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7MWGD5550XW1 Whirlpool Dryer - Overview

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$12.52

Thermal Fuse

This part is a one-time use thermal fuse which attaches to the blower wheel housing of your clothes dryer. It cannot be re-set and must be replaced when continuity between the pins...

$16.64

Door Switch - 3 Wire

A door switch is a simple on/off mechanism that prohibits the dryer from operating when the door is open.

$4.06

Door Catch Kit

This dryer door latch kit comes with one plastic door latch and one metal door strike.

$24.54

Lint Filter

This filter collects lint as it passes through the dryer vent.

$22.31

Igniter Kit

This silicone carbide igniter with ceramic holder kit includes the 3" flat igniter, bracket, 5" wire leads, and the plug. Able to replace both round and flat igniters, this kit is ...

$15.84

Idler Pulley with Tri-Ring and Gasket

A dryer's idler pulley helps the belt to rotate the drum. Also known as dryer belt tension pulley wheel.

$25.16

Radiant Flame Sensor

This part senses the flame for heat allowing the gas valve to open.

$22.29

Internal-Bias Thermistor

Part may differ in appearance, but functions the same as original part. This part controls the temperature of the inside of the dryer drum and prevents the dryer from overheating.

$38.92

Dryer Repair Kit

This kit comes with one multi rib belt, four drum support rollers, one idler assembly, nine tri rings and one washer.

$16.33

Multi Rib Belt

This dryer drum belt from Whirlpool/Kenmore has five ridges. It is used for many of Whirlpool's brands of clothes dryers. This flat belt is 1/4 of an inch wide.

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Dryer was working, but no heat.

  • Customer: ANTHONY from CHESHIRE CT
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 1068 of 1225 people found this instruction helpful
First I unplugged the dryer, then removed the back panel, this exposed most all of the wiring and I could see the heater coils.
Not knowing what the problem was I started looking at the coils and could not see any broken parts.
So then checked the thermal fuse for continuity I removed the two wires from it with a small pair of needle nose pliers, ... read more

door switch was bad

  • Customer: pat from lisbon, OH
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Wrench set
  • 524 of 527 people found this instruction helpful
i was able to go on line with your company , find my dryer, order the part and had it the next day. fast , great , service read more

No heat but would run otherwise

  • Customer: Dana from Grassvally CA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 503 of 514 people found this instruction helpful
Cleaning the lint out of the whole machine took quite a bit of time--it was everywhere. Underneath the lint trap was a collection that ultimately ruined the thermal fuse where it restricted the air flow considerably.

Ascertaining the problem was the most time consuming part.

The actual repair was quite simple and didn't take but 15-20 m... read more