Dryer not heating

ApplianceWhirlpool Dryer


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Pliers
Screw drivers

james From monument, CO

Sep 21, 2011

8 out of 9 people found this instruction helpful

After searching on here, I decided to just replace the 3-components listed on this site (not the heating element wire kit). I didn't test the heating element and would save that for last if the replacement parts didn't work. Off the bat the fuse was the problem - no resistence reading on my $6 multimeter like the new one. I didn't bother testing the other components. Since I wasn't sure why the fuse blew I decided to replace the Cycling and High Limit Thermostat at the same time to be safe. It took me longer to move the unit to access the back panel and take off the dozen or so screws then it did to replace the 3 components. The cost of the parts with shipping was less than the trip and diagnostic charge from an appliance repairman.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Cycling Thermostat

Part Number: PS345734

In Stock

One Time Use Thermal Fuse

Part Number: PS345981

In Stock

High Limit Thermostat

Part Number: PS384239

In Stock