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 Posted: Thu Nov 18th, 2010 05:14 am
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GE Spacemaker WSM2420TCAWW with serial number starting with ZF meaning manufactured in Dec 2003.

The dryer doesn't dry. Spins but no heat. With the doors open and pressing down on the door switch I also notice that it doesn't seem to be blowing any air.

I double checked the breakers at the electrical panel and they have not jumped. The electrical plug looks fine too.

Help? Hoping to get any tips and advice.

Planning on opening the back and checking on the heat element. How do you open the back and is it simple?

Got this link from a previous post on fixing the washer; http://c.searspartsdirect.com/lis_png/PLDM/G0208648-00006.png

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bruce316 wrote: .. I also notice that it doesn't seem to be blowing any air...

that may be the cause of your problem,

The Blower Wheel is driven directly from the Shaft of the Drum Motor.

Either the Blower Wheel is damaged, or the Vent System is totally clogged ...

Causing a Thermal Fuse to blow..

WSM2420TCAWW

looks like it's a Thin Twin combo made by Whirlpool



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Thanks for the reply. My exhaust vent is not completely straight. There is a dip in the pipe so it is possible lint(or rat nest) got built up there.

So do I just swap out the Thermal Fuse?
(#294 on this diagram; http://c.searspartsdirect.com/lis_png/PLDM/G0208648-00007.png )

I'll also try to fish out the vent pipe with my plumbing snake. Pipe is about 10 ft long.

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Is the drum suppose to still turn if the Thermal Fuse blew? After reading the FAQ, it seems to imply that the dryer won't run at all if the Thermal Fuse is bad.

What other part could it be with my symptoms? I see there's also a Thermal Block and Thermostat in the diagram.

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bruce316 wrote: ... do I just swap out the Thermal Fuse?
(#294 on this diagram...

after the Vent is cleared and the air-flow is good

# 294 Thermal Fuse only protects the Heating Element on that model.

 



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