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Whirlpool dryer WED5100VQ1 will only heat up or run on automatic setting

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Gas dryers aren't very complicated. Here are some common symptoms you may experience with your dryer.

There's an error code on the digital display

It doesn't work at all
There's no heat
It won't tumble
Drying is too slow
It overheats
It seems to run forever
It's noisy
It won't start
The light doesn't work
My clothes smell bad!
My clothes are marked or torn

Posted on Aug 22, 2008

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SOURCE: whirlpool dryer: supreme Not heating up

Hi thanks for the question. the problem could be the thermal fuse located at the back . remove back panel. on the air duct . a small piece of plastic with 2 blue wires to it . replace the thermal fuse thanks .the appliance doc

Posted on Oct 06, 2008

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SOURCE: Whirlpool duet dryer runs but will not heat.

do you have 240 at the terminal block on the back of the dryer if so check for continuity on the thermostats , thermal fuse and heating element

Posted on Dec 29, 2008

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SOURCE: Whirlpool Gas Dryer keeps running on auto dry setting

When you moved the sensor wire on the moisture sensor may have fallen off.
Remove the front panel and locate the wire and the connection. It will be on the right side near the lint filter vent. If it is still connected your timer has gone bad.

Posted on Mar 26, 2009

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Sounds like you need a heating elemnet. they are easy to replace if you are a little handy.

go to this website,. they will have your "Dryer Heater Element"

Posted on Apr 30, 2009

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