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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.

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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!

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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!

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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:

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!

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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:

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:

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!

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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:

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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Most Recent

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!

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:

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:

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: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Nutdriver
Customer: dwight from charleston, SC

Dryer would not come on, light still worked, timer still ran

I removed the back of the dryer, removed the single screw holding the fuse in place and checked it for continuity. It didn't work, so I placed an order and 3 days later I was back in business. the replacement took about five minutes.

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Parts Used:
  • Thermal Fuse
Level of Difficulty: Very Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Nutdriver
Customer: Ben from SPRING HILL, FL

Dryer would not turn on

watched a you tube video followed the diagnostic tree found fuse was bad used a ohm meter to confirm ordered part installed new part works like a charm the wife wanted to know how to do it and worked with me

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Parts Used:
  • Thermal Fuse
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Socket set
Customer: Kenneth from PERRY, MI

Gas dryer had no heat

Removed the back panel, removed old fuse, replaced with new fuse, plugged unit in, turned on gas, turned on dryer on highest heat setting, started dryer. Within seconds the pilot lit, burner ignited, problem fixed. re-installed back panel and vent tube, 30 minute repair tops.

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Parts Used:
  • Thermal Fuse
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Socket set
Customer: James from RIVERSIDE, IL

Dryer operated, but no heat.

NOTE: Please make sure the dryer is un-plugged any time you are reaching into the access panel with your hands or a tool. There are exposed connections everywhere. After using the diagnostic testing instructions (usually attached to the inside of the front panel) I determined it was a faulty Thermal Fuse. The PartSelect video instructs you to take half the dryer apart to access the Thermal Fuse, but I found it easy enough to just access it with the front panel removed. I used a small 1/4" drive socket to remove the single hex head sheet metal screw holding the Thermal Fuse in place. I then slid the 2 wires off, noting which went to which lug. Installed the new thermal fuse and after starting the screw by hand, tightening with the small socket wrench. It is a bit tricky to reconnect the wires as you are doing it all by feel, but it's a lot easier than taking half the dryer apart. Also, make sure you check the exhaust path for obstructions, that might be why the ThermalFuse blew in the first place.

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Parts Used:
  • Thermal Fuse
Level of Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
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Customer: Minnie from NEW CARROLLTN, MD

Dryer will not start

Attempt to start dryer normally. Turn timer dial to high heat setting. Press the Push To Start button. Verify plug is secure in wall outlet. Got to breaker panel to verify breaker is not tripped. (Sometimes breaker may trip but visually appear no to be tripped). Reset breaker to maker sure breaker is in the on position. Attempt to start dryer normally. If dryer did not start proceed. Get a multimeter. Remove plug from wall outlet. Slide dryer from wall. Remove exhaust duct from bottom of dyer. Use multimeter to check voltage at wall outlet. Verify 120 to ground and 208 between hot legs. Remove rear cover if main dryer unit and rear of control unit. Connect the multimeter to rear of control panel rear of push button. Turn meter to ohm setting. Push the start button to see if there is continuity. Release the button to verify no continuity. Next major part of curcuit is the thermal fuse. Look on lower left area of dryer. With multimeter in Ohm mode place the leads on the light blue wires. If no continuity replace thermal fuse

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Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: Karl from CHINO HILLS, CA

Drum supprot rollers wore out after about 6 years of use.

Replaced the drum support rollers and a thermal fuse and the dryer works great now.

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: Steven from FORKED RIVER, NJ

Gas dryer not heating up.

Just as I was shown on your videos. Could not have been any easier. Thank you I saved hundreds of dollars. $650.00 new dryer or $54.00 for parts and instructions.

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Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: Craig from COVENTRY, CT

Dryer had no display.

Replaced all 4 sensors. Still no display. Ran my thumb across all control buttons several times. Machine showed life. Looking good, but low heat. Replaced the heating coil, and now we have a new, 13 year old machine.

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Parts Used:
  • Thermal Fuse
Level of Difficulty: Very Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Socket set
Customer: gloria from LINCOLN, NH

Dryer shut down wouldn't run

took off back, took out 1 screw of thermal fuse. pulled off 2 wires. put on new thermal fuse put back 1 screw and plugged. in both wires. plugged in dryer to make sure it worked. threw in some wet clothes to make sure it worked.

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Parts Used:
  • Thermal Fuse
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 1- 2 hours
Tools: Socket set
Customer: Maria from LEXINGTON, MA

Replaced thermal fuse

There were two tricky parts - one, was locating the part to repair on the dryer. One set of instructions said it was on the back of the dryer behind the panel. Once I removed that panel I realized that the thermal fuse was on the front. After I identified where the part was (bottom front), the second tricky part was getting to the screw. You just need a mini-socket set and relatively small hands. A magnetic light that can attach to the dryer while you are working is also useful. This would have been a 30-45 minute job had I known precisely where the part was that needed replacing. Otherwise, this was relatively easy.

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Level of Difficulty: Very Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: Carolyn & Noah from Golden Meadow, LA

Dryer would not start

I simply removed the back panel and and took 2 photos showing the wiring I planed on disconnecting. I discovered the door switch was faulty. Ordered that part and the thermal fuse just in case. Both arrived in 2 days as promised. I discovered in my email confirming order the two short videos plainly showing the step by step procedure to replace these 2 items. It took less than 30 minutes to replace, put the panel back, plug in and it started with no problems. I was ready to scrap this machine and buy a new one - spent 30 bucks and saved over 400. Because of the fast delivery and the great online videos, this DIY project was unbelievably east. Thank you All smiles here.

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Parts Used:
  • Thermal Fuse
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: Anthony from LEXINGTON, TN

Changed out timer on admiral dryer

Very easy, part fixed the drying issue! Unplug dryer, slide dryer out to access top rear panel and remove the 1/4'' nuts, unplug the 3 plugs connected to the timer along with the 2 screws

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

None

Followed the Video on how to replace,

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Parts Used:
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Level of Difficulty: Very Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Nutdriver
Customer: Bruce from BOONTON, NJ

Dryer was blowing cold air

Disconnected thermal fuse and replaced with new one. Easy to do, and no video or instructions needed! Took 5 minutes total.

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Parts Used:
  • Thermal Fuse
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Pliers, Wrench (Adjustable)
Customer: Cindy from FOSTER CITY, CA

No heat in dryer

The Termal Fuse did not solve the problem. Ordered a heating element so I hope its that

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