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I replaced the belt on my dryer and a day later it stopped heating what could this be?

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Thermal fuse which is located inside the back cover panel on the blower wheel housing causes no heat issue in the dryer. Please check it for continuity, you can take a multimeter and test it for continuity between its two pins, no continuity= bad fuse and needs replacement. Please get back to me if you have any other questions.
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If you've ever looked into a toaster when toasting, you'll notice that that thin resistance wire glows red hot which generates the heat. Now imagine that thin wire being red hot and the dryer tumbling, causing constant vibration. It's amazing that the heater resistance wire doesn't break more often!

A pretty handy DIY-er can take the dryer apart and replace the heater wire, but the challenge is getting the stacked unit out in the open somewhere where you can work on it. You need a fair bit of room.

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Caution: Some models used a very poorly designed belt tensioner. If the tensioner is that style, replace it while purchasing the belt.
Appliance parts house counter men are well aware of the problem. The Roper line is made by whirlpool.

http://www.wikihow.com/Replace-a-Dryer-Belt-on-Whirlpool-Models

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