Can you run dryer without thermal fuse?

Can you run dryer without thermal fuse?

Bypassing a Dryer Thermal Fuse Operating a dryer with a bypassed thermal fuse is both unnecessary and unsafe, so a bypass should only be done long enough to troubleshoot a potential problem. Even short usage without a thermal fuse in place could result in irreparable damage to the appliance or injury to yourself.

Can a thermal fuse go bad?

Sometimes, a fuse will simply wear out after years of repeated use and simply stop working. Any of these could result in the overheating of your dryer which leads to a thermal fuse that will blow. So be sure you discover what caused the fuse to fail otherwise, you will have to replace another one soon after.

Where is the fuse on a Whirlpool dryer?

Remove the back access panel on the dryer, and look for the exhaust duct near the bottom of the unit. The thermal fuse is either circular or oblong, often white plastic with black material in the center and two wire leads. The thermal fuse is mounted on the exhaust duct.

Where is the thermal fuse on my Maytag dryer?

Dryer thermal fuse (or thermal limiter). This fuse is located on the exhaust duct. If the dryer overheats, the thermal fuse opens to cut off power to the dryer.