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Whirlpool Dryer keeps Blowing Fuse


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#1 jedhaft@live.com

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 03:23 PM

I am working on a whirlpool dryer with the lint trap at the top. It presented with a blown thermal fuse (the little white one) so I replaced it, cleaned out the vent, checked the airflow outside which was pretty strong and left. They called back and said it worked for 20 minutes and died. I went back and the same fuse is dead again. I checked the operating thermostat with a match and it worked but I replaced it anyway. They called back again - same deal! Has anyone had a failing motor or timer cause this before?



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Posted 01 May 2013 - 03:38 PM

Is the element shorted to its casing? I have had a few short out and it causes the heater to be on all the time and never cycle.

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 04:21 PM

Yep. Check the element. http://neighboursapp...ng-element.html
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Posted 01 May 2013 - 04:25 PM

... a failing motor or timer cause this before?

could be
 

Is the element shorted to its casing? I have had a few short out and it causes the heater to be on all the time

could be

Gas ?
Electric ?
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#5 JJ Surfer

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 04:35 AM

Never seen motor or timer cause it, what temps does it cycle at, or does it cycle at all?




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