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I am using my towel setting but my towels are still wet

I have a Whirpool Gold, bought in 2005. Recently, I find that it's not drying my towels.

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Sounds like you have lost part or all of your heating element.It should be replaced.
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Len West

Posted on Feb 16, 2009

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