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when start buton on the dryer it wont start

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when start buton on the dryer it wont start
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  S.E.Thomas replied 6 years ago.
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S.E.Thomas :

the first thing you want to check is the thermal fuse. do you have a few tools and able to follow some direction?

S.E.Thomas :

the first thing to do is unplug and slide the unit out and remove the rear cover. once removed the thermal fuse is located in the lower left corner on the blower housing. it is white and has 2 wires on it. remove the wires and slide them directly together. make sure they are not touching anything and start the dryer.

S.E.Thomas :

are you there?

S.E.Thomas :

hello?

JACUSTOMER-5v3ibbl2- :

yes

S.E.Thomas :

ok good. are you able to do this?

JACUSTOMER-5v3ibbl2- :

the fuse is removed. i just need a couple of minutes to try this

S.E.Thomas :

ok let me know

JACUSTOMER-5v3ibbl2- :

is it safe to plug in without the fuse?

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Dryer Thermal Fuse - Made by Whirlpool. Two 3/16th inch terminal thermal fuse. Fits many Whirlpool/Kenmore dryers. Fuse is located on the blower wheel cover. This fuse cannot be re-set. Replace if open (no continuity between terminals).
Part Number: AP3132867 made by WHIRLPOOL

$10.49

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S.E.Thomas :

yes as long as the wires are together and not touching anything but eachother

JACUSTOMER-5v3ibbl2- :

i tried what you suggested and it works

S.E.Thomas :

you need to replace the fuse. i sent the part number and price and it can be ordered at www.appliancepartspros.com

JACUSTOMER-5v3ibbl2- :

which store can i buy this part?

S.E.Thomas :

www.appliancepartspros.com www.apwagner.com, www.sears.com www.appliancezone.com any of those. appliancepartspros is usually the cheapest

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Dryer Thermal Fuse - Made by Whirlpool. Two 3/16th inch terminal thermal fuse. Fits many Whirlpool/Kenmore dryers. Fuse is located on the blower wheel cover. This fuse cannot be re-set. Replace if open (no continuity between terminals).
Part Number: AP3132867 made by WHIRLPOOL

$10.49

In Stock
Order now and it will ship Thursday
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JACUSTOMER-5v3ibbl2- :

do i have to order online, I would prefer to pick it up in a store tomorrow

S.E.Thomas :

you can if you have an appliance store in your area. no chain stores carry these parts

JACUSTOMER-5v3ibbl2- :

Thank you for your help!

S.E.Thomas :

your welcome and thank you









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