Thermal Fuse

Whirlpool 27 Inch Electric Dryer


If the problem with your Whirlpool 27 inch electric dryer is that is not starting in any of the cycles, in other words the dryer is dead. The problem could be a blown thermal fuse.

This thermal fuse is used as safety device. It is located next to the cycling or operating thermostat on the outside of the blower wheel housing.

This fuse will blow if the temperature inside of the dryer get higher than 196 degrees.

The cycling or operating thermostat supposed to open the heater circuit when the temperature inside of the dryer reaches about 155 degrees.

So if the thermal fuse blows, it has to be because the cycling or operating thermostat didn’t open the circuit when the temperature inside of the dryer reached 155 degrees.

The manufacturer suggest that when the thermal fuse blows, you replace the fuse and the cycling or operating thermostat as well. If you only replace the fuse, it could fail prematurely.

To see how to check & replace the thermal fuse in a Whirlpool 27 inch electric dryer, view the video below

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