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My whirlpool electric dryer runs but doesn't heat up

I have checked the thermo fuse and it is good. What else could it be?

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That' a very common symptom for a bad (open) heating element.
May or may not be DIY job to replace it. Would have to look at the manual.

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My whirlpool dryer comes on and runs good but it wont get hot can you tell me whats the problem


Hello there and welcome to fixya there are several things that could make this dryer not heat up
Here are the most common things

Thermal Fuse

If the dryer doesn\'t heat, but the drum
turns, check the thermal fuse(s). The thermal fuse protects the dryer
from overheating and helps to prevent fires. If the thermal fuse is
blown, it will have to be replaced.




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Gas Valve Solenoid

The gas valve has two or more electric
solenoids which open the valve to let the gas flow into the burner
assembly. If the dryer doesn\'t heat one or more of the solenoids may be
defective. If the igniter glows for 90 seconds but the burner flame
doesn\'t light, replace these coils as a set.


Dryer Igniter


If the dryer doesn\'t heat, the igniter might
be burned out. Check the igniter for continuity with an ohm meter. Dryer
igniters burn out over time, similar to a light bulb.


Heating Element

The heating element on an electric dryer can
burn out over time. If the dryer doesn\'t heat, the element should be
checked for continuity. The heating element cannot be repaired and must
be replaced if defective.


Heating Element Assembly

the heating element assembly on an electric
dryer can burn out over time. If the dryer doesn\'t heat, the element
assembly should be checked for continuity. The heating element assembly
cannot be repaired and must be replaced if defective.

Flame Sensor



Gas dryers have a flame sensor to detect the
heat given off by the flame. If the dryer doesn\'t heat, the flame sensor
might be defective. Check the flame sensor for continuity. This is not
as common as a burned out igniter or thermal fuse.


High Limit Thermostat


Although not common, if the dryer doesn\'t
heat the high limit thermostat can be defective. It can be checked for
continuity. If the thermostat is "open" the dryer doesn\'t heat.


Cycling Thermostat




The cycling thermostat regulates the
temperature of the air in the dryer. If the dryer doesn\'t heat it may be
caused by a defective cycling thermostat. This is not common.


Main Control Board

The main control board is normally not at
fault when the dryer doesn\'t heat. Check all of the other components in
this troubleshooting guide before replacing the main control board. The
main control board cannot be tested easily and must be replaced if it is
defective.


Timer
The timer is normally not at fault if the
dryer doesn\'t heat. In many situations where timers are replaced they
end up being returned. Check all of the more common components in this
troubleshooting guide before replacing the timer

Oct 14, 2013 | Dryers

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I have a Whirlpool electric dryer M/ WEP5300o that will not heat. I have replaced the Cycling Thermostat, High limit thermostat, Thermal fuse and heating element. It still doesn't heat. There are


If you have fuses on your electric panel it normally uses 2 fuses, 1 for electric power 1 for heat. The same may be true on the circuit board panel check this to eliminate this possibility

Feb 02, 2013 | Whirlpool Dryers

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My dryer whirlpool still blow cool air but do not heat please tell me what the problem henry le


Bad heating element or bad thermo fuse.
You will have to unplug the dryer and remove the back to access the heating element. The thermo fuse is located on the side of the heating element.
If you don't have a meter to test the element and thermo fuse or just don't know how simply remove them from the dryer and take them to your local appliance repair shop and they can test them for you.

Aug 03, 2011 | Whirlpool LER4600 Electric Dryer

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Dryer drum turns but no heat is produced.


If this is an electric dryer, unplug, remove the back, and remove the heating element. Check for continuity. There is also a fuse, and a thermo fuse that need to be checked for continuity. If any is bad, replace (get parts from local appliance parts shop). If all is well with the parts, check to see that your 220 is OK. Check the breaker box (switch breaker off and then back on) and see if that fixes the problem. Some electric dryers motors can run but not have the correct electrical leg to run the heating element.
Good luck

Dec 30, 2009 | Whirlpool Dryers

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My wirlpool dryer drum spin but not heating at all.the timer count but not heating.


If it heats up for a few minutes at the begging and after that goes cold – make sure it is leveled and get good air flow, replace the coils.
If it doesn’t heat up at all, replace the thermo fuse.

Sep 14, 2009 | Whirlpool Dryers

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Dyer is not heating up.it turns on and runs but it just does not heat up i took off hose and clean . also looked in back of dyer by taking off clover to look for fuse please help .


Kenmore dryers have what we call a thermo fuse, usually on top on the burner area - I would check continuity on this unit and replace if nesessary.
If the thermo fuse is okay and dryer heats up with gas, check your igniter and/or gas unit coils.
If dryer heats up with electric elements check continuity at both element ends and/or high limit thermostat.

GOOD LUCK!

Sep 01, 2009 | Kenmore Dryers

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Whirlpool LGR6634B no heat


When you say no heat, do you meen like no heat, only blowing air or no heat as in some heat but not enough? If its compltely no heat what so ever only aor is blowing, Its is probably your thermo fuse. Disconnect power cord first. Go to the back of you dryer panel and take of all th screws around back panel that hold it up, once you take it out you will see wires and fuses....the thermo fuse is the small white skinny oval shaped fuse. i think its on a slant..bit its small white skinny ovel shaped fuse....If you have a a multi meter ohm it out. Put the meter on the ohms setting and out the 2 leads on the each of the fuse terminals. if it read "OL" you need a new thermofuse. If it reads 0.0 ohms then its good. But you dont have a meter, go ahead and change it out anyways, its probably bad. hopefully this helps

Jul 29, 2009 | Whirlpool LGR5636L Gas Dryer

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Whirlpool Dryer Does not dry


Its the thermal fuse. when you jump or, by-pass the cycle thermostat, you are basically by-passing the fuse as well. replacing the thermal fuse will fix thsi issue.

The fuse is usually located on the vent duct, inside the dryer. A blown fuse will show no continuity when measured with a meter. Before replacing the fuse, make sure the blower wheel is not broken or clogged, and there is nothing blocking the venting.

Jun 21, 2009 | Whirlpool LER4634J Electric Dryer

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Dryer runs but won't heat


did you check the thermo stats for contiuity, very common issue would be a bl;own thermal fuse (2 inch white fuse)located behid the rear panel

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Whirlpool Duet Dryer (GEW9200LL1) Runs but is not heating


shelly makee sure both your electric breakers are on turn tham off then back on ck if you know how to ck 4 your 440 voltage if voltage is good the problem will be the heater element ck it are the thermo fuse eather one i founf thermo fuse more common problem

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