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Re: Whirlpool dryer, WED8300SW1 thermal fuse
« Reply #10 on: March 02, 2013, 08:10:01 PM »
JW, you don't think it's simply a faulty heating element as Harold suggested?
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Re: Whirlpool dryer, WED8300SW1 thermal fuse
« Reply #11 on: March 03, 2013, 08:38:55 AM »
I would check the element for shorts first thing. The last thing I always do when I put any appliance back  together is check for continuity between either hot leg on the power cord to frame.
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Re: Whirlpool dryer, WED8300SW1 thermal fuse
« Reply #12 on: March 05, 2013, 10:57:43 PM »
What did you end up finding wrong?  :popcorn:
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Re: Whirlpool dryer, WED8300SW1 thermal fuse
« Reply #13 on: March 17, 2013, 12:14:57 AM »
Sorry it took so long, this is a 3rd party warranty and they take awhile to send parts (they won't let us supply them ourselves).
I went back out with the new thermal fuse and a heating element. Don't forget I had previously replaced the thermostat and various thermistors/sensors already.
The unit ran for just under 10 minutes and blew the fuse again. Since this the the third try the warranty company will be doing a buyout.
I wish I had been able to get to the bottom of this problem but since it is not cost effective for us anymore...
I still wonder if perhaps we installed a bad thermostat or something...

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Re: Whirlpool dryer, WED8300SW1 thermal fuse
« Reply #14 on: March 17, 2013, 04:55:14 AM »
did you test to see if the Heating Element was partially shorted to the chassis / ground ?
 
 
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