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Whirlpool dryer: supreme Not heating up

I have a whirlpool dryer that is not drying clothes. It seems not to heat up and the timer does not move from it's original setting. I have check the vents and all is clear. Because of the timer the dryer will not shut off automatically and will run until I shut if off manually.

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  • fraser3b1g Oct 05, 2008

    I have a whirlpool gas dryer lgr7646eq3 that will not heat up to dry clothes. It never gets hot and the timer when set does not move from it's original position and will not shut off automatically , only manually.

  • johnsontk47 Nov 13, 2008

    I have a whirlpool dryer and the heating element went. I've replaced belts before. I just want to know if it's difficult to fix my myself and what to look for when I open the back up. Teresa



  • Anonymous Dec 04, 2008

    Gas dryer starts to heat up and then shuts off.

  • joeyhaidusek Apr 03, 2009

    I have a whrilpool gas dryer that runs fine but only heat at times and the timer will not shut it off some times.

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Hi thanks for the question. the problem could be the thermal fuse located at the back . remove back panel. on the air duct . a small piece of plastic with 2 blue wires to it . replace the thermal fuse thanks .the appliance doc

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I had the same problem I change the gas valve coils and it seamed to be working fine.

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