Dryer would not heat clothes

ApplianceWhirlpool Dryer


Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repairLess than 15 mins

Age of Appliance1 - 4 years

Tools Nutdriver
Screw drivers
Socket set

Christopher From Downey, CA

Apr 22, 2009

1 out of 2 people found this instruction helpful

Unplugged the dryer from the electrical outlet.
Pulled out the dryer from against the wall, allowing room for me to work.
Turned off the gas to the dryer.
Removed all the screws from the black panel covering the cabinet, not from the console control.
Pulled off the black panel.
Located Thermal Fuse (two wires coming from it) at the bottom, just above Thermostat (several wires coming from it). Removed single screw attaching the Fuse.
Tested Thermal Fuse with MultiMeter set to Ohm for continuity. No continuity means the fuse was blown so I needed to replace it.

Since the back panel was already removed, I replaced the Thermostat for good measure. Just remembered to mark which wires went where and replaced Thermostat.
You can test before replacing everything.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Cycling Thermostat

Part Number: PS344510

In Stock

Thermal Fuse

Part Number: PS345113

In Stock