Dryer Stopped Producing Heat

ApplianceWhirlpool Dryer


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance1 - 4 years

Tools Screw drivers
Socket set

Aaron From Ann Arbor, MI

Mar 01, 2011

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It is necessary to remove the dryer vent hose, the top and back of the dryer. The repair is easy, but awkward: In this model the thermal fuse is almost at the front of the dryer, so I repositioned the dryer so that I could lie on the floor and reach to the front (beneath the drum) with both hands.

My process for making a provisional diagnosis for the problem was pretty simple: The dryer had no error messages associated with the lack of heat, and there was no odor that might be associated with a part burning out. As the thermistor is solid state, I expected that a part called a "one time use thermal fuse" was almost certainly going to be the cause of the problem. Sure enough, it was.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Thermal Fuse

Part Number: PS345113

In Stock