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Hello Denman, I was reading your earlier post but I am too stupid to understand completely. To jump the thermal

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Old 12-12-2009, 09:47 AM
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Hello Denman, I was reading your earlier post but I am too stupid to understand completely. To jump the thermal fuse, I connect the two red wires that go in on one side of the thermal fuse but do nothing to the other side? Is that correct?


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To temporarily jump a thermal fuse or a thermostat, connect the (larger) wire going to the component with the one going from it. Make sure you securely wrap it with electrical tape, so the terminals don't make contact with any other metal during your test. Test only one component at a time. Be confident, but above all, BE SAFE!
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Thank you. Jumping across the thermal fuse proved the problem is the thermal fuse. But I can't figure out how to get it out. so I think I have to buy a new dryer. Would it bepermissible to attach a new thermal fuse, wrap the connections with elec. tape and secure it to the back panel with tape instead of pulling the old one out? I just appreciate your help. I enjoy taking things apart and sometimes I actually get something fixed! thank you so much!
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Most thermal fuses are attached with only one hex head screw. After removing the screw, lift it up at the screwed end, swinging it out of the slot, where it hooks in.
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