How to Change the Fuse on a Frigidaire NLPWD15 Gas Tumble Dryer

The thermal fuse in the Frigidaire NLPWD15 gas-powered tumble dryer protects your home from fire. It does so by turning off the heating element when the element surpasses safe temperatures. This happens when the dryer vent packs with lint and the vent no longer carries away the excess heat. It also happens when the high-limit thermostat malfunctions. Once you've corrected the cause of the fuse breaking, you can replace it with a new one.

Things You'll Need

  • Screwdriver
  • Wrench


    • 1

      Turn off the gas shut-off valve and then wait for the unit to run out of gas.

    • 2

      Loosen the band clamp that secures the dryer vent hose onto the dryer vent with a screwdriver and then pull the vent hose off the dryer. Disconnect the power plug and pull the unit away from the wall.

    • 3

      Loosen the gas line coupler and then pull the gas line off the unit.

    • 4

      Remove the screws that hold the back panel onto the dryer with a screwdriver and then place the cover off to the side.

    • 5

      Locate the thermal fuse. It bolts to the silver canister that runs through the back of the dryer. You will see it located next to the thermostat. It is white in color, square on one end and round on the other. The rounded end has a screw through it, and it has two electrical wires plugged into the middle. It is a 2-inch-long thin strip of plastic.

    • 6

      Pull the wires off the fuse. Take note of how the wires attach to ensure you put them back correctly.

    • 7

      Remove the screw that holds the fuse in place and then discard the old fuse.

    • 8

      Attach the new fuse via the screw and screwdriver. Connect the wires to the fuse by using the connectors.

    • 9

      Place the cover onto the back of the dryer and secure it with the screws and screwdriver.

    • 10

      Reattach the gas line and then plug the unit back into its electrical outlet. Reattach the vent hose and push the unit against the wall. Finally, turn on the gas shut-off valve.

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