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  • Anonymous Nov 21, 2007

    dryer runs but no heat

  • b2rad Nov 30, 2007

    got the same problem but my whirlpool dryer is a model # let7848dqo



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Do you have a voltage meter?? if so with the back off and the unit running on high heat check the voltage at the heating element if 0 volts unplug unit and lookup the left side of the element casing and you will see a thermal fuse check to see if it is good it should be closed across the terminals it is the size of a nickel or so. you can jumper it out to see if the element is good If it is bad the part # you need is a 279769 which includes a new hi limit stat NOTE*** this is a one time thermal fuse the main cause for this to blow is a clogged up vent system so check your vent and clean if needed

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