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3 Simple Dryer Fixes.

Thermal Fuse: If the venting becomes clogged with lint, the thermal flow will blow, cutting off power.

Dryer Thermal Fuse

Dryer thermal fuse. Located on the blower housing (not all, this is just the most common place). If the dryer overheats, the thermal fuse blows to cut off power to the dryer. If the thermal fuse has blown, the dryer won't start. The thermal fuse cannot be reset—if the fuse has blown, replace it. Thermal fuses often blow due to a clogged vent.
Sensor - Frigidaire Electric Range

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How to test a thermal fuse - Item # WP3392519

Helpful Tip: Exhaust vents that are longer than 15 feet with more than one 90 degree elbow should be cleaned regularly.

Drive Belt: If the dryer drum fails to turn, it's likely the drive belt is worn out or broken.

Dryer Drive Belt

If the drum does not turn, but you can hear the motor running then there is a good chance the belt has broken.
Sensor - Frigidaire Electric Range

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Belt change - Whirlpool/ Kenmore Dryer: - Item # 341241

Helpful Tip: Consider replacing the idler assembly while you have the dryer apart.

Rollers, Glides & Bearings: If the dryer is noisy, worn rollers, glides or bearings are a likely cause. We recommend replacing all of the rollers or glides at the same time.

Dryer drum slide

The dryer's drum slides help to support the front of the drum as it rotates. If the drum slides are worn out, the dryer will be noisy.

Dryer drum support roller kit

When the drum rollers are worn out, they can cause the dryer to make a loud rumbling noise. Both rollers should be replaced at the same time.

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Dryer Maintenance Tips

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Dryer light bulb with small screw-in base. Rated for 120 volts and 10 watts

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Dryer vent cleaning brush. For 4 inch diameter ducts. 20 feet long.

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Brown Bird Guard cover for dryer vents. This part is used to prevent birds and other small animals, from getting into your exterior dryer vent.

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