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No heat I have 2 Whirlpool Dryers and neither of them produce heat! After replacing the heating element approx. 1 year ago it stopped again!!! I bought another used Whirlpool Electric Dryer and it worked at the house which I purchased it but stopped almost shortly after I hooked it up :s I was thinking that the Fuse breaker has a short of some sort in it because, after cleaning all the lint traps, etc., I pulled out the breaker containing the fuse [old style yes I know :( ]. I then switched the fuse, which was not blown, and snapped it back into place and the dryer started to run again....BUT with no heat! I have them both running now (thinking it was the breaker holding the fuse (must be thrown)!!! But now the problem is still no heat and I am hoping that I don't have to replace the heating element again because that is the whole reason why I have 2 dryers...because the element would have cost me almost as much as I paid for another, newer, used dryer :( Is there similar problems in these models or do you think that the, possibly, thrown fuse breaker has caused a short is one of the thermostats, fuses, etc.? Please help give me some advice :) The two model numbers are (starting with the older one): (1) Whirlpool model number: YLER5637EQ2 (2) and the newer Whirlpool model number: YLEQ5000KQ1

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Try testing the voltage across both fuses. The time you swapped fuses, and the motor ran without heat indicates to me that one of your hot leads is not getting voltage. On a three wire system, you should have two 110v leads and a common. Make sure that the cord is connected properly, and the same for the receptacle that you plug into. Test the receptacle as well for proper voltage and a good common ground.
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