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How do you fix the heating coil on a whirlpool dryer?

I have a whirlpool dryer that isnt producing heat while the drum tumbles. I have tested the coil and get 0 resistance. The thermal fuse also gives 0 resistance. what resistance should the thermastats give at room temp? I assume 0 and they do. Im lost on this one. Power goes to everything but it just wont work. Any appliance repair gurus out there know what i can try?

Asked By: powerthirst2 - 1/7/2011
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Ok I'm in the UK, but guessing that the Whirlpool dryers in the Us are similar... More
Answered By: AIDEN - 1/7/2011
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I don't think you're using the multitester correctly. The coil is a resistance element, much like the heating element in your toaster,and it should never read zero ohms. If the element has burned through (the usual cause of failure to heat) it should read infinity as ohms. If it's OK, I'd guess around 300 but that's... More
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Answered By: Doug Boyd - 1/7/2011
 
Did you visually inspect the heating coil? It looks like a giant light bulb filament. On my Wp it on a platform inside of a chute, which can be removed by removing a couple screws and unplugging a couple wires. {and just like a light bulb filament, it can melt apart.} Very easy to replace. When I did it, the... More
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Answered By: SumDude - 1/7/2011
 
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