Dryer Mod WED5100VQ0 S/N MM4447090
I have a whirlpool dryer that was working (tumbler turns on) just fine on one load, then I loaded it again and nothing when I push the start button. The drum light is on, so there is power. Since I thought maybe there might be a restriction in the vent that goes up and out of the basement, I disconnected the vent completely from the back of the dryer so it vents out into the basement for now for troubleshooting. I thought it might be hot, so I'll let things cool down a few hours. I opened the top cover with a putty knife, but I don't see much on top except wires from the control panel going down the back. Is there a thermal fuse in this dryer, and if so, where is it located? I remember having problems similar to this with another dryer (Maytag Performa I think) that cut off once and after I cleared the lint from the tubing going out of the house, things worked much better.