Dryer would not get hot.

ApplianceWhirlpool Dryer


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair1- 2 hours

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Nutdriver
Screw drivers
Socket set

matthew From Santa Ana, CA

Jan 17, 2013

My dryer would not get hot. Followed all the troubleshooting steps, clean vents, etc. While that cleaning was needed, it was not the issue. Checked parts select. Saw a review where the person bought all 5 high percentage items for $137.00 plus tax. Thought it was a good idea since I was pulling out the dryer and doing this anyway. In hindsight, I would have also purchased a new belt, tension arm and rollers. Hey, you have the back and front off, you have cleaned the entire unit. You're there. Rehab your dryer so you don't have to replace things one at a time. You will thank me. The culprit to my issue was a cracked ignitor element. The videos were great. I am not a handy person. If I can do this, anyone can do this. By coincidence, my niece had the same issue and paid $120 parts and labor to replace her ignitor only. For 30 dollars more, I replaced 5 parts. Thank you parts select.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Igniter Kit

Part Number: PS334180

In Stock

'M' Series New Style Coil Kit

Part Number: PS334310

In Stock

Radiant Flame Sensor

Part Number: PS344761

In Stock

Thermal Fuse

Part Number: PS345113

In Stock

Thermostat - L205 F (Now subbed to High Limit Thermostat)

Part Number: PS3507962

In Stock