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Hello, I have a Whirlpool model # LE444OXWWO electric dryer

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I have a Whirlpool model # XXXXX electric dryer (s/n MX4726582).

Suddenly, the dryer won't work. The timer motor works (I can hear it, and I checked it electrically), but there is no motion of the drum.

I have tried jiggling the door to make sure the door switch works, but I got no activity.

Looking at the electrical diagram on the back of the unit,it would appear to be either the door switch, the motor overloads, or the motor itself.

I have a multimeter, so I can check the connections, but I am not very good at reading electrical diagrams.

Can you help me trouble-shoot this?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  John replied 6 years ago.

This is the thermal fuse, pull the dryer out and take the back panel off, its located on the air duct, O H M it out it should be closed.

Customer: replied 6 years ago.
I checked this thermal fuse and it is open.

Do I just need to replace it, or should I be worried about the motor itself (since it could have caused the fuse to fail)?

Is it a good idea to check the motor by jumpering the fuse?

Is this fuse easy to buy at a local parts store of on the internet?

Expert:  John replied 6 years ago.
can jump it to try it out just make sure you tape the wires before you plug the dryer back in, and any appliance parts store has them, Sears has them as well.
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