Dryer Repair- Replacing the Thermal Fuse (Whirlpool Part# 3392519)

Dryer Repair- Replacing the Thermal Fuse (Whirlpool Part# 3392519)


Hi, it’s Steve from PartSelect. Today I’m
going to show you how to change the thermal fuse on your dryer. It’s a pretty easy job.
All we’re going to need is a quarter inch nut driver and perhaps a pair of needle nose
pliers. The very first thing that we need to do is
disconnect the power to the dryer. If it has a plug merely remove that from the socket.
If it’s a hard-wired dryer we need to find the source and disconnect the power there.
The second thing that we need to do is remove the dryer vent. We need to pull the appliance
out because all of this repair is going to be done from the back. Now we need to remove all of the screws holding
the back panel on. On this model there are nine quarter inch screws. The
location of the thermal fuse is right on the
blower housing, right here. With the back removed we now have access to our thermal
fuse. Remove the two wire terminals and the quarter inch hex-head screw. The thermal fuse
has a little tab on one end and you have to pivot it out. To install the new fuse slide that open end
with the notch, put the screw back in place and reattach the wire terminals. The last thing we need to do is put our back
panel in place. That really was an easy repair, wasn’t it?
Good luck with your repair and thanks for watching.

100 thoughts on “Dryer Repair- Replacing the Thermal Fuse (Whirlpool Part# 3392519)

  1. I have a whirlpool dryer model number LE7080xtw1. The dryer will run on the 10 timed cycle with heat and the cool settings only. Any ideas what would be the problem?

    Thank you for your help

  2. Our dryer is a kitchen aid model # kghs01pmt0. it stopped heating today. everything else seems to be working fine. how do we know if it is the thermal fuse that went bad? and is the thermal fuse also located in the back for this model? thanks Melissa

  3. I have a WED5600 dryer and I cannot figure out how to remove the back. There are screws but its seams are painted over and when I try to remove the back it just sits solid. Tried breaking the seal of the paint on the seam but it doesn't seem that is the only thing holding it in place.

  4. Hi Steve/PartSelect,

    I would appreciate to if you can help me find the faulty fuse or the problem causing no heat in my dryer for my particular dryer model.

    Yes, The drum rotates fine and there's only cool air coming out from the exhaust..!

  5. Thank You Part Select where do we send the check!!! for saving us over 100 dollars because that's what the repairman wanted or maybe we might have given in and bought a new dryer for over 500 hundred dollars without installation and delivery So for the cost of 2.50$ for a part from amazon and then watch this video we did it ourselves, Thank You so much because we just fixed our own dryer and we never fix anything without breaking it even more.
    Thank You Chris.P from South Philadelphia

  6. I need to make sure I understand. a bad thermal fuse will not allow anything to work including drum light? And a bad thermal cutoff will allow the drum to turn but will allow no heat as I see in a video from another source ( the applianceman )

  7. We replaced the thermal fuse on our Maytag Centennial dryer. We dried two loads of laundry and it quit working again. Do you have any ideas on what we should do now?

  8. Ok – we tested it before replacing it by bypassing it and checking it for continuity using a tester. We can do this again with the new part but I wanted to know where else we should be looking as this is a repeat shut down. The heater works fine. It just stopped working again – nothing happens when you press the start switch.

  9. Hi sir, my mother hired a handyman to fix her dryer, because there wasn't heat, the dryer ran but with cool air, he changed some pieces and now is working again, full heat but the auto sense isn't working. Timed is working fine but auto sense even after 45 min doesn't move an inch. I don't wanna call the same guy again, can you sugest what is wrong and how can I fix it? Thanks in advance and I really enjoy learn from your channel. It's a Roper Drye Rm54.

  10. i change the thermal fuse on th whirlpool dryer everything start working and next day i went to use the dryer was not working again. we pulled the fuse check the fuse with the meter and wasnt working and i cant keeping paying 15 dollar everytime fuse go off. we change the timer and is new, we check everything on the dryer and it work when we did the test so the only problem is on the thermal fuse.

  11. Thanks man! I'm going to try this on mine right now because my wife did about ten loads without cleaning out the lent catcher…

  12. ARG! Vid made it look easy… 'til I got behind our dryer, looks NOTHING like the model you used. We have a Kenmore 96590140. It stopped producing heat the other day and I'm trying to get to the fuse…

  13. Hi, Amanda!

    Have you had any luck here? To clarify – is it that you can't locate the fuse, or you're finding it physically hard to reach the fuse? Any details you can provide would be helpful! Thanks!

  14. 1-5-2014 Thank you soo much for taking the time to make this video. I'm a caregiver to my ma and she doesn't have a lot of money to buy a brand new dryer. This was exactly my dryer and I repaired it in about 30 min. It was easy Thanks again

  15. I want to thank you for taking the time to do this video. I found, and got, the fuse out with ease (mine came out easier than the one in the video). Then replaced it in a jiffy, and am the proud owner of a working dryer again after a year. Again, thank you for doing this video and video series.

  16. Hi Steve. My dryer won't turn on. I checked the push to start switch with a multi meter and it seems to be working. What are the odds then of it being the thermal fuse? Thanks

  17. Hey Steve I'm a newbie and I love your videos. I replaced the coil pack because one of the coils was broken when I inspected it, and then I replaced the high temp thermostat switch because after I installed the new coils it seemed to get way too hot. The dryer doesn't turn on now and I assume it may be the dryer fuse so I'm gonna put the multimeter on it after work, but do you have any other ideas of why these chain of events occurred and should I check the flow of the lint pipe to check for clogs before I install the fuse?

  18. What if it's a gas dryer? Do the instructions differ? Do I need to disconnect the gas line prior to opening the back? Whirlpool Model# wGD4800XQ1

  19. Steve, Thank you for your videos, it's been very very helpful.  My problem on my Whirlpool LER4634PQ0 is that when I press the start button, the dryer drum turns but when I let go of the start button it stops. Then after two more times of doing it, I smell a burning something, then it the drum stops turning. After unplugging it and resting for an hour, I tried it again and the same thing happens where it actually turns, but then smells like something is burning. Any thoughts? I have my dryer apart to change the Thermal fuse, but waiting for the store to open to buy a ohm meter.

  20. Great videos – 

    Looking for assistance to a Whirlpool dryer (only 2.6 yrs old) – GRQ9800LW1 – 
    Will come on but no heat and unable to remove back. Any suggestions? Thank you

  21. Hello quick quest my whirlpool dryer works but has no heat can you tell me what could be wrong with it model#LEQ9508-PWD, serial # MS2422190 thanks

  22.  I replaced the thermal fuse after my dryer did not start.  My dryer started after I replaced the fuse, and I thought all was well.  I ran a load of laundry and now the dryer will not start for the second load.  Did I get bad fuse or is there another problem.

  23. Fantastic video!  This was so easy.  My dryer stopped working and all the internet articles seemed to suggest it was either the thermal fuse or the door switch.  I tried the thermal fuse first and the dryer works again.  Once I had the part I was done in 20 minutes.  Thank you so much!

  24. This is an excellent video with great safety alerts. I have a question, if I can. Does it matter which terminal is attached to which part of the thermal fuse?

  25. I have a whirlpool electric dryer, the back does not come off this way at all (I have no clue how to get it off, it seems welded/fused to the back). Model is GEQ9800LW1

  26. my dryer stopped mid-load and now it won't start again, i have an estate dryer and don't know if this is the same layout or if the thermal fuse is even causing the problem. Is there any advice you have? 

  27. I have a whirlpool dryer it runs for awhile shuts itself off sits there awhile then starts it self up  whats wrong Please     thanks

  28. Hi, 
    I have a Kenmore 800 dryer that runs in some drying selector positions but not others.
    for instance the timer selections are not working but some of the moisture sensor selections are. any suggestions.
                                                           thanks

  29. We were able to fix my aunt's dryer with these videos but my question is, where can we get a 1/4" Nut Driver like the one in this video? We went all over the place, Lowe's, Home Depot and a few local stores but couldn't find one like the one in the video.

  30. Hi, my kitchenaid dryer after i replaced the fuse but the dryer isnt running, it basically runs if i hold the start button, do you have any suggestions? thanks, the model number is Keys750lq

  31. Repair estimate was $160. Cost of part was $11. I watched this video and saved some money. Thank you!

  32. The motor and drum of my Amana  Dryer 7929 run when the start button is pushed. However, the timer does not move and there is no heat produced to dry the clothes. May I know what the problem is and a possible solution  please?

  33. Hey Folks, so my Inglis Dryer sometimes makes heat and sometimes doesn't. Sometimes several loads in a row, no problem, lots of heat. Other times I run it 3 or 4 times and nothing, other times I run it 3 times and only the third time will it make heat. Its about 5 years old. Wondering if you think this might be the solution or perhaps some sort of temperature sensor or something ? Many thanks

  34. I heard an electrical pop while trying to put the safety cover over the power cord wires, now it wont start do u think this is a fuse issue???

  35. Hi I have a whirlpool condenser dryer it was working fine now it won't even power on its not that old I've changed fuse moved it to another plug socket in kitchen etc don't know what else to try

  36. hello i have an issue i have no heat to my roper dryer i have replace the thermal cut off kit and the fuse and the cycling thermostat. what else can i do i have no idea what to do next. please help.

  37. hi, i just replaced the drum belt because it was making a loud squealing noise, the belt was in fact cracking all threw out the belt, anyway i replaced the belt gave it a crank, the loud squealing was gone but there was still a thin squeak here and there, a day later my dryer stoped working. (fyi i do remember the new belt being about an inch smaller than the old one. dont know if that matters. please help. Thank you.

  38. My whirlpool still runs but the heat decided to stop working, I reset the circuit breaker, but that isn't the case. I took off the back panel to look around but the heating element is wedged too well to get it out for a look over. it's a LHE6900N0. I went looking online and it true to direct me to LHE6900W0. Diagrams call it a box heater instead of the element.

  39. Should anything else be replaced during this repair? I had a thermal fuse go yesterday. I replaced the fuse, cleaned out the dryer and left tube detached for good measure. I was able to run 1 load of towels before fuse blew again.

  40. Great video. I would have mentioned when removing the terminals from the fuse, to mark them so you know their location when reconnecting.

  41. my dryer worked last night. went to use it today and it won't turn on. do you think it could be this fuse?

  42. Does it matter which color goes on which terminal? I took it off but didn't pay attention which one went where. Thanks

  43. Thank you for posting this excellent video – I like the trick about holding the lid open. It was easy even for a rookie like me…AND IT WORKED! (just a fuse in my case)

  44. Thank you so very much for making an easy to follow video. Thanks to you I was able to repair my dryer for under $20. You saved me from having to buy a new dryer!

  45. Will a blown thermal fuse cause everything to stop working? Even the light inside the tub? Nothing works on my dryer. Confused.

  46. Thanks! Even on a much older Whirlpool dryer the layout is exactly the same. I bought this part for about $10 shipped and it took maybe 20 minutes to do the job. I spend another 20 mins doing a through lint clean up with a brush and my shop vac. Last time I paid to have this fuse replaced it was at least $125.00+ and that was 7-8 years ago. Thanks again!

  47. Where do I find the thermal fuse for a Maytag Bravos Quiet Series 300 MEDB400VQO on my electric Dryer?
    Video is very informational – nice job

  48. Thank you for the helpful video. My dryer is gas and had to remove the gas line in order to remove the back cover. Dryer was covered in lint. Good time to vacuum and clean the dryer area;)

  49. My dryer vent is on an interior wall so the lint (what the screen doesn’t catch) has to pass through the hose to the wall, take a 90 degree turn and then blow vertically all the way up and out at the roof. Over time it builds up, so I have to go up into the attic and separate the ridged vent pipe. Using an empty peanut jar, (which is just slightly smaller than the vent pipe) weighted with pennies and with a string attached to the lid, I insert it into the pipe and drop it down the pipe. This knocks the lint buildup down to the 90 degree turn where the dryer hose attaches to the wall. I asked an appliance repair tech what method he used, and he said a leaf blower, but I do not have one.

  50. GREAT VIDEO, My dryer is exactly the same on the back. Tested fuse with my multimeter and it was open. Hard part was getting the fuse! Had to order it on-line as could not find one in any local store (including Lowes, Home Depot, ACE, and Sears appliance store). Did a thorough vacuum and cleanup with the cover off and the hose disconnected. Replace fuse, replace cover, VOILA all working fine again. THANK YOU.

  51. Thank you for the video, I tested the fuse & it was bad, I cleaned out the dryer of dust bunnies, replaced the fuse, I got the part from a appliance repair shop, saved me a $100 service call. Fuse was $15.

  52. Thank you for this video. I was able to fix my own dryer for $5.47. Ordered the part from Amazon

  53. My dryer immediately trips the GFCI outlet when the start button is pushed. Dryer never starts up. Could the thermal fuse be the problem?

  54. Thank you so much!!! Your video was perfect for me to follow with the 1st time I have ever repaired an appliance. Happy to say I have heat again 🙂

  55. Thank you for this video. Everything went exactly as shown in the video, and a part that cost less than $10 saved me from buying a new dryer. Keep up the great work!

  56. You never addressed what caused it to fail in the first place!

    Check the ducting for proper air flow, better yet replace it. Ducting fills with lint in just a few years. If the duct is inaccessible there are ways to clean it yourself or hire someone.

    Whenever you replace the thermal limit you should also replace the switch(es) that control temperature.

    Clean out the fan and the internal ducting in the dryer.

    Something caused the dryer to get too hot. Don’t just slap a band-aid on it. Fix the root of the problem.

  57. Great little inexpensive dryer.≖>allmy.tips/Whirlpool-Dryer?S19     No computer or blue tooth, wont talk to your refrigerator, but it dries clothes, sheets, blankets, towels etc. very well, quickly and efficiently and quietly. The water heater is louder than this dryer. We are very satisfied with the dryer, and the delivery. Great guys gave AAA service. Home Depot is awesome.

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