Asked by: Nataly Dragota
asked in category: General Last Updated: 15th February, 2020

Why would a dryer thermal fuse blow?

The leading cause of thermal fuse burnout is obstructed airflow. Check the exhaust path for excessive lint or debris all the way to the exit point of the exhaust pipe. Check the blower wheel to make sure it isn't broken or clogged up. This can be done by using "cool down" or "air fluff" mode.

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People also ask, how do I know if my thermal fuse is blown?

Touch the left multimeter lead to the left side of the thermal fuse; touch the right multimeter lead to the right side of the fuse. Keep an eye on the multimeter needle; a needle that fails to move indicates a blown thermal fuse. If this is the case, don't fret: thermal fuse replacement is a simple task.

Beside above, why does thermal fuse blew on dishwasher? The thermal fuse is a safety device that shuts power to the controls off— making the control panel unresponsive to commands— if there's a short circuit in the wire harness. The fuse can also blow or trip due to a failure of a major component such as the heating element or pump.

Subsequently, question is, will dryer start if thermal fuse is blown?

Many times when a dryer's thermal fuse is blown, the dryer stops heating up the clothes when they dry. To determine whether the problem is the blown thermal fuse or something else, take out the thermal fuse and run the dryer as normal. If the dryer starts heating again, you know that your thermal fuse is blown.

Can you reset a thermal fuse?

You can't reset the thermal fuse; if it's blown, replace it with the manufacturer-approved replacement part.

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