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Manufacturer #: WP3392519 /
Manufactured by: Whirlpool /
Fix #: FIX11741460
Manufacturer #: WP3392519 |
Manufactured by: Whirlpool |
Fix #: FIX11741460
Checked the heating element and found a break in the heating coil. Decided to change the thermal fuse and the the cycling thermostat because of the age of the dryer.
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According to multiple sources on the internet, there are two fuses that commonly cause this problem. I checked the continuity of both and found my thermal fuse had gone out. Replacing was as simple as opening the back of the dryer and unplugging the old fuse and plugging the new one in (this was disconnected from wall power obviously).
Best site I have ever used for repairs. First a list of what parts were needed was provided right from the start, no guessing. I followed all of the video's provided for installation instructions and and that was it. Very easy to make repairs and almost rebuilt my dated dryer to like new condition. Appliance was in very good physical condition just needed new components to bring it back. Highly recommend this site to anyone who can turn a wrench.
well i replaced a lot of parts..but i think it was the the lid switch. but now its brand new..Thanks
Turned off Breaker to DryerUnplugged dryer and disconnected dryer ventunscrewed back panel with 1/4 inch nut driverTook Thermal Fuse off by removing screwTook electrical leads off by using flat blade screw driver to push them off the post.put new fuse in the spot. Hook up the electrical leads to the post by just pushing them onPut back plate back on. Hook up dryer ventPlug back in, flip breaker back on
Remove back cover. Switch out parts (both plug in and affixed by screws) and test. Put back cover on.
First I replace 19 feet of vent under the house that was clogged with lent.The next thing was to repair the least expensive part and that was to repace the fuse.Very easy but still not HOT enought.Next I ordered the heating element. I followed instructions on this site and it was very easy.IT WORKED! YEAI have 10 rental houses and will use this site from now on. Thanks
DISCONTENT THE POWER SUPPLY TO THE DRYER! Take off the back of the dryer with a nut driver. 9 screws to removeLocate thermal fuse. Mine was on the lower part of the exhaust. Remove screw. Disconnect the two wires on the bad thermal fuse. Pop the new thermal fuse in its place. Connect the wires back up and screw into place. Put the back of the dryer back on. Should take you less than one beer to accomplish.
Replaced thermal fuse
I initially thought to replace the heater element, however the website gave me a list of the possible issues, with the probability ratings conveniently listed next to the part numbers. Not knowing exactly which part was needed I decided to replace all three just to be on the safe side. The parts arrived quickly (about five days) and the installation was easy and straightforward. Total cost for this project was about $50 bucks, which sure beats buying a brand new dryer.
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