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Dryer runs but no longer heats

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SOURCE: dryer timer is not working and won't heat but runs fine

check the ignitor. That's a very common cause for no heat in a gas dryer. other possibilities are the coils, or it could be that you have a bad fuse in the dryer.

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It sounds like your heating element has broken. There are several links provided on this site on how to replace it. You might want to take a look at to purchase a new one. He has pretty good prices on the element.

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Check thermal fuse. After that check the thermostats and finally the element. In your case the Whirlpool built Super Capacity has two thermal switches located in the heater box and a cycling thermostat. If replacing thermal fuse did not do the job, test the thermostats for continuity using a multimeter. Additionally to the three thermostats mentioned before , there is an high-limit thermostat. See the diagram below to locate parts. If any of the thermostats is open at room temperature (it reads infinity), replace the part. Heating element is also tested checking continuity.

After repairing, remove all lint from air ducts, that is the primary cause for overheating. Ensure also that the fan is working. If fan is not working the thermostats will blow.

Here diagram, click on picture to enlarge:


  • Thermal fuse is part 7.
  • Thermal limiters part 8.
  • Cycling thermostat is part 9
  • High limit part 15
  • Heating element is part 17.

Here an article explaining how to troubleshoot the problem.

Here parts and diagrams for one of the Super Capacity Plus dryers: WED5300SQ0, enter your own model number in part seller page to be sure that you order the right part.



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