Whirlpool Dryer Model SEDS800HQ0

dwstag

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The dryer has run fine for years, but stopped heating up and drying clothes yesterday. Everything else seems fine as the timer is still working and the drum still tumbling, but clothes are juts air drying as there is no heat being produced. Trying to determnine the best plan of attack. If it is simple and faily cheap, I will repair. If involved and expensive, I will buy new. PLease advise. Thanks for the assistance.
 

Jake

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Hi,

If its running and not heating then its possibly your thermal cut-off.

Unplug your dryer, pull it out from the wall, take the back panel off.

I would start by checking for continuity on your thermal cut-off. If you don't have an ohm meter take the wires off and jump it, use alligator clips OR electrical tape to tape them together, just for testing, DON'T RUN IT THAT WAY FOR A CYCLE IF IT WORKS!

Here is a photo of the back of your dryer without the back access panel on:

#1 is your thermal cut-off.

Here's the one for your model you can order:
Part#279816



Let me know what you find.

Jake
 
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