Question about Whirlpool Inglis IP8200 Dryer
Are you getting any heat at all when the dryer's running? You'll have to trick the safety's while the dryers running- do this at your own risk & V-E-R-Y CAREFULLY.
If the dry is 220 VAC, only the low temp heater may be working & the high temp heater gone- if that's the case, replace the appropriate coil.
If the dryer was set up for 120 VAC it's the thermostat
You may consider replacing all 3 units if you plan on keeping the dryer for the next dew years, by taking that approach you've done a rebuild leaving only two other components to fail in the future. The last time I had to do this, the thermo and two heater coils were cheap- about $40 for all for an Appliance Parts warehouse, just check you phone book for small appliance repair parts.
I hope this helps.
Posted on Sep 13, 2009
The heating element have got old and brittle over time and finally gave up the ghost. But it is not always the element. It could be one of the safety Hi-limits have blown. All parts of the dryer will have continuity if its working properly. Test for continuity by using a meter set on Ohms,or use a poor man's meter. You can make your own poor man's meter by using an ordinary flashlight . Break the circuit in the flashlight and add a couple of wires to it so that you can make the light come on in the flashlight, that's right hot wire that flashlight. When the bulb lights up you have a circuit! You now have a poor man's meter. The next step is to check each little gizmo on the dryer that the wires attach to. All the limits attached to the side of the heat element, the door switch (when door is closed) etc.should have continuity (closed circuit)(the light should come on in the poor man's meter) If you come across an thing near the blower housing with 2 wires attached to it, that is a thermal limit, a safety or a control thermostat (So as not to get a false circuit you need to remove one of the wires to each thing you check) Look for lint buildup or blocked vent going out the house. If everything is good and you have paid the electric bill, then the timer could be bad.
Posted on Sep 13, 2009
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