The dryer thermal fuse on a Kenmore 80 Series dryer is located beneath the back panel. The fuse is situated near the bottom of the dryer on the blower housing. The thermal fuse is a small white piece attached to the panel with a mounting screw.
Use the dryer's exact model number, located on the dryer door or door frame, to locate the specific thermal fuse required. Always disconnect the dryer cord before attempting any type of repair, and use the tools and safety gear recommended by the manufacturer. SearsPartsDirect.com recommends vacuuming the back of the cabinet to remove excess lint and dust while the back panel is off.