and the dryer was still extremely warm. Thermostat? Fuse? Help

Greg for model number WED9050XW1
Answer:

Hi Greg, Thank you for the question, I suggest you replace the Thermostat, Internal-Bias, This part controls the temperature of the inside of the dryer drum and prevents the dryer from overheating. We also suggest you replace the Thermal Fuse, 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(too hot) and if the thermostat is defective it can trip the fuse. Good luck with the repair!

Related Parts: Thermostat
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Question:

My dryer works just does heat up thinking thermal fuse thanks

Dave for model number LEQ9858PW1
Answer:

Hi Dave, Thank you for your inquiry. If your dryer is not heating the most common parts to fix the issue are the heating element, the thermal fuse, the thermal cut-off kit, the high limit thermostat, the heating element connection wire kit and the internal bias thermostat to name a few. To verify which part is causing the issue, you will need a multimeter. I hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day!

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Question:

Does it matter which blue wire goes on which tab on the thermal fuse? My Whirlpool dryer has a blue wire coming from the top wiring harness and one coming from the bottom.

John
Answer:

Hi John, Thank you for your inquiry. There is a video on our website just under the information on the fuse that you can reference on how to install it. I hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day!

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Question:

Can the termal fuse cause the dryer to stop in the middle of the cycle and not start again?

Tim for model number LGQ9858LW0
Answer:

Hi Tim, Thank you for your question. Yes it can. Sometimes it can also be your door switch or m series coils as well. I would suggest testing all three of those parts with a multimeter to see if they are working correctly. Good luck with your repair.

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Question:

I need directions (video) how to get in the dryer. You can't just take screws out of back to remove back. The back goes up under the top, how do i remove top???

Jackie for model number GEQ8831LL0 Whirlpool Gold
Answer:

Hi Jackie, Thank you for your question. This part actually has an installation video underneath the part information. Here is the URL: https://youtu.be/ajDWK7x1J5Q . Good luck with your repair.

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Question:

Hello! My dryer turns on but will not heat. I have disassembled the rear end and cleaned the ducting from the heating coils to the dryer. I have also removed the toe plate and tested continuity from the red wire terminals on the heater element to the red wire terminals on the thermal cut off and i'm getting about 9.5-10 olms.I have inspected all wire terminals and they look good. The technician manual directs me to test the continuity at p14-3 and p14-6 at the control head. I'm not getting any resistance and the manual says to replace the thermistor. Am i on the right track?

Brendan for model number WED9151YW0
Answer:

Hi Brenden, Thank you for your inquiry. Yes it does sound like it is the thermistor that may be the issue. I hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day!

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Question:

My dryer will start drying the clothes, but then after a few minutes, the heating stops. All the controls work - but the dryer seems to be only blowing room temperature air. I have cleaned the duct inside the dryer, and through the duct from the dryer to outside. I read that if the fuse was blown that the dryer would not start. Except for lack of heat throughout the cycle, the dryer thinks it is working just fine. What is my next step?

Vickie for model number GGW9250PW1
Answer:

Hi Vickie, Thank you for the question. Normally with the Thermal Fuse the dryer would still run as normally but there will be no heat. So you would still have the appliance start and tumble but blow cold or room temperature air. If the fuse blows it just stops electricity going to the element its self not the appliance. Hope this helps!

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Question:

Does this thermal fuse go on a Inglis model gas dryer? Symptoms are no heat and the dryer keeps running. Thank you.

Shane for model number igd4300sq0
Answer:

Hi Shane , Thank you for the question. Yes this is the correct Thermal Fuse for your model number. This is the most common part replaced when you are not getting heat. Hope this helps!

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Most Recent

Question:

I removed all the screws in the back. In the back does not want to come off ,is it welded on.? or am i missing something, do i need to use a crowbar? or just chuck it in by a new one? help would be appreciated.

David for model number GGW9868KQ2
Answer:

Hi David, Thank you for your question. We actually have an installation video that may help you out with this: https://youtu.be/ajDWK7x1J5Q . I hope that helps. Good luck with your repair!

Question:

My dryer is not heating but still runs. Checked the thermal fuse and its not that.What else could it be?

MARGARET for model number MEDX700XW0
Answer:

Hi Margaret, Thank you for the question. If the Thermal Fuse has tested to be good, I suggest checking the High Limit Thermostat,PartSelect Number PS11741456.This hi-limit thermostat acts as as safety mechanism that keeps the dryer from overheating. Once the dryer temperature reaches a certain point, this piece will shut down power to the heating element. When defective it will not send power to the element in order for it to heat up to dry the clothes. Hope this helps!

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Question:

The dryer makes a beeping noise when start button pushed and will not run.

Mike for model number WGD9500TW2
Answer:

Hi Mike, Thank you for the question. Normally if the dryer just beeps when you press start it is one of two things. The door is not closed fully and the most common is a faulty Thermal Fuse,PartSelect Number PS11741460. If your door is closed then I suggest replacing the fuse. Hope this helps!

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Question:

My air fluff dry cycle does not work at all. What could the problem be.

Janet for model number WED5200VQ
Answer:

Hi Janet, Thank you for the question. Soudns like you need to replace the Timer,PartSelect Number PS11742197.This dryer timer is used to control the unit's cycles. Hope this helps!

Related Parts: Timer
Question:

The igniter will not glow,I replaced the igniter and thermal fuse,still no glow

Mac for model number WGD9200SQ1
Answer:

Hi Mac, Thank you for the question. When the igniter will not ignite it is recommended you replace the M' Series New Style Coil Kit. Hope this helps!

Question:

Hello- my dryer is about 10 years old. About 1-2 years ago, I noticed the clothes were no longer drying on the "normal" setting. I started using the "jeans" setting, which seems to increase the heat from medium to medium-high as well as extends the time. The clothes always dry on this setting, but I am wondering if I am losing $$ on running the unit longer. The unit seems to heat, but I need the longer cycle to dry the clothes. Any suggestions as to the cause? Thanks.

Marc for model number 110.85862401
Answer:

Hi Marc, Thank you for the question. I suggest trying to replace the Sensor,PartSelect Number PS11741408. When the appliance takes to long to dry or is not giving off enough heat to dry in its set time or cycle, the sensor normally needs to be replaced. Hope this helps!

Question:

I received the thermal fuse. Replaced that part and plugged back in and ran dryer without assembling back panel. Just to see if the dryer would heat, before i closed up shop. However, no heat still. So, next step?

Susan for model number ler4634jq1
Answer:

Hi Susan, Thank you for your question. I would suggest testing your thermostats to see if they are all functioning properly. If they are I would also suggesting testing your heating element and door switch as well. I hope that helps. Good luck with your repair.

Question:

Does this thermal fuse work in my Maytag?

Teresa for model number Ldg9034aae
Answer:

Hi Teresa, Thank you for your question. No, I have linked the correct fuse for your appliance in a link down below. Good luck with your repair.

Related Parts: Thermal Fuse (Limit: 183)
Question:

I think i need a new control panel for a Whirlpool duet dryer. Digital message f01 on display and dryer will not start. A clicking sound from the black box on upper left corner of the control panel. Thank you

John for model number WED9400SW2
Answer:

Hi John, Thank you for your inquiry. The F01 error code indicates a possible failure of the electronic control board. It may be caused by a glitch or a power surge. Try to unplug the dryer for 5 minutes and if this does not help you may have to replace the electronic control board. I hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day!

Question:

Where is the thermal fuse located? Are there visual available?

Jim for model number 11070832990
Answer:

Hi Jim,Thank you for the question.The thermal fuse attaches to the blower wheel housing. If you enter in the part number there is a diagram associated with the part and it shows where it is located.Good luck with the repair!

Question:

My dryer wasn't working recently and discovered that the thermal fuse went bad. I replaced it and now it starts and heats up, but it gets really hot even in "air dry only" mode. I checked and the events and cleaned them out good, could it be a the thermostat? I read that it could be a shorted out heating element.

Shaun for model number WED9600TW1
Answer:

Hi Shaun, Thank you for your inquiry. That would not be out of the realm of possibilities. I would suggest testing your bias thermostat and the element with a multi-meter to see which one is giving you the issue. The bias thermostat measures the temperature inside your drum, it may have shorted when the thermal fuse stopped working. Good luck!

Question:

Dryer died mid cycle, now it won't start. Dryer still ticks, checked the push button start and that was fine. Door switch turns light on and off when i hold it down. Would it be the thermal fuse?

James for model number WED5540SQ0
Answer:

Hi James, Thank you for your question. The thermal fuse is one of the main reasons why this would happen, but you should still check the other two parts as well. Even though they may seem like they are working, there could be a component that is not working and thus will not let your appliance start. You can check all three of these parts with a multi-meter to make sure. Good luck with your repair!

Question:

My dryer won't start.

Aki lena for model number WED5300SQ0
Answer:

Hello Aki, thank you for contacting us. The most common part for this would be the thermal fuse, when this goes the dryer will not start at all. You can test this part with a multi-meter. Hope this helps!

Question:

My dryer will not heat if i have it on timed drying. It did work on automatic drying selection but not anymore..every once in a while after its been sitting not used...i can turn it on using the automatic cycle again and it will try once but not again if i keep starting it over....i have even checked the lint screen and disconnected the ventilation ducting..help

James for model number WED5100VQ1
Answer:

Hello James, thank you for contacting us. It is possible that one of the thermostats is faulty giving bad readings to the control board. These can cause the dryer to not produce any heat or very little. Also it could be the heating element, these can be tested with a multi-meter to determine which is at fault. Hope this helps!

Question:

The cycle signal does not work. Dryer stops but signal does not work

Donna for model number 110.66002010
Answer:

Hi Donna, Thank you for your question. Sometimes unplugging the appliance for about five minutes and then plugging it back in will reset your appliance and the buzzer will continue to work. However a technician is normally required to verify which part is actually causing your issue, as there are multiple tests that they would have to perform on your appliance. I hope this helps. Good luck with your repair.

Question:

Water leaking in dryer what is the fix?

Jerry for model number Wed9270xw0
Answer:

Hi Jerry, Thank you for your inquiry. If there is water leaking in your dryer, you may need to check the water inlet valve, the hoses and where the hoses are connected to, to see if you can find the leak. I hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day!

Question:

My dryer, I put the time on 60 minutes and the heater works, but if I put the timer on 40min or lower I get no heat.

Algenis for model number RED4640YQ1
Answer:

Hello Algenis, thank you for contacting us. It's possible that one of the thermostats could be faulty or the heating element itself. These can be tested with a multi-meter. Hope this helps!

Question:

My dry will cut on, and work for about 10 minutes, and then shut off. I'll have to wait about 10 more minutes to cut it back on for it to work again. I'll have to continue doing this until my clothes are dry. Will this fix my dry?

Teresa for model number WED6200SW1
Answer:

Hi Teresa, Thank you for your inquiry. It is likely that this part might be causing your problem. I would suggest testing this part and your door switch with a multi-meter to see which part is malfunctioning. Good luck!

Question:

Hi, my dryer has been taking longer to start when holding down the start button & now wont start at all and is making weird beeping sounds and the lights are going off through the selections. Do u have an idea of what i need to replace? Thank u!

Kim for model number WED9050XW1
Answer:

Hi Kim, Thank you for your inquiry. The thermal fuse usually fixes the issue 78% of time, but some other parts you may have to look at are the door catch kit, the internal bias thermostat, the drive belt, the idler pulIey, the drive motor and the drive belt to name a few. To see if the electrical parts will fix the issue you will need a multimeter. I hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day!

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Parts Used:
  • Thermal Fuse
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: ANTHONY from CHESHIRE, CT

Dryer was working, but no heat.

First I unplugged the dryer, then removed the back panel, this exposed most all of the wiring and I could see the heater coils.
Not knowing what the problem was I started looking at the coils and could not see any broken parts.
So then checked the thermal fuse for continuity I removed the two wires from it with a small pair of needle nose pliers, it was held in place by two screws, once they were removed the fuse came out easily, I checked continuity with a volt meter placing the meter on X1 Ohms and could not get a reading.
I replaced with a new one and put it all back together the way I took it apart.
Then I plugged it in and it worked first time, I now have warm dry clothes.

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Parts Used:
  • Thermal Fuse
Level of Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
Time to do repair: More than 2 hours
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Dana from Grassvally, CA

No heat but would run otherwise

Cleaning the lint out of the whole machine took quite a bit of time--it was everywhere. Underneath the lint trap was a collection that ultimately ruined the thermal fuse where it restricted the air flow considerably.

Ascertaining the problem was the most time consuming part.

The actual repair was quite simple and didn't take but 15-20 minutes.

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
Time to do repair: More than 2 hours
Tools: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: JOSEPH from PUTNAM VALLEY, NY

Gas dryer not heating up.

First removed front and drum to check gas valve and igniter. No gas, no ignition. Checked power to devices; none (check hot line to ground, not to neutral.). Removed back of control panel looking for a relay or something. Found none, but did find a wiring diagram. That is where the site really came in handy. Studied wiring diagram together with the exploded view and pictures of each part to come up with a troubleshooting plan. Took the back off as well as a cover inside. Tested each part with meter, again going to ground and not across the device. Of course, the final device before the gas valve, a one time thermal fuse, was the bad part. At first assumed just a bad part. Later wondered if fuse did it's job and another part was bad. Ordered and installed new thermostat just in case. Put everything together after a complete cleaning and everything is fine so far. Not a particularly hard job because I had the wiring diagram and access to parts select site. Would have been much harder without them. Took a long time because almost the entire dryer had to come apart. But it got a good cleaning because of it and found a couple of bucks in change to help offset the cost. Can't imagine what a service call would have cost.

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Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Nutdriver
Customer: TEODY from MILPITAS, CA

No heat. Dryer keeps running but no heat to dry clothes.

Repair was very easy. We are in the internet age so I use it all the time to get info on how to repair any thing in the house including cars. This time it was my dryer. I typed up 'Kitchen Aid dryer has not heat'and pressed searched and PartSelect came up. Typed in the model number and looked up the comments on No Heat. They had pretty cool site that shows videos on how to repair this things too. Came to conlclusion that the THERMAL FUSE was the main problem. Ordered it and as well as the Igniter assy just to make sure and as well as save on the shipping just in case. Ordered on Sunday night and the shipped the next day. It arrived on Tuesday. Unfortunately had a little problem on the shipment. Called PartSelect and they are so awesome they shipped me new parts asap at no extra charge. Awesome Awesome! Parts came in Thursday and first installed the Thermal Fuse and BAAAM! problem solved. Did not need the igniter assembly. Now I have an extra part in storage.
To replace the Thermal fuse.
1. Disconnect Dryer from power outlet. Remove the bolts on the back panel with a 1/4" socket. I used power drill because it is much faster.
2. Locate the Thermal Fuse. Disconnect wires and remove the bolt. Slide it up and pull. Install the new one and reconnect the wires. Replace the panel and plug the dryer.

That solved my problem. It should solve yours too. The whole process was less than five minutes.

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver
Customer: Michael from Worcester, MA

Dryer will not turn on

Followed electrical drawing from switch to motor, Thermal fuse was in the line and no power coming through it, removed wire and put together and tested, dryer turned on. Read statements from others at parts select and also bought thermostat because time stopped working last year. Installed both parts and cleaned dryer, works perfect including timer.

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
Time to do repair: More than 2 hours
Tools: Nutdriver, Socket set
Customer: Steven from East Norriton, PA

Dryer overheated, blew out thermal fuse

I started to repair this and got busy and ended up calling a repair service -- that was the first time. They repaired it for over $200 and said the cause was bad venting. I fixed the vent before using the fixed dryer but it blew again. So I ordered these parts and replaced them myself for a lot of savings. However, the dryer still overheated. Through lots of testing I found the root cause the repairman missed: The heating element had gotten so hot that the assembly holding it warped, hitting the element and shorting it. So a new element is on order. I still needed the parts I ordered here but the overall repair ended up more complicated and expensive. I was disappointed a paid repair person left without further diagnosis. If he had unplugged the vent and checked the heat on the exhaust vent (as I ended up doing) it would have been obvious more than a new thermal fuse/thermistor was necessary. Instead I wasted over $200 on his visit. So my advice is if you're at all handy, repair this yourself. The dryer has a service manual inside the front toe board that walks you through most diagnostics and tests. However, it took a little more than that for me to discover the heating element problem. This was a very dangerous situation that could have easily led to a fire, yet not found by a trained technician!

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Level of Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
Time to do repair: More than 2 hours
Tools: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: Hector from Whittier, CA

Dryer wouldn't heat

I first unplugged the electrical plug, then opened up the dryer, front and back. Once I had diagnosed the problem I unscrewed the thermal fuses and thermostat. Marked which color wire went to which connector and continued to replace one wire at a time. Re-attached the mounting screws, verified all wires were connected, plugged in dryer to test heat cycle. Once the dryer worked correctly I vacuumed all lint and covered it up.

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Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: Colin from Bellingham, WA

Dryer wouldn't turn on.

When my dryer suddenly stopped functioning, without any prior signs of pending failure, I guessed that it had to be something simple, like a fuse. I did a google search and stumbled across a forum post that described the symptoms (wouldn't turn on), and the poster said that Whirlpool recommends replacing the thermostat whenever the fuse is replaced. The reason for this is that the likely cause of the fuse burning is that the thermostat is no longer properly regulating the temperature range of the heating element.

I disconnected the power source, and then I removed the back cover, and both parts were in plain view, so I simply replaced the wires one by one.

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: Jeffery from Plymouth, IN

Thermal fuse blown

I spent nearly an hour trying to self-diagnose the problem before I wised up and found PartSelect.com. After reading just a couple of postings I went back and tested the thermal fuse. It was bad. Other posts suggested I replace the thermostat at the same time, so I ordered both. The parts arrived within three days and the actual repair took less than 10 minutes.

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Socket set
Customer: kat from powell, OH

No heat

First, I replaced the heating element which was super easy but I still didn't have heat - frustrating! I then ordered the thermal cut-off kit and thermal fuse. I replaced the thermal fuse and still no heat. Then, I took one of the fuses from the kit and replaced that and finally got heat. There was another fuse in this kit that I still don't know where it goes but right now I don't need it. Had I known (by a volt tester) this would have been super easy to fix, but I didn't have one so it was trial and error. I did find out, however, that if the heating element goes it usually takes the fuse with it. The fuse I replaced (that finally gave me heat) was located in the casing just above the element. I hope this helps!

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79 of 97 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver
Customer: Roger from Hialeah, FL

Dryer running but not heating

Popped open rear access panel and logged on to website. Performed search for "dryer not heating" and came across helpful tips and ordered all components pertaining to heating system and removed and replaced them. Working better than better and saved myself hundreds of dollars. Highly recommend for those "do it yourselfers"!

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Nutdriver
Customer: Kent from Sebastopol, CA

No heat - everything else was functional

After 30 miutes of research on this website I felt confident to investigate the problem. Removal of the back cover is straightforward. Initially I did not appreciate and obstruction of the ductwork exitting the dryer. I bypassed the thermal fuse by removing the wires and temporarily taping them together and heat was restored. Knowing flow was OK exitting the dryer I investigated flow from the lint trap to the blower motor which is where the problem was located. In our case the lint filter was torn allowing many small objects and lint to near completely clog the pathway between the lint trap and the blower motor. It was difficult to appreaciate how obstructed that pathway was without removing the entire channel from the machine which was simple and required removing two screws at the lint trap opening followed by 3-4 screws on the back of the channel. Once removed, it was easy to appreaciate the debris clogging the channel and was easy to clean with a hose and running water. Replacement was a snap. The parts were oredered and sent in a day. I prophylactically replaced thermastats based upon a recommendation from another website. Replacing previous parts with new parts was a snap. Out the door we were up and running for around $100 (including new thermostats). The dryer repair man may go the way of the dinosaur.

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Parts Used:
  • Thermal Fuse
Level of Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Pliers, Wrench set
Customer: John from Bluffton, SC

Dryer motor would not turn on

After looking at the schematic to see what was in line with the motor, I found the fuse as the first item. I pulled the fuse out and used a multimeter to ohm out the fuse. Upon using the meter I found that the fuse was bad. I typed into Google my part number that was on the fuse and the PartSelect Website came up as one of the choices to pick from. When the part arrived approx. two days later I installed the fuse by first unplugging the dryer and then removing the bottom panel and removing the fuse from the exhaust by using a small 1/4 inch wrench and pulling out the old fuse. I installed the wires on the new fuse and re-installed and put the 1/4 inch screw back in. I started the dryer after plugging it back in and it worked like it should have. Thank you for the part and I have recommended your website to other people already.

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Parts Used:
  • Thermal Fuse
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver
Customer: charles from waukesha, WI

The dryer only blew cold air

actually i found your site before i even looked at the dryer,thats how i knew to check for the thermal fuse.
I ordered the part and it was on my door in 36
hours,pulled the two wires off the old fuse and installed the new,put the back cover on and it has been working ever since,thanks ( your in my bookmarks)

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Parts Used:
  • Thermal Fuse
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 1- 2 hours
Tools: Nutdriver
Customer: Nick from Brandon, FL

No power

My 14 year old son did it as I supervised! Pulled the dryer out on a dolly, unpluged the dyer, removed 9 hex head screws to remove the back cover, removed and replaced the thermal fuse, located next to the exhust outlet, set the cover back on, moved the dryer back in with the dolly. I had the thermal fuse over nighted to me for a total price of $35, figured I saved at least $150 on a service call by Whirpool.

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PartSelect Number: PS11741460
Manufacturer Part Number: WP3392519
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