How Do I Know if My Dryer's Thermal Fuse Is Blown?

Many times when a dryer thermal fuse is blown, the dryer stops heating up the clothes when they dry. To determine whether the problem is the blown thermal fuse or if it is something else, take out the thermal fuse and run the dryer as normal. If the dryer starts heating again, you know that your thermal fuse is blown. At that point, you would need to get a new thermal fuse for your dryer. Some people are tempted to leave out the thermal fuse and keep using it, but this can lead to unsafe conditions in your home.