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    • Part Number: AP4046564
    • MFG Part Number: 37001139
    • Made by: Whirlpool
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We smelled a burning smell and then the dryer would not work at all. Is there a particular cause for this that can be repaired?

Tina for Model Number SDE3606AYW

ANSWER Hi Tina. You need to remove the power and UN hook the unit. Look at the terminal block. See if the wires there have an issue. Dryer cord part # TJ5656 3- Prong. 4-Prong is part # TJ1006. Terminal Block is part # 61923. If this is ok, then remove the front panel. Use a flashlight and look at the bottom lt. rear area. This is where the heater and thermostat is. The gray wire has a habit of not being connected tight and creates the issue. Use a volt/ohm meter part # TJMA-DM1 to see if the thermostat is open. If so then test the heater repair kit is part # 37001139. It comes with the thermostats (thermal fuse and hi-limit). Make sure the dryer front panel blower seal is all intact so it does not draw in fresh cool air into the blower hsg. causing the thermostat to cycle improperly. Thank You. 

Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com   |   Tuesday, March 13, 2012

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