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Dryer Thermal Fuse

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Fix Number: FIX11741460
Manufacturer #: WP3392519
Manufactured by: Whirlpool

Product Description

The dryer thermal fuse, also sometimes referred to as the thermal cut off or temperature fuse, is a 2 by 1/2-inch, white, plastic safety mechanism that halts the flow of electricity to the motor circuit when a dryer overheats. If the fuse is missing or broken, your dryer will not start. A thermal fuse fails when the exhaust temperature exceeds the fuse rating, that is when the temperature rises above the temperature that the fuse is intended to manage. This can be caused by the heating element shorting, a regulating thermostat or thermistor failure, or with a partially restricted exhaust vent. The fuse attaches to the blower wheel housing. It must be replaced when there is no longer continuity between the terminals. This is a one-time fuse, meaning it cannot be re-set. The replacement part features two 3/16-inch terminals. While performing this repair, we recommend checking to make sure all vents are cleared and vacuumed. This OEM part is sold individually.

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    James
    November 20, 2021
    My dryer will not shut off until I manually turn the timer fully to the stop position. Could replacing the Dryer Thermal Fuse fix this problem? the site says it will 55% of the time and also says replacing time is the fix 7% of the time. What are your thoughts for my dryer that will not stop?
    For model number MEDC465HW0
    Hi James, Thank you for your question. If your dryer is not shutting off, the part that fixes the issue most of the time is the thermal fuse. If the thermal fuse is not the issue, there are some other parts that you will need to check to see which one is causing the issue. You will also need to check the heating element, the high limit thermostat, the timer, the door switch, and the drive motor. You will find information on how to test these parts under Free Repair Help and Instant Repairman on our website. We hope this helps! Good luck with the repair!

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    Cluet
    September 12, 2022
    I just change my timer switch now I am getting no heat at all. I don't have a homes tester any suggestion as to what could be the problem. I was getting some heat but not enough due to the length of time the heat stay on, just got a new timer now as stated no heat at this point!
    For model number LGR7620LW0
    Hello Cluet, Thank you for the question. This could be an indication the Dryer Cycling Thermostat, M Series New Style Coil Kit, Thermal Cut-Off Fuse Kit, the Dryer Radiant Flame Sensor or the Igniter Kit is faulty and may need to be replaced. We hope this helps, good luck with this repair!

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    Stanford
    October 6, 2021
    What if the heating element does not light and no propane or gas but the dryer still runs?
    For model number WGD6200SW1
    hello Stanford, Thank you for the question. This could be a few parts. We suggest testing the M Series New Style Coil Kit. The coils can be tested using a multi-meter tool. The 2-prong coil read 1,000-1,300 ohms. The 3-prong coil will read 1,300-1,400 ohms across prongs 1 and 2, and 500-600 ohms across prongs 1 and 3. You can also test the Igniter. test anywhere between 50 and 400 ohms of resistance. For the Radiant Flame Sensor, set your multi-meter to the lowest setting and then calibrate it to show zero. Take each probe of your meter and touch one to each of the prongs on your sensor. If the meter continues to show zero or infinite ohms, your sensor is bad and needs to be replaced. We hope this helps!

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      • Customer:
        gary from apex, NC
      • Parts Used:
        WP3392519, WP3387134, 279838
      • Difficulty Level:
        Really Easy
      • Total Repair Time:
        15 - 30 mins
      • Tools:
        Nutdriver, Pliers
      dryer not heating
      Checked the heating element and found a break in the heating coil. Decided to change the thermal fuse and the the cycling thermostat because of the age of the dryer.
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      Dryer ran but did not dry clothing.
      Best site I have ever used for repairs. First a list of what parts were needed was provided right from the start, no guessing. I followed all of the video's provided for installation instructions and and that was it. Very easy to make repairs and almost rebuilt my dated dryer to like new condition. Appliance was in very good physical condition just needed new components to bring it back. Highly recommend this site to anyone who can turn a wrench.
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      • Customer:
        corey from columbus, NE
      • Parts Used:
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      • Difficulty Level:
        Very Easy
      • Total Repair Time:
        Less than 15 mins
      • Tools:
        Socket set
      Would not turn on.
      According to multiple sources on the internet, there are two fuses that commonly cause this problem. I checked the continuity of both and found my thermal fuse had gone out. Replacing was as simple as opening the back of the dryer and unplugging the old fuse and plugging the new one in (this was disconnected from wall power obviously).
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      would not spin
      well i replaced a lot of parts..but i think it was the the lid switch. but now its brand new..Thanks
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      no heat
      no owners manual fount, local service was weeks out & 100.00 to look at it.Pulled dry out,removed back cover & top, found technical repair manual inside ! found & retrieve codes.Looking for parts stumbled onto your great web site, ordered all possible parts you listed. spent 175.00 fixed,re assemble within 1 hr. HAPPY-HAPPY. HAPPY-WIFEY-HAPPY-LIFEY !!
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      • Customer:
        Patrick from Charlotte, NC
      • Parts Used:
        WP3392519, 279838
      • Difficulty Level:
        Really Easy
      • Total Repair Time:
        15 - 30 mins
      • Tools:
        Nutdriver, Pliers
      Dryer not heating
      Remove back cover. Switch out parts (both plug in and affixed by screws) and test. Put back cover on.
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      • Customer:
        Norris from NASHVILLE, TN
      • Parts Used:
        WP3392519, WP3387134
      • Difficulty Level:
        Really Easy
      • Total Repair Time:
        15 - 30 mins
      • Tools:
        Nutdriver
      Dryer was not turning on
      Replaced thermal fuse
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      Dryer shut off early
      Removed front bottom and replaced parts
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      • Customer:
        Cynthia from Lincoln, CA
      • Difficulty Level:
        Really Easy
      • Total Repair Time:
        30 - 60 mins
      • Tools:
        Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
      My Stopped having heat
      I first watched videos on the problem, then I ordered the parts & proceeded with installing them.
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      • Customer:
        Benjamin from Sandwich, IL
      • Parts Used:
        WP3392519, WP3387134, 279834
      • Difficulty Level:
        Very Easy
      • Total Repair Time:
        Less than 15 mins
      • Tools:
        Nutdriver, Pliers
      Dryer ran, heated got to temp but would not heat again
      Took off back panel of dryer and be removed old thermostat and thermal fuse. Replaced with the new one and wired up by transferring one wire at a time. Took apart top and front of dryer to get to coil valve. Replaced with new ones. Repair person would have posted 150 to diagnose and additional 50 per part got all three parts shipped for 50 so did it myself and saved at least 250.
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      Model Compatibility
      This part works with the following models:
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