The dryer turned but there was no heat.

ApplianceWhirlpool Dryer


Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Wrench set
Screw drivers
Socket set

boyd From middletown, CA

Nov 13, 2010

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First I took off the back protection plate and vacuumned all the lent away. I looked to see where the heating element was but honestly wasn't sure. So I went to the website and looked at the schematic diagram. Ah ha! It was 15 inches long and was in a riveted casing.
So I ordered the element and fuse, not knowing what was broken.
When I got the element I was surprised to see that there was only room for one screw. Great! I reached up in the casing and with a wrench took my time and unscrewed it. Looking around I noticed the only way I was going to get that thing out of there was to sort of bend it as I pulled it. Sure enough it slid out and when I looked at it the element was broken in one spot. To get it back in I reversed the procedure and pushed while I bent the frame gently. Then I replaced the fuse, put the plate back on and cranked it up. I was my wife's hero for a couple of days.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Thermal Fuse

Part Number: PS345113

In Stock

Heating Element

Part Number: PS373014

In Stock