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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!

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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?

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Eric and Ann Campion

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