would not start/then took 2 cycles to dry clothes completly

ApplianceWhirlpool Dryer


Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repairLess than 15 mins

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Screw drivers
Socket set

Fred From Yucca Valley, CA

Sep 14, 2013

Man o man...please listen up. Would not start..replaced the thermal fuse was the first step I took according to web sight...started right up... Then it took 2 cycles to dry clothes..I went down the recommendations from the highest. % to the lowest %..replaced. over 80$ in parts..cleaned out all vents..from lint ext...still would not work..then come to find out my kids jammed a small toy in the exhaust flap on the outside of the house..the flap stayed closed when the dryer was running..there was no place for hot air to go but back in the dryer..and it seemed to run fine..but the sensors were cutting off the heat early...lesson learned..do not buy any parts until u clean all lint parts..vents..and make sure there are no obstructions with air flow..other wise this is the best place to buy parts..period..

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Radiant Flame Sensor

Part Number: PS344761

In Stock

High Limit Thermostat

Part Number: PS3507962

In Stock