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Whirlpool dryer LEQ8000JQ3 does not heat when drying

Wondering if the thermal fuse or heating element (or both) need replacing

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  • sgaal Dec 12, 2008

    It was a broken heating element coil ...

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You can check which one you need to replace by using an ohm meater. You usually dont have to replace both.

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Proper Voltage

If your dryer won't heat up, it's possible that it is not being supplied with the proper voltage. Here are three ways to make sure power is getting to your dryer: First, make sure your dryer is plugged in. Next, check the circuit breaker panel to make sure all the circuit breakers are in the correct positions. Finally, check to make sure no fuses in your fuse panel are blown. Any of these could explain why power is not getting to your dryer.

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Another possible cause for a dryer not heating up could be attributed to a faulty thermal fuse. Once a dryer's thermal fuse has blown, it is no longer of any use. If your dryer's fuse is blown, you will have to replace it. Open up your dryer's cabinet and locate its thermal fuse so that you can test it.
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