Whirlpool Dryer Not Heating | How to fix | Solution

whirlpool dryer not heating | How to fix | Solution

My electric whirlpool dryer stopped heating. I took the dryer apart and found the heating element to be the problem. I ordered the OEM heating element and replaced it myself. You will need to test other components in the dryer to make sure the element is the issue. We will show you how to remove and replace the whirlpool dryer heating element below.

whirlpool dryer not heating
whirlpool dryer not heating

I was putting clothes in my dryer and found that it had turned on but there was no heat from the dryer. I would run a cycle and the clothes were not dry and still wet. I unplugged the dryer with electricity and checked all parts with my OHM meter. I tested the thermal fuse, thermostat, wiring and element. I found out why there was no heat in the dryer. There was a break in the heating element coil indicating that it is defective. See picture below…

Check heating element for breakdown in coil

whirlpool dryer not heating How to fix Solution
whirlpool dryer not heating How to fix Solution

Note: Be sure to test all parts before replacing the heating element. The whirlpool dryer may have a faulty thermostat, thermal fuse, clogged vent line, voltage issue or other wiring issues.

Buy an OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) heating element, replacing the heating element on your Whirlpool dryer. If you buy a cheaper element for your whirlpool dryer, it probably won’t last more than 6 months. Although this will vary. We recommend using an OEM dryer heating element as it is constructed with thicker coil wire and will last longer. When ordering the element, look for the Whirlpool “Factory Certified Parts” sticker.

How to test a WHIRLPOOL driver heating management
When there is no heat in your dryer, check to see if any coil has broken on the heating element. If the coils are broken, the element needs to be replaced. If no coils are broken, use an ohm meter on the two leads of the element and test for continuity. If there is no continuity, the heating element is defective and needs to be replaced. Testing of the heating element with a multimeter will indicate whether the element is faulty and there is no heating issue. If you have problems using an ohm meter,

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Testing a Dryer Heating Element with a Meter
Need help finding a heating element for your whirlpool dryer? Here are some different heating elements that will work with most whirlpool dryers. Remember to choose an element called Whirlpool “factory certified parts” as these will last longer and will not be from any third party.
Whirlpool Dryer Heating Element

Whirlpool Dryer Not Heating | How to Remove and Replace

  •  Remove the power from your whirlpool dryer.
  •  Remove the vent from the back of the dryer.
  • Reach behind the dryer.
  • Remove all screws on the back of the dryer.
  • Remove the back panel to access the element.
  • Disconnect the wiring harness from the components to reach the element housing. (If necessary, label the wires to retouch correctly)
  • Remove the screws holding the heating element housing.
  • Slide the faulty heating element housing downward and outward.
  • Slide the new heating element back.
  • Attach it with the screws you just removed.
  • Retouch the wires to the components.
  • Place the back panel in the back and secure it with the screws provided.
  • Reattach vent behind dryer.
  • Slide dryer back into place.
  • Plug in the dryer and run a test to see if the dryer is heating up now.

How to change a heating element for a whirlpool dryer
Need help with some parts or heating element in your whirlpool dryer? Tell us your point by commenting below. We will do our best to help you with your dryer problem.


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