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Can you tell me if the technician has checked the heating element to see if it is shorted to ground?
If the heating element is shorted to ground it can heat 50% with no air flow and that will definitely open the thermal fuse .
Are you still there?
Yes still here ,I am also dealing with other customers at the same time.
The thermal fuse is also considered a thermal switch .
Can you tell me if it was located on the blower housing?
The thermal fuse opening ( going bad ) is due the unit getting too hot ,so it is either venting or the heating element getting hot when the dryer is not running.
Those are the only two things ,except for a bad part and I can not see several bad parts
Ok and was the element shorted to ground?
And the vent was cleaned all the way to the outside of the building correct?
ok so if it is not the element it has to be the venting
This element has an electronic control but even if he control relay was welded closed giving voltage to the heating element then the motor centrifugal switch would have to be faulty for the element to get voltage on that side of the leg ( voltage power source)
Ok the thermal fuse is not located on the heating element ,let me look to see what is on the element on your model.
Does he or you have a part number of the part he has replaced?
The heating element has three thermostats on it .
ok ,no problem!
Ok your model has the operating thermostat that cycles the heater on off for the selected temperatures ,
a high limit thermostat that if the heater just gets too hot ,normally because the operating thermostat is faulty,
And a second thermal fuse , and it again will only open if the heating element is getting to hot with no air flow across it .
Do you know if the technician checked the blower wheel to see if it was restricted with lint ?
And when this part goes bad does the dryer still run /tumble or does it stop all together?
ok that is fine!
yes that is what it sure seems like to me also!