No Gas Heat

ApplianceWhirlpool Dryer

Model

Level of DifficultyVery Difficult

Time to do repairMore than 2 hours

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Nutdriver

Debra From Springfield, PA

Apr 11, 2009

3 out of 4 people found this instruction helpful

I did what any novice would have done. I took the entire thing apart to get to the gas jet. I did not know about the thermal fuse until I got to the schematic behind the timer and controls. I was a tech back in the 70's and 80's and only worked on electric dryers. Back then I would remove the heater core and twist the coils together to save money. So I had no idea how a gas dryer heating unit worked. So now any one that reads this. You do not have to take the dryer completely apart, I did that for all of you. Just replace the thermal fuse on the back of the unit by unplugging that wires and removing the screws! It looks like a long white piece of plastic with 2 wires to it. You will find this under the full metal shield on the back of the unit. This should be about a 1 hour repair at the most!

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Thermal Fuse

Part Number: PS345113

$12.52
In Stock