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Re: Whirlpool Dryer
« Reply #10 on: July 26, 2009, 09:54:40 PM »
What was the original problem with the dryer before you replace the thermistor?



No Heat ....the vent was clogged

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Re: Whirlpool Dryer
« Reply #11 on: July 26, 2009, 10:04:01 PM »
So then the part you replaced did not repair the dryer as it still has the same problem, correct?

The first thing I would do on any electric dryer with no heat is to check the voltage to the dryer.

You should have 240 volts. If you only have 120 volts the dryer can run and not heat as the motor only needs 120 volts.

Next I would ohm out the two thermo cut outs that are on the side of the heating element.

If one of them is bad you will have to order the kit, part number: 279769.
The kit includes both thermostats and both must be replaced even though just the one is bad.

If the thermo cut outs are ok then I would move on to the heating element, part number: 3387747


WHIRLPOOL 3387747 Dryer Heating Element, AP2947033




You can ohm the heating element or pull it out and look at element for a open spot.

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Re: Whirlpool Dryer
« Reply #12 on: July 26, 2009, 10:05:54 PM »
Lets take a closer look:
Whirlypool dryer repair pix
« Last Edit: July 26, 2009, 10:08:31 PM by JWWebster »
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Re: Whirlpool Dryer
« Reply #13 on: July 26, 2009, 10:15:42 PM »
Lets take a closer look:
Whirlypool dryer repair pix

Nice JW, but that is not the style dryer they have.
But then if you would have looked up the model number you would have known that. :)

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Re: Whirlpool Dryer
« Reply #14 on: July 26, 2009, 11:11:08 PM »
So then the part you replaced did not repair the dryer as it still has the same problem, correct?

The first thing I would do on any electric dryer with no heat is to check the voltage to the dryer.

You should have 240 volts. If you only have 120 volts the dryer can run and not heat as the motor only needs 120 volts.

Next I would ohm out the two thermo cut outs that are on the side of the heating element.

If one of them is bad you will have to order the kit, part number: 279769.
The kit includes both thermostats and both must be replaced even though just the one is bad.

If the thermo cut outs are ok then I would move on to the heating element, part number: 3387747

You can ohm the heating element or pull it out and look at element for a open spot.



So there is continuity in all circuts.  I'm not sure what I am missing.  I did a visual on the heating element and it looks good.  It has continuity.  Are there any circuts that should be open?

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Re: Whirlpool Dryer
« Reply #15 on: July 26, 2009, 11:28:58 PM »
Did you remove the filter housing on this PRINCESS dryer. The DOTT dryer is featured in my pix. Their is another duct fuse behind the filter housing and you must remove that filter housing to get to it. It looks just like this burner tube fuse. While you have that filter housing off wash it out. Clear the lint from the rest of the dryer.
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Re: Whirlpool Dryer
« Reply #16 on: July 26, 2009, 11:43:24 PM »
Did you remove the filter housing on this PRINCESS dryer. The DOTT dryer is featured in my pix. Their is another duct fuse behind the filter housing and you must remove that filter housing to get to it. It looks just like this burner tube fuse. While you have that filter housing off wash it out. Clear the lint from the rest of the dryer.

Yes the thermal fuse is there and the thermistor is there

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Re: Whirlpool Dryer
« Reply #17 on: July 27, 2009, 07:33:46 AM »
Did you remove the filter housing on this PRINCESS dryer. The DOTT dryer is featured in my pix. Their is another duct fuse behind the filter housing and you must remove that filter housing to get to it. It looks just like this burner tube fuse. While you have that filter housing off wash it out. Clear the lint from the rest of the dryer.

Yes there are two items behind the housing ....a thermstor and a high limt fuse.

As of now all of the sudden after running a bit the unit began to heat.  What could cause that?

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Re: Whirlpool Dryer
« Reply #18 on: July 27, 2009, 08:00:48 AM »
A loose connection at the power cord where it attaches to the dryer can cause intermittent heat problems. So can a faulty breaker.
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Re: Whirlpool Dryer
« Reply #19 on: July 27, 2009, 11:22:25 AM »
A faulty breaker will give you s-fits trying to figure out a heating problem.
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