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    Jul 29, 2013, 02:39 PM
    Thermal fuse location on Kenmore Elite Dryer
    Kenmoore Elite Dryer Smartheart HE. Quest AK9
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    Jul 30, 2013, 07:43 AM
    When the fuse blows you need to totally tear it down and scrape out and wash all of the parts except the motor, which you vacuum out. You can go to YouTube to see videos on how to take it apart, but do a very good job or it will fail again quickly. I would get a new belt and change it while you have it apart and get some white lithium grease and grease any bearings you find. You need to clean out a drier every two years, at least, according to the manual. You just unplug the wires from the sensors and remove ductwork that they are attached on and clean the entire thing with soap and water. Make sure you go all through the dryer and get all parts like the blower fan and housing, vacuum out motor well and clean exhaust. Mark all wires you unplug so you know where they go. This is an easier job than you would think. Make sure to clean around all of the sensors, too, because when they cannot sense the dryer will not work, plus the burning lint deposits will burn down your house. See: Dryer vent cleaning prevents fires - YouTube and: Cleaning out a dryer with top lint cleanout - YouTube
    Cleaning out a dryer: By a woman 2 of 2 - YouTube
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    Note: Dryers are designed so you have to totally tear it down to replace the thermal fuse in hopes that you will know to clean it out before changing the fuse. Make sure to test the fuse with an ohm meter, first.

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