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I have a whirl pool propane dryer and the heat is not

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I have a whirl pool propane dryer and the heat is not working to dry the clothes. Should I fix the dryer or buy a new dryer?

Contractor's Assistant: Can you guesstimate how old your Whirlpool is? And just to clarify, what's the exact model?

Around 18 to 20 years and it is gas

Contractor's Assistant: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?

No.

Contractor's Assistant: Anything else we should know to help you best?

At the moment no.

Submitted: 1 year ago.Category: Appliance
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Appliance Technician: Tyler Z., Appliance Doc replied 1 year ago

If the dryer still sounds normal and is in good condition, I would think it's worth fixing. These older Whirlpool units were built to last. Typically when the dryer stops heating on a gas unit, it's because the gas coils have gotten weak and need to be replaced, or a thermal fuse has failed because the vent through your house is getting clogged. It would probably cost about $150 to fix either issue if you called a technician out, but I'd expect another 5-10 years if you did fix it----unless you hear something else going out on the dryer like a lot of rumbling or squeaking etc...

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Hello again. I'm just following up because I haven't heard back from you and I see this question is still open and unrated. Is there anything else I can help you with?

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