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Old 04-05-2010, 09:13 PM   #1
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Whirlpool gas clothes dryer not heating ???


Where should I start? Whirlpool Gas dryer stopped heating and is not drying the clothes. All other gas appliances are working fine. Where should I start to look?

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Old 04-05-2010, 11:58 PM   #2
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first check that the lint filter is cleaned. next inspect the duct and vent lines and the cap on the exterior.

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Old 04-06-2010, 02:05 PM   #3
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All checked and clear. We are pretty anal about cleaning the filter with every load. No build-up seen in the pipe exiting the dryer to outdoors.

Whats the most common problem with gas dryers? ignitor or something else? Tonight I plan on taking the dryer out so I can get a good look around.

Any suggestions are greatly appreciated
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Old 04-07-2010, 08:56 AM   #4
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Well last night I took the dryer out of the laundry room so I had room to work. Opened up the cabinet, vacuumed everything out real well. Pocketed the loose change I found.

moved it back into place still no heat. it can never be that easy!

Researched internet and found the likely culprit to be the THERMAL fuse.
I found that when I removed it there was a wad of lint stuck to the backside of it. I jumpered the blown fuse and the dryer fired right up.

Called the service center and the fuse can be gotten for less than $10. So I am happy as can be and we can get back to doing the laundry.
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Old 10-18-2010, 11:27 PM   #5
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where is the thermal fuse located
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back of the dryer

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