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Dryer not heating up

My Estate by whirlpool dryer is not heating up. This is the second problem I have had with this dryer. When I put the dryer on 60 mins. it would stop once it reached 30 mins. and I would have to restart the dryer. Now the dryer is running but not heating up. We have checked the heating elements, no problems there. What could be the problem? I would like to do it myself instead of paying a repair man.


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Re: Dryer not heating up

Yup.. Same as a water heater.. Generally will run a constant 120V to the bottom Element and you can see 240 at the top and supply all day.. (Until the reset snaps).. Check for a Thermal and its probably the issue).. Snap disk in the shape of a football, Silver w/2-3 wires I/O.. Be careful if you dont work on 240V or electrical for that matter.(UNPLUG PERIOD)...Mine kicked out the other day when the main lost 120 and the house half quit..

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