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No heat electric Whirlpool Ultimate Care II

Cleared out all vents, and even run it with the hose off the back and no heat....I could not find any clogs to cause the problem either. it blows air fine but cannot heat up. I removed back panel but have no clue at what I am looking for...

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  • dbudrich Jan 18, 2009

    thanks for the reply....LEQ9508PW1


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The following link will give you some advice on a dryer no heat problem:

Pay particular attention to the paragraph that discusses proper ventilation. Most dryer heat related problems are caused by poor air flow. I know you mentioned cleaning out the vents, but did you ensure the ducting is clear all the way the where it exits your home? Have you also verified there are no kinks or excessive bends that may restrict air flow? Just some addtional things to consider...

If you have good strong air flow, but no heat, you probably have a failed internal component. If you will post back with your complete model number (located around the door opening on most models) I can determine how your dryer is contructed and let you know how to identify the internal components. Please let me know. I hope you find this helpful.

Posted on Jan 18, 2009

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    Jeff Rockwell Jan 18, 2009

    Okay, your dryer heating circuits are in the back of the dryer. Should be no surprise to you at this point. As viewed from the rear:

    1. The heating element is located on the right hand side inside the heater box.

    2. The Hi-Limit Thermostat is small round component located nearest the heating element ceramic terminals.

    3. The Thermal Cut-Out (TCO) is a small round component located at the top end of the heater box.*

    *NOTE: If you have a dryer no heat problem, this is the usual component that fails. If the TCO is bad, it is highly recommended that you replace the Hi-Limit Thermostat at the same time. In many cases the manufacturer sells these components as a set. Failure to do so may results in premature failure of any replaced components.

    On the left hand side at the bottom, is the blower fan housing. The Thermal Fuse is the white (sometimes gray) plastic component on the blower fan housing. If this component fails, the entire dryer will stop. No heat, or spin. The component adjacent to the thermal fuse, is the internal bias (or operating) thermostat.

    If you go to and type in your model number, some excellent exploded view diagrams are available to assist you. The heating circuits are listed under the "Bulkhead Parts" heading. Your parts are listed as the following:

    Item 7 - Thermal Fuse

    Item 8 - Internal Bias (operating) Thermostat

    Item 9 - Thermal Cut-Off (with Hi-Limit Thermostat) Kit

    Item 15 - Hi-Limit Thermostat

    Item 17 - Heating Element

    I recommend you check the resistance of the TCO to see if it reads a short (0 ohms). If you get an infinite reading, the TCO is blown an requires replacement. Make sure your measurements are accomplished with the dryer UNPLUGGED and the wires to the TCO disconnected. Follow up by checking the resistance of the heating element in the same manner. If the TCO is bad, purchase item 9.

    You may also try looking at They sometimes have the same parts listed at a better price.

    If you have questions, or require additional assistance, please let me know. I hope this helps you.


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SOURCE: Whirlpool Gold Ultimate Care II: No heat

didc, on a gas dryer, if the thermal fuse blows it will still rotate, but will not heat. Since this is a gas dryer, see if the ignitor is glowing. If it is, then you know the thermal fuse is good. If not, the thermal fuse may be blown or the ignitor itself and thus the reason for no heat. Catriver.7152136.jpg

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