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Dryer thermal fuse blows repeatedly.

Kenmore Electric Dryer model110.64972301

Over the last 2 years the dryer has intermittently become nonfunctional. In other words it completed the previous cycle and then could not be started whether recently used or cold.
Sears technicians have replaced the thermal fuse and verified that the exhaust was not obstructed on at least 3 occasions. I have replaced the thermal fuse on at least 4 additional occasions. The dryer runs after replacing the fuse for 2-3 months in most cases before it blows again. It never blows during a cycle but we always discover that it has blown when attempting to start the dryer.
I have recently verified that the short wide exhaust is not obstructed or impeded in any way.
I have recently replaced the thermistor, thermal cut-off, and thermostat.
I was informed by a Sears technician that this model "has problems". I am not willing to pay another $150 for a technician to replace the $15 thermal fuse.
Any suggestions?

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Manage My Life
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August 26th, 2011
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Sarah Bixler
I too have been experiencing the same identical problem. We have replaced a total of 7 fuses with a total of 3 service call outs (under our home warrantee policy). The problem is discovered when you try to turn the dryer on and never happens during a running cycle. We NEVER run it on high (thinking that was the problem) and the vents and ducts are extremely clean. We are at the end of our rope. The dryer is only a couple years old and the prior Kenmore we had ran for about 15 years. We would really like to see what Kenmore or Sears could do for us regarding this issue and how well they stand by their product with an issue such as this. We really love the product, but frankly, cannot go on replacing thermal fuses every week or so. Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Stephanie Crook Hoffman
We have had the same problem with our Maytag dryer, we paid $750 for this dryer In May of 2012, it blew the first fuse in May 2015 and we've gone through 6 fuses since and a hi limit thermostat and a thermistor. I replaced the thermistor and fuse, used it on one small load and click, won't start again. We, too have checked venting, belt and lint screen. Not sure what to try next, or buy new dryer. Hate to break up set, washer works fine.
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