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    • Part Number: AP4242472
    • MFG Part Number: LA-1053
    • Made by: Whirlpool
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My Whirlpool dryer quit getting hot, still runs, just won't heat. Coils on the element don't look burned. What would the next thing to look for?


ANSWER Hello Becky, Without a model number, all I can do is throw out a few components to test. It would NOT be the thermal fuse because if it opens the dryer will not run. It COULD be the heating element, the centrifugal switch in the motor, the safety thermostat, the temperature switch, the cycling or high limit thermostats, (one or the other), or the timer. You could also have lost one leg of voltage. This loss could occur at the breaker box, the receptacle, the power cord, or the terminal block. These are of course just general things to check. If you want to post a model number, we can get specific. 

Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com   |   Friday, August 24, 2012

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