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Whirlpool Dryer runs but doesn't get hot or dry


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#1 jareddmattfled

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Posted 03 June 2005 - 02:17 PM

Hey I have a whirlpool dryer that starts and runs but the clothes do not get dry or hot... I have read post and other articles and most of everything points to the Thermostat (s) or coils... how ever when I took off the back panel there seem to be 2 thermostats and 1 cutoff switch how do I know which is bad if they are bad or if it is my coil??? or if that Isn't the problem then what might it be??

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Posted 03 June 2005 - 05:25 PM

You will need to test each with an ohm meter to see which is open..
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Posted 03 June 2005 - 05:59 PM

Thank you for the respones but when I test it with an ohm meter how will I know what is good and what is bad??? what will the ohm meter register if a thermostat is good? and if bad?

 

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Posted 03 June 2005 - 06:02 PM

with the dryer unplugged,, remove the wires from each part and see if the ohm meter needle moves to the right.  If the needle does not move, the part is bad.  If you do not remove the wires they will read good since you would be reading the whole dryer.  On the element be sure to use a higher setting on the meter since it is higher resistance and the needle will not move even if it is good.
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Posted 06 June 2005 - 02:56 PM

Do you know that you have 220 volts going to the dryer?  Carefully remove the cover from the wires feeding power to the dryer.  With volt meter check from red to white, then from black to white (if 3 wire setup).  Should show 110 volts from each side (hot leads) to middle (ground/nueutral).  Outside to outside ( RED TO BLACK) SHOULD SHOW 220 VOLTS.

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Posted 29 June 2005 - 06:40 PM

Do not jump any safety devices, test them with the proper test equipment.  Also we do not advise the improper way of testing or working on appliances in this forum, these are people who could hurt their property and themselves if following posts such as this.  Post the proper way of testing, the professional approach to appliance repair.
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