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I AM A COMPLETE NOVICE---- I HAVE A WHIRLPOOL DRYER THAT TUMBLES AND I BELIEVE IT HAS AN AN EXHAUST BUT THE HEATER ISN'T HEATING UP TO DRY THE CLOTHES NOW THE HEATING ELEMENT DOESN'T LOOK LIKE IT SHOULD BE REMOVED. I BELIEVE THERE ARE SOME FUSES THAT CAN'T BE RESET AND NEED TO BE REPLACED WITH FSP PARTS. I DON'T KNOW WHAT THEY LOOK LIKE OR WHERE THERE LOCATED.

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There are some thermal fuses located near the heating element, on the outside of the heating element housing, or some of them have the fuses on the blower housing. Check the element by ohming it out with a meter, if open, replace element. The dryer needs to have an un-obstructed air exhaust shorter then 15 feet from the dryer to vent properly when drying clothes.

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