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Old whirlpool dryer, replaced heati element, hearda pop no power

I have an old whirlpool dryer, I replaced the heating element because it had a break in it and i had power before, but no heat! So I turn on the dryer after putting the element in and put it back together, turned it on and heard a pop and the dryer completely won't turn on now! Not sure what happened! I guess something blew!

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Check the white thermal fuse in the rear usually this will be the problem when nothin occurs like u stated, if this is it i would clean your venting and ducting as these blow bbecause of that hope this helps... u must replace this part it is not resetable.

Posted on Feb 06, 2010

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    dont call sears lol i would check the thermal fuse first part number 3392519 u can get a pic of it at repairclinic.com..

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Sounds like you have a direct short to ground. Could be a timer problem or a motor problem or a wiring problem.. Best to call a reputable service company such as Sears.

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