Dryer would not run so I changed the thermostst and the thermal fuse and cleaned out the vent system. I started the dryer and it ran for a few minures and it quit running again. Checked the thermal fuse again and it shows that I have a bad fuse. Any suggestions. Thank You Bill.
With the thermal fuse blowing after just a few minutes you will want to ensure that there is nothing caught in the blower wheel. If there are like static sheets that are caught in it or something that is restricting the air flow then this will cause the thermal to blow. Also check your heater to make sure that it is good.
follow up question . The door switch checks good and the thermo switch on the blower housing checks closed between the large terminals and 4ohms between the small ones. Thermal fuse is closed . Thanks for your help
Answer Roger, The cycling thermostat 31001192 has nothing to do with the dryer starting or running, it controls the temperatures in the drum. Based on your information and the checks you've made, this dryer should start run and heat properly ? You should start by checking and make sure that the power cord connections at the terminal block are good and tight. It is possible for the thermal fuse to circuit check OK, but not carry the return voltage to neutral source (middle terminal on block). You could TEMPORARILY attach the two wires from the fuse together, and test the dryer to start and run, DO NOT LEAVE FUSE BYPASSED, this will help verify the thermal fuse condition. If the issue still persists, you'll need to check for voltage out of the timer (120 VAC on the M terminal/orange wire) to the motor when the timer knob is pressed in to start the dryer. These are "LIVE" voltage tests, so be very careful.