How To Test Your Dryer Thermal Fuse

Testing Your Dryer Thermal Fuse for Continuity Using a Multimeter


test dryer thermal fuse with multimeterLocate and Remove Your Dryer Thermal Fuse

Your dryer thermal fuse is usually located mounted to the exhaust duct inside the back cover panel.

  Unplug your dryer or turn off power source before attempting any repair or maintenance to avoid risk of electrical shock.

Remove any screws fuse in place. Disconnect the 2 slip on wire connectors from the fuse with a needle nose pliers without pulling the wires themselves. Inspect the connectors to make sure they’re not corroded or damaged. If so, replace them.

Testing Your Dryer Thermal Fuse

Unplug your dryer or turn off power source to avoid risk of electrical shock.
Remove the thermal fuse from the dryer.
Set your multimeter to the lowest setting for Ohms of resistance. When using an analog multimeter, calibrate the meter by holding the probes together while adjusting the needle to read 0.
Touch one meter probe to one thermal fuse terminal, while you touch the other probe to the other terminal.
If the multimeter shows a reading of 0 ohms of resistance, then the fuse is good.
If there is little or no change in the multimeter reading, then your thermal fuse has blown and will need to be replaced.

See Dryer Thermostats for Home Appliance Repair

 

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