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My Whirlpool dryer will not heat up I replaced the thermostat and the element is good. So what can be the problem?

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Did you check the thermal fuse? The dryer must have 240V for the heating element to work. Just because the dryer will run doesn't mean that the fuse is not bad. It is located on or near the exhaust duct just inside the back of the dryer. It is about one inch long. Check it with an ohm meter for continuity. If there is no continuity, then replace the thermal fuse. When you say that you replaced the thermostat, are you referring to the high limit thermostat? Hope this helps and best wishes.

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