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I have a Whirlpool Drier LTE5243DQ3 Serial number ML3002284 & no heat when turned on. Do I need to replace the Element or is there a fuse inside the cabinet?

This machine is part of a combination washer & drier on a Yacht so 110/120 volt. Very rarely used. Washing machine is fine. Drier spins but no heat.

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    David Zwicker Sep 13, 2019

    Replaced the heating element but still no heat. Was the fuse. Cheapest part.



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