How to Check a Frigidaire Dryer Fuse

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Frigidaire dryers have a fuse installed that is attached to the thermostat of the unit. The thermostat regulates the temperature of the dryer. If the temperature is too high, the thermostat tells the fuse to cut out the power to the machine. This prevents overheating and damage to the dryer. If the fuse is broken, the dryer may not turn on, because the machine thinks the temperature is too high. Dryer fuse locations differ among Frigidaire models, but testing them is the same.

Things You'll Need

  • Screwdriver
  • Putty knife
  • Multitester
  • Unplug the dryer from the wall.

  • Remove the screws at the corner of the control panel on the top of the dryer.

  • Insert a putty knife under the control panel, in the corners, to pop up the panel.

  • Lift forward the cabinet of the dryer and pull it off to expose the inside of the unit.

  • Locate the thermal fuse behind the heating element pan, right behind the dryer drum of the machine. The fuse is round with a small wire terminal.

  • Label the wires connected to the thermostat and pull the slip-on connectors off.

  • Set your multitester, a small device used for testing electrical continuity, to the X1 setting. Touch one probe to each connection. You should get a reading of zero or infinity on the thermostat and the fuse. Any other reading and the fuse or thermostat is broken.

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