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Sorry, I was telling him to try a fuse workaround only on a temporary basis and figured that shouldn't be on the open forum for others to use and get hurt on my watch.
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Thanks for all your help Ryan. Finally figured out where it was and got the fuse out.  Hubby is going to test it soon.  I'll post in a bit.  O0
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Sorry, I was telling him to try a fuse workaround only on a temporary basis and figured that shouldn't be on the open forum for others to use and get hurt on my watch.
This kind of info is allowed,so long as you express the test only usage rather than a fix.
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I had Sher bypass the fuse temporarily to test the function of the machine. This confirmed that the fuse had blown. If anyone reads this later, please do not do this as a permanent fix. This fuse is blown primarily by temperature. I don't want to hear that someone burned down there home because they bypassed a safety on my account. Anyway Sher the part that you need is a Whirlpool part # W10258275. This forum seems to sponsor Repairclinic.com. I personally have not used them. Any repair company should be able to get the part for you. Let me know if you have any problems finding it Sher



Thermal Fuse Part # W10258275 Thermal Fuse, AP4423189


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This forum seems to sponsor Repairclinic.com. I personally have not used them. Any repair company should be able to get the part for you. Let me know if you have any problems finding it Sher

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But in either case the most important thing is that you are able to get your appliance repaired and that we share the information on how that was done here in our forum so others can learn from it to.  O0

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I just wanted to say "Thanks" to all the techs that offered support and advice.  This website is a wonderful place for DIY people.   O'yall .... I meant to ask you technicians what makes the thermal fuse go out ?   Could it be like a power surge ?   Just curious.


Many Thanks, Sher :)

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A Thermal fuse can break 2 different ways.

1. A thermal fuse is looking for a specific temperature.  Once that temp. is reached, The fuse blows. The reason for a device like this is to prevent a melt down of a machine.  There could be another problem inside the machine somewhere. 

Or,

2. It blew like a light bulb,  Electrical components only last for so long.  Some light bulbs burn faster then others in homes. Most likely due to poor contacts in the socket that the bulb plugs into. Same goes for every other electrical component.

Lastly, the kit with the Bi-Metal comes with a wire harness.  USE IT!  If you take the short cut installing it, you may be changing that little bugger out again very soon.  Whirlpool has had issues with the original wire harness and the way it contacted the thermal fuse.
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Just a note to all involved ..... received part with harness and hubby installed.  I'm back in business.  HIP HIP HORRAY !!!
You guys are wonderful.  Many Many Thanks !
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Glad to hear that you got it repaired. Thanks for the update.
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