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Hello my name is ***** ***** buford. I have a Kenmore elite electric dryer, smartheat quietpak 9. , model # ***** I am replacing a thermal fuse. I noticed that right next to the fuse is a thermistor. Do you know what the function of the thermistor is? Is it used by the fuse to help break the circuit when unit overheats?

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I have a Kenmore elite electric dryer, smartheat quietpak 9. , model # ***** I am replacing a thermal fuse. I noticed that right next to the fuse is a thermistor. Do you know what the function of the thermistor is? Is it used by the fuse to help break the circuit when unit overheats?Read more: http://www.justanswer.com/appliance/7yp5d-kenmore-elite-smartheat-quietpak-front-load-dryer-won-t.html#ixzz40GMwVYIM

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Appliance Technician: Joel Swenson,
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A thermistor is a type of resistor that varies it’s resistance with the change in temperature. Its mostly used for the automatic cycle so that it knows when the clothes are dry. When the thermistor fails, it can cause the dryer to not heat at all, get too hot but it will not keep the unit from running as in the case of the thermal fuse.

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Appliance Technician: Joel Swenson,
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If you would like to check the thermistor then

  • With the thermistor removed from the dryer, you will need to use an ohm meter or multi-meter to measure the resistance of the thermistor.
  • Place one of each of the probes from the meter on each terminal of thermistor. With the thermistor at room temperature, the thermistor should read approximately 50-53k ohms. If the thermistor is off by more than 10% then the sensor will need to be replaced.

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What is the best way to enter the dryer to replace the thermal fuse. By going through the back panel, going through the front, other?, explain, thanks
Appliance Technician: Joel Swenson,
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here is a video that shows the easiest way to get to them:

video click here

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