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My neighbor has a whirlpool electric dryer model WED5300vw0. I does not have any power at all. I thought maybe a fuse,relay or main circuit board your thoughts. Please

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First,verify you have 220 volts AC to the terminal block on the back of the dryer.
If 220 volts is not present,repair the incoming voltage circuit.
If 220 volts is present,
Unplug the dryer.
Remove the rear panel.
On the bottom left of the main exhaust duct there is a thermal fuse about 1 and 1/2 inches long by 1/2 inch wide and white in color.
Remove the 2 wires from this fuse and jump them together.
Make sure the metal terminals can not touch anything.
Resume power and start the dryer.
If it works, REPLACE the thermal fuse.
It is not re-settable.
If you have an electric meter and know how to use it,you can set the meter for ohms or continuity and remove the wires from the fuse,touch the meter leads to the 2 fuse terminals.
No reading is a bad fuse.
Replace it.
If the thermal fuse is good,check the door switch for continuity.
No continuity is a bad door switch.

Posted on Sep 04, 2010

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My whirlpool dryer has no heat. the drum turns.


Your issue is;
"my whirlpool dryer has no heat. the drum turns."

Based on the information provided above, I am unable to access my database to provide you with exacting information. A valid model number was not provided. However, I have provided some common solutions to help guide you in your search.

This information is for an electric, generic model dryer only!

My Solution is:

Following this link, http://www.repairclinic.com/SmartSearch/SmartSearch.aspx, provides valuable D.I.Y. safety information on the make and model number of your appliance. In order to access your product information, you will need to enter the model number stamped on the manufacturers product information data tag, located on the unit, and not in the User’s Manual.

Note: A volt-ohm meter is beneficial in performing electrical tests.

Temperature Switch; make sure a positive heat selection has been made, still no heat, then check these:

This link shows disassembly of a version 2 Whirlpool dryer:
http://www.repairclinic.com/0100_16.asp
Power from the house
Heating element
Thermal fuse
Wiring
Power from the house Check to see whether there's power getting to the dryer. Is it plugged in? Check for blown fuses or tripped circuit breakers--your dryer uses two fuses or circuit breakers. The dryer could tumble but not heat if only one of the two fuses is blown. If you have circuit breakers, one of the two circuit breakers can trip, even if the two for the dryer are connected.

Heating element Often a dryer heating element burns out, but doesn't trip the circuit breaker or blow a fuse. The heating element is simply a long coil of special wire. You can check it for continuity with an ohm meter. No continuity means the element is bad and you need to replace it--electric heating elements aren't repairable.

Thermal fuse On many dryers, there's a thermal fuse mounted to the exhaust duct inside the back cover panel. The fuse--which is about an inch long--is usually embedded in black resin and mounted in a white plastic housing. If the fuse has blown, you need to replace it. (You can't re-set it.)

Wiring A common problem is for the main wiring connection from the house, at the dryer, to burn and break its connection. Because the dryer can still tumble with partial power, the connection may be only partially defective. You may need to replace both the power cord to the dryer and the terminal block inside the dryer that the wire is attached to.


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