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I have a Kirkland Signature dryer made by Whirlpool. It is about 2 years old. The model number is SEDS800MQ1. The dryer will not heat. All of the other functions are working, it just will not heat. It was an abrupt change, one day it heated correctly, the next day it would not. I have made sure the vents are clear, so there are no air restrictions. What may be causing the problem? Is this common and what parts should I replace if needed?

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    i have the same problem too!

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Thermal fuse (white in color) or heating element, both can have continuity checked with a volt meter

Posted on Dec 26, 2009

Maybe your dryer doesnt like you...
naw im jsus playen try to clean the filter on top or somethin or maybe suttin wrong with your boiler

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