no heat unit ran well otherwise

ApplianceWhirlpool Dryer

Modellgr5636eq3

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Pliers
Nutdriver
Screw drivers

Daniel From Surf City, NJ

Sep 18, 2009

25 out of 654 people found this instruction helpful

Dryer ran but no heat. 1st thing I assumed was a bad glow plug. Mistake, after 2 hrs taking apart the front of the dryer(Drum,Belt,Whole front) and tested the voltage to glow plug was 0. I went to parts select and determined that the thermal fuse was bad. Replaced it along with the t-stat and over-limit switch. Worked great! Next time I will go to this web site BEFORE I assume anything. whole repair was less then $60.00 Very fast shipping and 2 weeks later the dryer is still working. Advice to everyone, replace all 3 items to play it safe not just the thermal fuse!

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Cycling Thermostat

Part Number: PS344510

$14.60
In Stock

Thermal Fuse

Part Number: PS345113

$15.20
In Stock

Thermostat - L205 F (Now subbed to THRMST-FIX)

Part Number: PS3507962

$27.35
In Stock