Whirlpool/Kenmore Dryer Won't Start/Heat? Thermal Fuse #3392519

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This video provides step-by-step repair instructions for replacing the thermal fuse on a 27-inch Whirlpool/Kenmore gas dryer. The two most common reasons for replacing the thermal fuse are when the dryer doesn’t heat or won’t start.

All of the information for this thermal fuse replacement video is applicable to the following brands:
Whirlpool, Kenmore, KitchenAid, Maytag, Roper, Estate, Crosley, Inglis, Amana, Admiral

Tools needed: hex socket, flat head screwdriver, Phillips head screwdriver, putty knife

Step By Step Instructions

1
As with any repair, be sure you unplug the appliance before beginning.
2
Your first step is to detach the control panel.
3
Depending on your model, you will either insert a putty knife under the panel to release the two clips or you will pull off both plastic end caps and remove the screws found underneath.
4
Now, rotate the control panel up.
5
Remove the screws securing the main top and slide the top off.
6
Next, insert a flathead screwdriver between the upper and lower front panels to release the two clips and detach the lower panel.
7
Remove the upper panel mounting screws along with the lint screen duct screw and, if applicable, the screw securing the grounding wire.
8
Detach the moisture sensor wire and the two door springs.
9
Now, disconnect the door switch wire connector remove the screws from the top of the upper panel and lift the upper panel off.
10
Depress the pulley to release the belt tension and unthread the belt from the pulley and motor shaft.
11
Now use the belt to lift out the drum.
12
Once you’ve accessed the thermal fuse location disconnect the wires to the old fuse remove the mounting screw and pull the old fuse out.
13
You’re now ready to install the new thermal fuse.
14
Slide it into the slot secure the mounting screw and reconnect the wires.
15
Replace the drum by aligning its rim on the two rear rollers and loop the belt around the tension pulley and motor shaft in a “zig-zag” formation.
16
Rotate the drum to help align the belt.
17
Replace the upper front panel by aligning the two rollers on the drum rim and positioning the top lip of the panel on the cabinet brackets.
18
Replace all four panel screws along with the lint screen duct screw and, if applicable, the screw securing the grounding wire.
19
Reattach the moisture sensor wire and the door springs.
20
Now, replace the lower front panel by snapping it into position.
21
Reconnect the door switch wire connector at the top of the dryer.
22
Slide the main top on and secure it with the screws.
23
Rotate the control panel down and lock it into place.
24
If applicable, replace the screws and end caps.
25
You’re now ready to plug the appliance back in to make sure it’s functioning properly.
Description
This video provides step-by-step repair instructions for replacing the thermal fuse on a 27-inch Whirlpool/Kenmore gas dryer. The two most common reasons for replacing the thermal fuse are when the dryer doesn’t heat or won’t start.

All of the information for this thermal fuse replacement video is applicable to the following brands:
Whirlpool, Kenmore, KitchenAid, Maytag, Roper, Estate, Crosley, Inglis, Amana, Admiral

Tools needed: hex socket, flat head screwdriver, Phillips head screwdriver, putty knife
Step-By-Step Instructions
1
As with any repair, be sure you unplug the appliance before beginning.
2
Your first step is to detach the control panel.
3
Depending on your model, you will either insert a putty knife under the panel to release the two clips or you will pull off both plastic end caps and remove the screws found underneath.
4
Now, rotate the control panel up.
5
Remove the screws securing the main top and slide the top off.
6
Next, insert a flathead screwdriver between the upper and lower front panels to release the two clips and detach the lower panel.
7
Remove the upper panel mounting screws along with the lint screen duct screw and, if applicable, the screw securing the grounding wire.
8
Detach the moisture sensor wire and the two door springs.
9
Now, disconnect the door switch wire connector remove the screws from the top of the upper panel and lift the upper panel off.
10
Depress the pulley to release the belt tension and unthread the belt from the pulley and motor shaft.
11
Now use the belt to lift out the drum.
12
Once you’ve accessed the thermal fuse location disconnect the wires to the old fuse remove the mounting screw and pull the old fuse out.
13
You’re now ready to install the new thermal fuse.
14
Slide it into the slot secure the mounting screw and reconnect the wires.
15
Replace the drum by aligning its rim on the two rear rollers and loop the belt around the tension pulley and motor shaft in a “zig-zag” formation.
16
Rotate the drum to help align the belt.
17
Replace the upper front panel by aligning the two rollers on the drum rim and positioning the top lip of the panel on the cabinet brackets.
18
Replace all four panel screws along with the lint screen duct screw and, if applicable, the screw securing the grounding wire.
19
Reattach the moisture sensor wire and the door springs.
20
Now, replace the lower front panel by snapping it into position.
21
Reconnect the door switch wire connector at the top of the dryer.
22
Slide the main top on and secure it with the screws.
23
Rotate the control panel down and lock it into place.
24
If applicable, replace the screws and end caps.
25
You’re now ready to plug the appliance back in to make sure it’s functioning properly.

Applicable Product Model

Dryer
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