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Whirlpool Dryer Doesn't Heat

LG5551XTW0

The 8 most common part(s) or condition(s) which cause the symptom Dryer doesn't heat are listed below starting with the most likely. Check or test each item and watch any available videos.

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Thermal Fuse - Part # 2986 Mfg Part # 3392519

Thermal Fuse

RepairClinic Item # 2986

If the dryer doesn't heat, but the drum turns, check the thermal fuse(s). The thermal fuse protects the dryer from overheating and helps to prevent fires. If the thermal fuse is blown, it will have to be replaced.

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Thermal Fuse - Part # 529543 Mfg Part # 341196

Thermal Fuse

RepairClinic Item # 529543

If the dryer doesn't heat, but the drum turns, check the thermal fuse(s). The thermal fuse protects the dryer from overheating and helps to prevent fires. If the thermal fuse is blown, it will have to be replaced.

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Gas Valve Solenoid - Part # 3479 Mfg Part # 279834

Gas Valve Solenoid

RepairClinic Item # 3479

The gas valve has two or more electric solenoids which open the valve to let the gas flow into the burner assembly. If the dryer doesn't heat one or more of the solenoids may be defective. If the igniter glows for 90 seconds but the burner flame doesn't light, replace these coils as a set.

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Dryer Igniter - Part # 3415 Mfg Part # 279311

Dryer Igniter

RepairClinic Item # 3415

If the dryer doesn't heat, the igniter might be burned out. Check the igniter for continuity with an ohm meter. Dryer igniters burn out over time, similar to a light bulb.

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Flame Sensor - Part # 2681 Mfg Part # 338906

Flame Sensor

RepairClinic Item # 2681

Gas dryers have a flame sensor to detect the heat given off by the flame. If the dryer doesn't heat, the flame sensor might be defective. Check the flame sensor for continuity. This is not as common as a burned out igniter or thermal fuse.

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High Limit Thermostat - Part # 2933 Mfg Part # 279048

High Limit Thermostat

RepairClinic Item # 2933

Although not common, if the dryer doesn't heat the high limit thermostat can be defective. It can be checked for continuity. If the thermostat is "open" the dryer doesn't heat.

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Cycling Thermostat - Part # 2893 Mfg Part # 3387134

Cycling Thermostat

RepairClinic Item # 2893

The cycling thermostat regulates the temperature of the air in the dryer. If the dryer doesn't heat it may be caused by a defective cycling thermostat. This is not common.

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Timer - Part # 526777 Mfg Part # 3394734

Timer

RepairClinic Item # 526777

The timer is normally not at fault if the dryer doesn't heat. In many situations where timers are replaced they end up being returned. Check all of the more common components in this troubleshooting guide before replacing the timer.

 

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