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It runs, but no heat

It runs, but there is no heat, the air is cold I checked the heating element. its ok. I found on of the thermostats (the one that is on heating element)I unhooked it. dryer still did not get hot. I am not sure where the other thermostat is. i found what I thought was the thermostat on the blower and unhooked it but the dryer still did not get hot. not sure it is the thermostat anyway.

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  • A Diamond Jun 17, 2008

    Ours did the same thing. Suddenly it just stopped heating. We've replaced both thermostats and the heating element and it still isn't working which makes us think something else must be wrong but what!!!???

  • Anonymous Sep 02, 2008

    It's the operating termostat (NC) in the center of the unit rear. It's located just above the thermostat heater/thermal fuse. Can't find the part though on any web site.

  • kalel540 Sep 13, 2008

    same problem here. did any one solve this?

  • Anonymous Mar 10, 2009

    My dryer runs but does not produce hot air..what's the problem?


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I am having the same problem. Whirlpool dryer is working but not heating. I have checked the heating element, it's fine, the thermal fuse, it's good. I replaced one of the thermostats (the one that is next to the thermal fuse, not the element) and the other thermostat is fine. My dryer does still not heat. I do not understand this...

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I dont believe at this time its anything mentioned at top most people dont realize that dryers are split cuircuts
is this a 220 setup
and if its a 220
the cuircuit breaker for this is set by 110 each one for the heating element one 110 for the guages and motor
goto circuit breaker and flip the breakers this should return your dryer working ability
other thing is are the guages working properly
dryer doesnt have to run to test guages turn to the highest setting and let them run completly threw cycle if they stop on a particular setting for a long length of period then the guages are bad

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