Dryer wouldn't heat

ApplianceWhirlpool Dryer


Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Screw drivers

Earl From Cedar Rapids, IA

Jan 11, 2011

0 out of 1 people found this instruction helpful

Initially I figured the dryer heating element had burned out. The exploded views on PartSelect helped me find other parts in the circuit that could also be bad. I unplugged the unit and removed the back cover. I ohmed out the element. It was around 10 ohms resistance. About right for 5600W at 240V. I checked continuity through the heater circuit and found the top thermal fuse to be open. I replaced the bad part. Put everything back together and put the dryer back into service.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Thermal Cut-Off Kit

Part Number: PS334278

In Stock