My dryer stopped heating. Most say the thermal fuse is bad. How do you get to it ? The back of my dryer does not seem to come off.It's an older model, serial No. MP1303899 If this helps.
Answer Chuck, the heater element 3392537 and hi limit switch and thermal fuse 279769 are located on the base of the dryer, on the right hand side. You'll need to remove power to the dryer, open and remove the lower front access panel, and all the components will be in arms reach. Remove a couple of 1/4 inch hex head screws, label and disconnect the wires and slide the complete assembly out and test the switches and heater with a meter.
Part number thermostat 8318268, it has 4 leads, where do I connect red wire, where do I connect white wire.
The red and white wires will connect to the larger outer terminals on the cycling thermostat. It will not matter which side each is connected too.