Question about Whirlpool Dryers
I have replaced my thermal fuse and still not working does the dryer need to be reset some how?
Did you read out the thermal fuse with a meter?if not buy a meter or you'll end up changing parts you don't need,if you changed out the fuse and still have no heat then your old fuse was good and you have another problem,buy a meter,pull off at least one of the wires,set the meter on say 20k ohms,you'll see a 1 one the meter,touch the leeds together and you should see anything but 1,now touch the leeds to the part you're checking with at least one of the wires or both removed,if you see the 1 the part is bad,if you see anything other than 1 the part is good,next time send the full model number off of the machine you're having problems with so whoever is helping you can look up your machine,BUY A METER,don't replace parts you don't need,if you have no heat and you changed out the thermal fuse check the element and the fuses on the heater box,you'll see two red wires going to the heating element,pull one wire off,touch the meter leeds one to each connector on the element,if you see 1 the element is your problem.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Would need to know what type of unit you have and a model number. On most Kenmore and Whirlpool models they are mounted on the heater box itself. Depending on the type it could be inside the rear panel, or mounted on the floor of the unit. On Frigidaire and other models it mounts to the element case in the rear. Maytags also mount to the element box on the top left inside. Most of the time they have a couple of different looks. On Whirlpool and Kenmore, they have 2 wires running to them, and usually sit away from the thermostat. If its inside the rear panel of these units, it will be towards the top by itself, and could be white or black depending on the age, round or sqaure. On GE, Frigidaire, and their look a likes, it will be small and round, with two wires going to them as well. Most of the time these are metallic in color. Maytags can be black or mettalic, and sit on the sides of the boxes. If this doest help you, please get me the model number and make of unit, and will tell you right where its at. Good Luck!!!!!
Posted on Feb 03, 2008
SOURCE: Whirlpool electric dryer
either you are pushing the dryer back to far and crushing the exhaust vent hose .your exhaust vent going outside is stopped up , or your low temp thermo will not let the dryer cycle and it is over heating.
Posted on Feb 28, 2008
SOURCE: Whirlpool Dryer Help
Hi theres 2 things that can cause this #1 a dirty vent to the outside. #2 a dirty lint filer , Take the lint filter out & run hot water through it. If water wont flow through the screen, Its gummed up by Bounce sheet residue, Clean the filter . It should be ok
Posted on Jan 21, 2009
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Just replace the thermal fuse for now. You have gotten good use from this machine. But, this is also may be the beginning of the end. Thermal fuses are not expensive either. These things just go out at no uncertain times.
Posted on Feb 03, 2009
Have you tried replacing the operating thermastat it's what shuts it off at the right temp and would cause the thermal fuse to go if it is not shuting.off at the right temp. It happens.
Hope this helps.
Posted on Dec 05, 2010
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Thermal fuse. If the dryer overheats, this device stops the flow of electricity to the heat source and/or the entire dryer. It is located on the blower housing and cannot be reset. The most common cause for overheating is a vent tube clogged with lint, a birds nest or other debris.
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