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    • Part Number: AP3131541
    • MFG Part Number: 8299778
    • Made by: Whirlpool
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I replaced the thermal fuse and made sure I had good air flow then started dryer again the dryer dried a load of clothes the dryer worked fine but the timer continued to run into next section on timer knob then stopped. When I tried to start dryer again the thermal fuse was blown again. Can a bad timer make the dryer keep blowing thermal fuse? When replacing the thermal fuse the dryer works fine for one load. What can I do?

Bert for Model Number WED5300SQ0

ANSWER Hello Bert, This sounds like you may still have an excessively long duct or a crimp or clog where you didn't look. You see, the thermal fuse is just that. Thermal. This means the only thing that will shoot it is temperature. This points to the exhaust. The dryer drum rides on seals made of felt. Since they are made of felt, they cannot hold pressure. If the unit has a ducting issue, it will build back pressure and blow past the felt seals and back into the cabinet with the thermal fuse. The unit passing the end of cycle can be either a bad push-to-start switch 3977456 or a stuck set of contacts in the timer 8299778

Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com   |   Thursday, August 16, 2012

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