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The dryer works but does not heat

Whirpool Duet dryer turns on but does not heat so it does not dry clothe. need to find service man asap. Located in Coral Gables, FL 33134

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  • vin1976 Jan 08, 2009

    Hitachi DE 555 Electric Dryer, tuns but emits no heat.

  • vin1976 May 11, 2010

    Just as I suspected, but where do I get a replacement heating element, Any ideas?

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Before you buy an expensive heating element change out the thermal fuse. It's only about 15 dollars for a fuse as opposed to around 100 dollars for a heating element. Both can be purchased at a appliance repair shop. The thermal fuse is usually located near the heating element housing and has two wires coming off of it. Make sure you unplug the dryer first though. If the thermal fuse if dead then your heating element will only heat for about a second or two at a time. The way to check this is to open up the dryer so you can see the heating element. While it's running watch it and it the heating element comes on and then turns off then the thermal fuse is bad. If it doesn't come on at all then the heating element is bad. Wait a good 5 minutes though before determining if the heating element isn't coming on. Sometimes it takes a bit before it engages. I hope this helps you and if you have any more questions feel free to ask me. Good luck.

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It will either be the heating element or the limit switches that are preventing you from getting heat

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