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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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Re: Whirlpool Dryer
« Reply #20 on: August 04, 2009, 09:14:40 AM »
A faulty breaker will give you s-fits trying to figure out a heating problem.

Is it possible that I switched some wires on the thermistor or the high limit thermostat or something?  This thing is driving me crazy.  I am supposed to have continuity to all items correct?

Please help!

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Re: Whirlpool Dryer
« Reply #21 on: August 04, 2009, 02:56:47 PM »
any part you find open will more than likely be the problem.
on the heater element is a couple of limits too.
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Re: Whirlpool Dryer
« Reply #22 on: August 04, 2009, 05:51:18 PM »
any part you find open will more than likely be the problem.
on the heater element is a couple of limits too.

I have continuity on all parts.  I removed and check the heating element and that is not broken.  Is there a wiring diagram that I can follow.  Some of the wires have stripes on them.  I just do not get why it is not heating

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Re: Whirlpool Dryer
« Reply #23 on: August 04, 2009, 06:17:15 PM »
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 #24 on: August 04, 2009, 06:33:31 PM »
A loose connection at the power cord where it attaches to the dryer can cause intermittent heat problems. So can a faulty breaker.
The answer lies within.

I checked the connection within and it seems secure.  I guess I will have to replace the breaker and see what happens

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Re: Whirlpool Dryer
« Reply #25 on: August 04, 2009, 07:07:58 PM »
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Re: Whirlpool Dryer
« Reply #26 on: August 04, 2009, 07:55:47 PM »
If you have power to the unit and all of the various safety's and element is checking out ok, then you need to check the timer. The large red wire going into the timer is the weakest point, it draws a tremendous amount of current from the heater element and is the most frequent failure point in the timer. Remove the large red wire on the terminal marked RH on the timer. Slowly turn the timer and check for continuity between the RH terminal and every terminal on the timer. If you cannot get a continuity reading at any point in any cycle, then the contact inside the timer is burned up. Timer replacement will be nessesary.\
EDIT: this would have been a good answer IF you had a timer. LOL. I have no idea about these lame ass mexitronics.  :rofl:
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Re: Whirlpool Dryer
« Reply #27 on: August 04, 2009, 08:01:23 PM »
A voltmeter costs less than a breaker...instructions included.
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Re: Whirlpool Dryer
« Reply #28 on: August 19, 2009, 09:10:20 AM »
I have a whirlpool dryer 9868KQ2 which had a bad thermistor.  I changed the bad thermistor and  cleaned out the vent that was clogged.  Now I do not get any heat.  I have checked all other items and have continuity in all.  What could be the problem?

One last time before I junk this guy.  I have changed everything short of the control board.  I have checked everything but get no heat.  The dryer runs great.  Everything seems to be working properly.  I went into test mode and the control board seems to be working properly.   Could I have reversed some wires by mistake?  I would love to fix this puppy as I have invested in new parts HELP

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Re: Whirlpool Dryer
« Reply #29 on: August 19, 2009, 09:14:53 AM »
They had issues with the control board on some of them dryers. maybe you could get a free control.
Mr someone can give ya a number to call. I know we got a free one down at the shop.
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