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My Whirlpool Duet dryer is blowing cold air. Where will I

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My Whirlpool Duet dryer is blowing cold air. Where will I find the fuse and thermostast?
JA: Can you guesstimate how old your Whirlpool is? And just to clarify, what's the exact model?
Customer: Approx 7 yrs old.
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: Yes.
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: That's the only thing right now.
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Tyler Z. replied 1 month ago.

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Expert:  Tyler Z. replied 1 month ago.

The first thing you need to do is pull the dryer forward and remove the back access panel where the power cord connects to the back of the dryer. With a multimeter, test and make sure you have 220 volts between the 2 outside power wires from your power cord at the terminal block. The dryer will run but it will not heat with only 110 volts. Other than that, it sounds like your element went bad or your high limit cut out went bad. If you remove the 3 screws along the bottom of the lower front panel, the lower front panel will pull down and off. This will give you access to the heating element canister under the tub on the right side. Unplug the dryer and look on the left side of the heating canister. There are 2 little devices with 2 wires connected to each of them. The one near the back is your cut off. Check the resistance of this part and if it doesn't have continuity through it, it needs to be replaced. Below is a link to the part.


If both those parts have continuity, test the heater for continuity and if it doesn't have continuity, replace the heater.

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