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Dryer spins but wont heat - element okay

I replaced the heating element and the thermal fuse and still no heat- I checked all of the visible connections in the rear of the dryer and they all had the proper current. I am assuming the problem is coming from the dryer selector switch? Is there something else that should be checked? Also, I tried to take off the front panel to check on the dryer switch but I could not remove the washer selector switch to access the dryer switch- any help would be appreciated...thanks!

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  • kappa06 May 29, 2008

    Thanks for the quick response...where is the dryer main fuse? Still no luck with the washer knob...it just keeps spinning counter clockwise. Thanks

  • Anonymous Jan 25, 2009

    how do i get to the heating element?

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I have a 88752 stackable washer and dryer and have no heat, any solutions?

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HAVE YOU CHECKED THE MAIN FUSE FOR THE DRYER?WHITE AROUND THE SIDES AND DARK IN MIDDLE,UNSCREW THE KNOB COUNTER CLOCK WISE TO REMOVE KNOB,SHOULD BE 2 SCREWS HOLDING TIMER REMOVE THEM AND THE PANEL SIDE SCREWS,THANKS-MIKE

Posted on May 29, 2008

  • MIKE major May 29, 2008

    PUSH IN ON THE KNOB AND TURN COUNTER CLOCK WISE,MAIN FUSE IS ON THE BACH OF DRYER,I THINK IF YOU TAKE THE ELECTRIC CORD PLATE OFF YOU WILL SEE IT

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When dryer does not heat, or heats too slow, that means that there is a problem either with the heating element, the thermal fuse

Unfortunately the only solution is testing and eventually replacing either the heathing element or the thermal fuse. Both jobs must be performed by a technician.

If you insert model number here you can get replacement parts and exploded view.


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

Wiring Acommon problem is for the main wiring connection from the house, at thedryer, to burn and break its connection. Because the dryer can stilltumble with partial power, the connection may be only partiallydefective. You may need to replace both the power cord to the dryer andthe terminal block inside the dryer that the wire is attached to.

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