Question about Whirlpool Dryers
The new part (thermostat) has a heater built into the backof the stat.
Do I plug the old heater wires onto the new thermostat? The new part # is 37001136 as labled on the package but the part itself has the
# 2201115. The temp. rating on the old thermostat (#503979) has a limit of 153-15 compared to the new stat which is L146-15. There were no instructions with the new stat. should I use the new stat?
Also should I remove the old ceramic heater?
SOURCE: Maytag drier model MDE5806AYW
hi thanks for the question i would guess the motor but man thats a hard one if the dryer was hit by lightning it could have caused a fef problems myself i would call my insurance company tell them you were hit before you call the insurance check all appliances in your house you may find other problems thanks the appliance doc
Posted on Sep 16, 2008
I have a Miele Novotronic T560C. The tumble drier is working fine except the air circulating is cold - it does not heat up at all. What could the possible reason for this and/or solution?
Posted on Oct 05, 2008
Q - My gas dryer will not heat, what could stop my dryer from heating?
A - Things that could stop a gas dryer from heating:
- glow bar igniter, thermal fuse ( not all models ), coils on the gas valve, gas valve, thermostats,motor heat switch, timer, selector switch, sensor.
A page for checking gas dryers is here.
Posted on Mar 07, 2009
Hello Friend, Your solution is simple. It sounds like your dryer is working properly, and your actual problem is a blockage somewhere in your 4 inch exhaust tubing. Check it and make sure it is not clogged up with excessive lint. Also if your tubing is clear you need to check your connection where it travels thru the wall etc. It would be a good idea to find the actual location where it exits to the ouside and check for good airflow. If you have poor or no airflow this is why your thermal fuse has blown out. Poor venting of dryer causes overheating and therefore blowes the thermal fuse. I Hope I have helped you, Tim.
Posted on Jun 24, 2009
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