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Whirlpool Dryer Model WED5100VQ1 My dryer started to randomly not heat up until it stopped heating up more than not.

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Old 12-14-2013, 06:41 PM
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Model Number: WED5100VQ1   Brand: Whirlpool   Age: 5 - 10 years   

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Whirlpool Dryer Model WED5100VQ1

My dryer started to randomly not heat up until it stopped heating up more than not. I did some research and used a multimeter on 4 different parts to check for continuity but couldn't definitively tell if there was a problem SO, I bought all four pieces and replaced them all. It STILL isn't heating up 100% of the time.


These are the pieces that I bought and replaced:
Thermal Fuse
Heating Element Assembly
High Limit Thermostat
Cycling Thermostat


What did I miss?
Help!


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Old 12-15-2013, 11:37 AM
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Try replacing the gas valve coils.
There are 2 small parts (cheap) that sit on the control unit at the incoming gas pipe at its connection to the burner area. Easy to replace. Check this excellent video out: Whirlpool 279834 Dryer Gas Valve Coil Kit - AppliancePartsPros.com
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Try replacing the gas valve coils.
There are 2 small parts (cheap) that sit on the control unit at the incoming gas pipe at its connection to the burner area. Easy to replace. Check this excellent video out: Whirlpool 279834 Dryer Gas Valve Coil Kit - AppliancePartsPros.com
It's an electric dryer.
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Bump .... the issue still remains.

Dryer heats on HIGH more often than any other setting, but it's not always heating every time.

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The thermal fuse is in the motor circuit, not the heating circuit. There is a thermall cutoff in the heat circuit but if it was blown, you wouldn't get any heat. Problem could be timer contact or motor switch.

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The thermal fuse is in the motor circuit, not the heating circuit. There is a thermall cutoff in the heat circuit but if it was blown, you wouldn't get any heat. Problem could be timer contact or motor switch.

Eric

Thanks Eric. I'll look into the Timer and/or Motor Switch.
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