Dryer Not Starting (Thermal Fuse)


Are you looking for your dryers thermal fuse? Have you researched your dryer related problem and found out the fuse is bad? If so great your on your way to saving the day and a few dollars along the way.

You can have an appliance repair technician to your home for just under $100 dollars, fixing for $10 makes more sense to me.

This fuse is located on the back of most Whirlpool and Maytag style dryers.  Testing with a volt meter will ensure proper diagnostics, several other factors will cause a dryer to not start, having basic electrical skills is a must when making live voltage tests.

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  3 Responses to “Dryer Not Starting (Thermal Fuse)”

  1. I have a Maytag Neptune Dryer that will not start. When you push the start button, it hums but will not start the dryer. I have checked the lint trap and checked the vent piping? Can you help?

    • Hello, sounds like you may have a motor issue. Try turning the tub and then pressing start. You may be able to get it to start by holding the light switch in, turning the drum, and pressing start. Let me know.

  2. Matag model lse1000 stackable
    Dryer turns on only seconds to 30 seconds. Then shuts down. Read out E6

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