Question about Whirlpool Dryers
If everything else works and only no heat it's probably the heating element. you can find instructions on the Internet on how to access the heating element. Test it with a multimeter on Ohms (resistance) setting. Touch the two probes of the multimeter to the two legs of the heating element. If the meter shows no continuity, element should be replaced. How that helps.
Posted on Dec 26, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Make sure that the vents are cleaned to include outside. Where it hook on to the dryer make sure that the housing is cleaned also. That should take care of the problem. Thankyou and if you need more help let us know.
Posted on Mar 16, 2009
SOURCE: dryer does not release any heat
Is yours the gas model? If so I need you to look for some things. Open back door panel and see if while trying to light the igniter is glowing orange. Sea Breeze
Posted on May 22, 2009
when you say heat up is it at least getting warm...
you may have a igniter gone bad or your thermostat may have failed... your igniter is what has to ignite the gas to burn to make it hot. If its electric then your heating coil has failed and needs to be replaced
Posted on Jun 09, 2009
By far, on that machine the "thermal fuse" accounts for more than 50% of all heating problems.
Unplug machine and remove back cover. On the air chute in the middle back of the dryer you will see a small narrow bakelite device with 2 wires connected to it. It is held in with 1 screw.
You will need an ohm meter to test it, or remove it and have an
appliance parts house test it for you. If bad replace.
Whirlpool part #3392519.
The second common problem on that dryer is the heating element and can be checked with an ohm meter as well.
On rare occasions one side of the 230 volt supply is out.
The side running the motor is o.k. but the heater side has lost power.
Caution: your dealing with 230 volts here. remove plug receptacle cover and check with a volt meter for power.
Posted on Nov 03, 2009
First check the power coming in, you need 240 volts. 120 to neutral on both sides and 240 across both. If you are not comfortable with a VOM volt ohm meter call somebody who is.
Be aware when every you remove a panel you will be exposed to sharp surfaces. Unplug first and be careful!
Whirlpool dryers have a thermal fuse inside the back of the dryer, if this is open the dryer will not heat. You will need to check this with a meter it should be closed. A quick and dirty way to check it, remove it and wire it in a circuit with like a flashlite or radio. the flashlite or radio should work, this is a dirty way to check fuses if you dont have a meter.
While you have the dryer open, vacuum it out and clean the venting.
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Posted on Dec 30, 2009
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