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Old 08-06-2008, 07:44 PM
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Our dryer quit. It does nothing at all. No heat, drum doesn't turn, nothing. I tested the door switch and it is good. I also checked the breaker in my fuse box. There is no noise what so ever, not even a click. Timer settings or temp settings don't matter either. I was thinking maybe a start switch-relay?


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Old 08-07-2008, 02:41 AM
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Verify 230 volts to the dryer, then check the thermal fuse, a narrow white plastic item on the blower housing.
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richappy,
I have 230v to the dryer. So I tested that thermal fuse and found it is open. I ordered a new one and hope that is all that is wrong with it. Any reason why they fail? Old age? Thanks for your help. Much cheaper than replacing the dryer.
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Sometimes they just wear out. You should check your ducting for a partial restriction that can overheat the dryer.
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