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Dryer not heating

We checked the breakers. It may be the thrmostat. No warm air but it runs. Do I need a repair service to replace the thermostat? Can I replace the thermostat? Could you please give me instructions for replacing the thermostat? How much does a themorstat cost? My dryer is only three years old.....I bought it in August of 2005.

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  • reb517 Nov 24, 2008

    Hi - it is an electric Whirlpool Ultimate Care II which I purchased new in August, 2005. Is this enough info for you to give me more help? I hope so. Thanks. reb517

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Hi.

If dryer is running, then you definately have a heating problem.

Could be heater- thermostat(s) -timer-relay, you name it.
Without knowing the make and model it is impossible to give you any idea of cost involved. Come back to me with more info, and I may be able to help you.

Cheers

Posted on Nov 22, 2008

  • Barry Coates
    Barry Coates Nov 24, 2008

    Hi.

    Re dryer prob.

    I am sorry, but in this instance, I cannot help you with you problem, as I am not familiar with your model of dryer.

    Cheers, and good luck

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