Question about Kenmore 73952 Gas Dryer
The Thermal Fuse is located on the air blower housing. Its a small white plastic component with two wire leads.
The Thermal Cut-Out (TCO) is located on the outside of the heater box on the end opposite the heating element terminals.
The reason I mention both these components is because some people confuse the two and use the words interchangeably. There is a difference between the two components and what they do.
DOUBLE CHECK YOUR SYMPTOMS:
If your dryer does not run at all, check your Thermal Fuse.
If your dryer runs, but does not heat you need to check the Thermal Cut-Out.
If you have any questions, please post back and let me know what symptoms you are having. Please include your complete model number (located on a nameplate around the door opening) so that I can determine how your dryer is configured. I hope this is helpful to you.
Posted on Jan 08, 2010
Jsrocks516 is right on. most likely it is the thermal fuse. bypass the fuse by connecting the wires. if the dryer comes on, then replace.
Posted on Jan 23, 2010
I found an electronic schematic (diagram) in the back of my dryer by the timer dial when I took the back plate off. If you have one there, it will show you the wire colors and you can follow them to the fuse. You have to know the electronic diagram for a fuse. It may be labled as the fuse but will look like a sine wave. Not sure if this will help you or not.
Posted on Jan 08, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
ok the heater is on the right side of the unit standing from the front the thermal fuse is located behind the thermastat should be round black objects that have to wires going to them it is recommend that if you have a bad thermal fuse you replace your thermostat wich is the bigger round plastic also might want to check your vent out of the house for a restiction
Posted on Jun 02, 2010
The thermal fuse is going to be located on the heating element housing. When you take off the front panel you will see your lint screen housing. You will need to remove that to get to the element housing. Once that's out of the way the thermal fuse should be right on top of the housing. It is small and has two small wires coming off of it. The wires should be different colors. Just don't get it mixed up with the thermostat. Just match it up with the new one that you have. It is held in place with two small screws. Let me know if you have any other questions or still can't find it, also let me know if this was helpful. Good luck and glad to help out.
Posted on Jan 22, 2009
SOURCE: Kenmore series 90 electric dryer
Okay Element should read around 38 OHMS if okay providing the voltage is at the element then it should heat, if no volts then check stat , cut outs and timer, in that order
Posted on Feb 22, 2011
SOURCE: Kenmore electric dryer 90 series
This is the most common locations for thermal fuses and heating element on Whirlpool,Kenmore,Estate dryers. Check these fuses for continuity and replace the one that does not have continuity
Posted on Feb 24, 2011
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