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Our dryer is just over a year old and not heating- the drum turns, but no heat. I'd like to check the fuses or the heating element, but am unsure of where those are. help!

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Hi Keri
Go to the following webpage for the info on your dryer.
They also have repair videos that apply to WED9151YW to help you easily complete your repair.
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http://www.partselect.ca/Models/WED9151YW/

Posted on Oct 12, 2013

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it sounds like your heating element is gone bad. there is no heat if they burn out or get corroded

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Have you checked the belt? That's generally the problem when a dryer stops spinning.

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Check the following to address this non heating issue



1. No power to the dryer
Make sure there's power getting to the dryer. Check for tripped circuit breakers or blown fuses. An electric dryer uses two circuit breakers or fuses, and if only one of two is tripped or blown, the dryer might still run but not heat. Sometimes the power cord disconnects or burns at the dryer, if this is the case, the wiring and the terminal block must be repaired or replaced.

2. Heating element
A burned out heating element will show no continuity when measured with a meter. Replace the element if found defective.

3. Thermal fuse
Most dryers have a thermal fuse, which burns out when the dryer overheats, in which case the dryer will either not run at all or stop heating. 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.


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SOURCE: Our dryer has no heat. The drum turns and we

Hi, If you are having problems with your gas dryer not heatingthe most common problem is that the ignitor goes bad. Even though it glowssometimes it is still not working properly. if you dryer is gas check out this gas no heat tip.... If you have an electric dryer, you can have many differentthings that can go wrong causing the dryer not to heat. check out this electric no heat tip...

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SOURCE: Thermal Fuse Blows in Whirlpool Cabrio Dryer I

You got 2 thangs to look at. Bad heat control AD air restrictions.

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