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My dryer suddenly stopped working.. I need my dryer! Ha please

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My dryer suddenly stopped working.. I need my dryer! Ha please help!
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Is the machine dead like it has no power? or is it still running but no heat?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Dead no power. No nothing
Ok can you please give me a moment to look up that model number.

Thanks.
Ok Jill thanks,

First thing to do is go to the breaker panel and shut the fuse off all the way then turn it back on, If this fails to clear the problem then it is very likely the thermal fuse has blown, In this case it is mounted on the heater housing, Pull the wires off then test it with a ohm meter, If it reads open you have found your problem :)

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.
What if I don't have an OHM meter ... Are you talking about the three sets of wires attached to the back?
No, These are mounted to the top of the heater (inside the machine) if you don't have a ohm meter you can pull the wires off the fuse then tape them together, Next try the machine, if it fires up as it should then you have found your problem.

The thermal fuse is part 5 in the schematic below.

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