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Thermal Fuse went bad

David L. • Saint Jacob, IL • March 12, 2014
My Repair & Advice

I started out with very little knowledge of how my dryer worked (gas dryer). At first I thought it may be the ignitor, but then a friend at work told me they had a similar issue and it was the cycling thermastat. So, I got on your website and bought one. I also watched the video on how to install. In going through this process I found another video on you tube that walks people through diagnosing problems with gas dryers simply by observing and then using a volt/ohm meter to check for continuity. When I received the cycling thermastat, I installed it and it did not fix the problem. At this point, I was intrigued and got out my volt/ohm meter that I had never used before and checked continuity. Sure enough, both the old and new cycling thermastats were good! So, I went on to check the other possible electrical issues on the back of the dryer and stop number 3 was the thermal fuse. No continuity. Smoking gun!!! So I ordered a new thermal fuse. Two days later the new one arrived. It could not have been easier to install...Put everything back together and dryer works like new!!! THANK YOU

Do-It-Yourself Story
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Repair Time Estimate

Less than 15 minutes

Tools Used
    Nut Drivers, Screwdrivers
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