Major Appliances/Electric dryer
Our electric Whirlpool dryer no longer has heat. I looked on youtube and someone said to check your electrical/fuses. He said that dryers have two fuses - one for the drum to turn and one for heat. Our house was built in the 1950s and the electrical has never been updated. We have a fuse box with round fuses that screw in and out. No problem with those. But then there are two black rectangular parts that each look at least 2" x 3" that must conceal fuses, since one of them is designated as being for the dryer. I have no idea how to open it. I pulled it a bit, but then decided maybe I shouldn't. We've changed the round fuses for many years, but I don't ever remember changing any for the dryer. But that may be just one possible cause of the dryer not heating. I watched videos where they remove the back of the dryer and show how to replace the heating element, etc. That may end up being the problem. But I hesitate to buy a heating element until I know if the fuses for the power are OK. Thanks for your help!
Dryers are easily troubleshot when you have a voltage/ohm meter. Do you have one and know how to use it? Most all diagnostics for heating are accessed by the rear of the unit. Got a model number so I can be sure I am instructing correctly?
Waiting to hear from you,
Eric and Ann Campion
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