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Old 05-16-2012, 12:20 AM   #1
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Electric dryer wont start Kitchen Aid model KEYS700GQO

My thermal fuse is open and I am trying to get one load dry tonight for the wife before I go get a replacement in the morning. There was a dryer sheet stuck on the grille which took out the fuse again I tried to substutite a 10A mini auto fuse which blew a split second after I pushed the start button, however the motor did try to start. I think I could do it with a larger fuse and I think it would work however The wires are 18AWG and that's about the max fuse size I want to try. Of course my electrical schematic is missing from the back side of the control panel. My next size fuse is a 15A and I know that is sized for 14AWG wire not 18AWG. I think I'm stuck till morning, any suggestions?
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Old 05-16-2012, 09:05 AM   #2
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if you are going to put in an automotive fuse, you may as well 'jumper' it. Both will provide the same amount of protection. None. Just wait and get the proper fuse.
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There could be a problem in jumper which I believe...
Well there could be also problem in the button it don't get current properly or it spark after it start..
Anyhow I'll suggest you that check it to any expert...
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The thermal fuse blew for a reason. You have an obstruction....probably not your dryer sheet. Go buy a vent cleaning brush attachment for your drill. Run it through the vent from the outside, all the way back to the dryer. NEVER reverse the drill(you might loose your brush). Repeat quite a few times untill all the lint is out of the vent. Start the dryer and check for airflow outside @ the vent. It should be QUITE STRONG !

Also, How long is your vent run ??
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Good advice! Could also be the transition box near the lint screen to ducting adapter, may need a good cleaning where the brush won't go...

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