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Old 04-28-2009, 06:54 PM
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My dryer was working fine yesterday, I can't remember if I actually started it this morning, but when I went to switch the laundry over the clothes inside were still wet. When my husband was in the shower this morning he said that the water and the lights very briefly shut off. We checked the breaker and that is fine, the belt fine, the pully is fine. The light is not on, when I first checked it this morning you could hear the timer very faintly and then when I tried it again later there was nothing.

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you need to replace the thermal fuse. the part # is la-1053. if you unplug the dryer, you will need to pop up the top of the dryer. get a putty knife, and slide it under the top on the right side, about 3 inches from the end, and you will hit a clip to release the top, do the same on the other side, and then push the top back and rest it on the back wall. now, up top, in the rear, right in the middle, is the heating element. on the right side of the element housing, about 6 inches down is the thermal fuse. just follow the 2 white wires. the kit will come with the thermostat mounted on top of the heating element. replace it too. but the most inportant thing to do, is to take off the front and clean the blower housing it is all full of lint. just look inside the front, on the right and left side, about 4 inches from the top is a 1/4 inch screw, remove it on each side, and then lean the front towards you, and take the wires off the door switch, and remember where they go, and then lift up on the whole front, and clean the blower housing. clean the vent hose out behind the dryer, and be sure it is clear to the outside. good luck, and let me know how it goes. tom
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When you checked the breaker did you just look at it.
If yes, then try turning it off/on slowly a couple times.
It is not uncommon to loose half the line without actually tripping the breaker.

If you have a meter check the voltage at the plug.
Should be 120 volts between L1 and Neutral and between L2 and Neutral.
Also 240 between L1 and L2.
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Old 04-29-2009, 06:31 AM
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La-1053 is the answer. Cut and dry denman!! No need to complicate it!! Tom
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what is LA 1053?
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Never mind figured it out. Thanks.
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We cleaned everything out last night, we will go and get the part today. I will let you know, thanks for your help.
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Okay we did what you said and it is working now, but we only had it on for about 15 seconds and it really stinks and my husband seems to think the back of it was warmer than it should be for that short amount of time. Any ideas what might be causing the smell?
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The back is where the element is. It should be warmer. Turn the dryer on and go outside where the vent is, and make sure the air is coming out good. The smell might be lint on the element. Tom ********************************************
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