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Kenmore clothes dryer keeps blowing thermal fuse

I have replaced the thermal fuse twice and just blew the 2nd one. Air venting system is clear. Did the bypass test and the temperature is ranging from 115º-170º. What should I check next, or is this range to great?

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Fred M
When the thermal fuse blows repeatedly the problem is most likely air flow.

The temperature range you got is not excessive and is most likely not the cause of the fuse blowing.

You say the vent is clear but you don't indicate where it goes or how long a vent run the dryer has.

Running a load or two with the vent disconnected might help resolve the problem.

Check the size of the load. Overloading can cause this problem.

Don't open the door and check if the clothes are dry.

This is something that is commonly done but if the dryer is heating when the door is open then the element will stay on for a few seconds . With the door open there is no air flow but the element is still hot and may trip the thermal fuse.

You would want to pause the dryer before opening the door to check the dryness of the clothes.

I hope this information is helpful to you. The temperature range is okay so the problem will most likely be with the air flow.
by Fred M Earned 3,532 community points in Kenmore
July 28th, 2010
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Hello, I see that your having problems with your Kenmore dryer. I saw that someone else on Manage My Life has asked a similar question to yours. I have provided the link below. Hope this helps!
by Manage My Life
July 27th, 2010
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