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Old 11-14-2007, 11:35 AM
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Can I bypass thermal fuse somehow to confirm dryer operation?


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What exactly is wrong with your dryer?

The best thing you can do is to check the thermal fuse (#7 on the bulkhead part break down diagram) for continuity.
Replace it if it's open.



The thermal fuse





- The part number for the thermal fuse AP3132867

According to the manufacturer instructions, if the thermal fuse is open, the cycling thermostat has to be replaced too.


The cycling thermostat




- The part number for the cycling thermostat AP3131939

- Here are the break down diagrams for the Whirlpool dryer Model LEC8858EQ0

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The dryer will not turn on, I have power. Was informed it may be the fuse. I do not have meters at my disposal.
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You have to perform the troubleshooting according to the wiring diagram bu you can not do it without a simple meter.

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