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#1 thechilehead

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Posted 03 June 2011 - 12:04 AM

I bought this dryer on Craigslist about 8 months ago and have had no problems with it. A couple days ago my wife says it stopped working. Well, I opened it up and turned it on and it works just fine (not sure what she was doing wrong but that's another story). I noticed that the thermal fuse was bypassed and that I've have been running it that way the whole time! Yikes!

Well, I want to fix that over site but don't know how. I included photos so hopefully someone can tell me which wires I am supposed to connect to it. I don't see any unused wires. Please help so we can get this large pile of laundry done! Thank you.

PS - Why would anyone bypass a thermal fuse anyways? Too lazy to fix a bad one?

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Posted 03 June 2011 - 01:43 AM

on the Whirlpool electric Dryers, the Thermal Fuse is in the Motor circuit.
At least one of the wires is Blue (maybe both)
(Blue, not Purple)
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Posted 03 June 2011 - 06:02 AM

All the wires hooked to the operating t-stat are correct.

Yes, Electric dryer thermal fuse breaks power to motor thus no heating if motor doesn't run, should be two blue wires which I think I can see signs of taped up in the middle of the main wiring loom. Good chance someone has cut and spliced them with a connector in one of those newer looking taped spots.
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Posted 03 June 2011 - 11:30 AM

There is only one blue wire.

So, do I cut the blue wire and connect both ends to either side of the fuse and that's all?

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Posted 03 June 2011 - 11:41 AM

There is only one blue wire.

what are the ends connect to ?
Is there a splice in the Blue wire ?
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Posted 03 June 2011 - 11:50 AM

There is no splice in any wire. That's what surprised me.
All the wires run under the bottom and I can't get to them too easily so I'm not sure what it's connected to. I have to get ready for work right now so I can't open her up more to track down the blue wire. Will tonight though.


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Posted 04 June 2011 - 06:23 AM

The light blue wire is what you should be looking at, (I believe there is a dark blue wire in that bundle also).

Remove any of the tape that looks like standard plastic electrical tape, (it's what someone else added), you should find the light blue wire spliced together somewhere inside one of those tape covered areas.
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Posted 04 June 2011 - 11:42 AM

Ok, cool. I untaped all the electrical tape and found a splice in the light blue wire. It was about 4 inches too far from the fuse to have ever been connected to it. Weird.

Anyhow, can I just cut the blue wire and connect it to the fuse now?

If it doesn't work I know that I need to replace the fuse and if it does all is good, right?

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Posted 04 June 2011 - 03:17 PM

... about 4 inches too far from the fuse to have ever been connected to it. Weird.
... can I just cut the blue wire and connect it to the fuse now?
... If it doesn't work I know that I need to replace the fuse and if it does all is good, right?

1) previous owner may have cut the wires before splicing.
2) yes
3) could test the Fuse
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