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5 year old whirpool gas dryer heat shuts off after running for 10-15 min. Changed the thermal fuse.

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Well you know you have heat for a little while so this must be something that quits when it heats up but runs when it cools back down. The ignitor is working and the flame sensor. The only other thing in that same circuit is those operator coils.5 year old whirpool gas dryer heat shuts off after - e48860d.jpg They will quit when hot. They cool off and work some more. Replace those guys and your troubles will be ova.fec351c.jpg

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