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Author Topic: Whirlpool/Kenmore Electric dryer top thermal fuse blow/wire burnt  (Read 5921 times)

Offline Washaman

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Anyone ever see this happen?
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Re: Whirlpool/Kenmore Electric dryer top thermal fuse blow/wire burnt
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2011, 11:33:40 PM »
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Re: Whirlpool/Kenmore Electric dryer top thermal fuse blow/wire burnt
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2011, 09:43:17 AM »
Weird. I wonder if maybe that is not the correct limit for that machine? Obviously been overheating. I bet whoever had that dryer has a partially blocked vent causing the 250 f limit to constantly trip and reset.  I bet them clothes are wrinkled as hell and charbroiled. :rofl:
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Re: Whirlpool/Kenmore Electric dryer top thermal fuse blow/wire burnt
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2011, 10:33:51 AM »
I see it often on the bottom high limit thermostat, but I don't think I have ever seen a burnt connection like that on the top thermo fuse.

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Re: Whirlpool/Kenmore Electric dryer top thermal fuse blow/wire burnt
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2011, 10:53:50 AM »
Wrong thermostat that is rated at 250. Needs a 352.

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Re: Whirlpool/Kenmore Electric dryer top thermal fuse blow/wire burnt
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2011, 12:38:29 PM »
352 would be too high. My opinion. That could cause them wires to be burnt like that. The smaller one in the kit is rated @ 300f.
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Re: Whirlpool/Kenmore Electric dryer top thermal fuse blow/wire burnt
« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2011, 12:54:53 PM »
I meant the fuse is rated for 250 and should be 352. The thermostat kit has a thermostat rated for 250 and a thermal fuse for 352. I can get the FSP pn off the packeg in a bit.