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How do I replace a Thermal Fuse Electric in a Dryer?

Follow these steps to fix your issue:

  1. Shut off the power

    The electrical power should be disconnected from the dryer.

  2. Remove the back panel

    To remove the screws from the back panel, move the dryer forward and use a 1/2 inch nut driver. Remove the back panel from the dryer. While the back of the cabinet is open, vacuum the lint and dust from it.

  3. Remove the fuse

    The thermal fuse has wires on it. The screw needs to be removed using a nut driver. The blower housing has a fuse.

  4. Install the new thermal fuse

    The screw is needed to secure the new fuse. The wires have to be pushed onto the connection spades. It doesn't matter which wire goes to which terminal.

  5. Reattach the back panel

    The back of the dryer has a panel. The mounting screw holes should be lined up. Attach the mounting screws.

  6. Plug in the dryer

    The dryer can be plugged into the wall outlet.

  7. Clean the exhaust vent

    Remove the flexible vent in the back of the dryer and clean the inside of the flexible vent hose to prevent the thermal fuse from blowing again soon. You can clean the air duct by using a duct cleaning brush. To clean up dust, vacuum the area.

Time required:

15 minutes.

You would need the following tools:

1/4-inch nut driver, duct cleaning brush, slot screwdriver, vacuum cleaner or shop vac, work gloves.

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