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Whirlpool dryer does not heat up

When I turn on the dryer. It rotates. But the dryer drum is cold. The heater is not on.

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SOURCE: Whirlpool dryer heats but the drum doesn't rotate

There is usually a large belt that goes around the drum to turn it ...it is either fallen off the motor pulley , broke .....or the motor may be gone in it ....not sure if there are any fuses for the motor on your dryer .
If you can tip the dryer over the bottom is usually open and you can see the motor and belt from there

Posted on Jan 09, 2009

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