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How to install a Thermal Fuse? I have an 80 series Kenmore dryer. Model number #11074892401

Dryer not getting hot and Sears support said it may be Thurmal Fuse. I was told that instruction on installing would come with part but nothing.

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A dryer is appliance is a appliance in a home we depend on. I was able to locate some information on manage my where a expert explains how to install a thermal fuse. I have attached a link below. Hope it helps.
by Manage My Life
April 20th, 2011
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Mark T
Thank you for your question.

I should be able to help you with replacing the thermal fuse. First, unplug the dryer or turn the power off. Then follow the instructions in the image below. Once the front panel is removed, you can remove the air duct by taking out the lint screen and removing the screws securing the lint duct. After removing the duct, you have better access to the thermal fuse. Once you have the thermal fuse installed, reassemble the dryer, and check the operation.

If the dryer still does not heat, I can give you more checks to make. These checks are easier with a volt ohmmeter. If you would like to diagnose the problem yourself, please let me know.

Here is a link to order any parts you need.

Sears Parts Direct


If you do not feel confident repairing this problem yourself, then you can have it repaired by a Sears technician. Here is a link that will provide the nearest drop-off locations:

Sears Home Services


Thank you for using Manage my life.

Mark T.
by Mark T Earned 31,257 community points in Kenmore
April 21st, 2011
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