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My dryer heats up and after a few minutes it stops turning but still gets hot. What could the problem be? its a whirlpool cabrio model wed6200sw1.

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It will stop tumbling but still heats?

Posted on Dec 06, 2012

  • rcg18 Dec 06, 2012

    Yes that is exactly what it does. It still heats but stops turning after a few minutes. And it keeps blowing the thermal fuse. I have already replaced the thermostat cut off. And the thermal fuse blew again. Any help would be appreciated.

  • Richard Roth
    Richard Roth Dec 06, 2012

    So you are going to need to replace your element. The element should NEVER heat unless the motor is spinning--- there is a centripetal switch inside the motor that will not allow the heater to complete the circuit if the motor is not rotating at full speed. If the element is touching the case or grounded out it will heat up regardless of what the motor is doing. Check the element to see if it is grounding. Here is the element if you should need it.http://bit.ly/TVLlQQ

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SOURCE: Whirlpool Cabrio dryer problem

Hello my name is Heath the problem is the heating element is probably burned out and will need replace.

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Locate the circuit breaker for the dryer. Run the dryer for awhile and with the back of your finger pressed against each of the two switches (it will be a double breaker), see if the breaker is getting warm or wait until the dryer quits then check the breaker for any noticeable increase in temperature. With properly rated breakers, they should not get warm. If getting warm, it is a sign the breaker is bad and should be replaced.

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Hello, reading between the lines I'm going to assume you have a gas dryer. This problem is going to be your safety valve coils...basically they get old and over time of heating then cooling develop a short when they heat up...It may appear the gas lights to start but then goes out until the safety valve coils cool back down. Here is a picture of the coils 57d5263.jpgThis should solve your problem. Hope this helps, Please feel free to comment again if you have any further questions or concerns. Good Luck! Mike

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first change the ignightor if its a glow plug

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SOURCE: Whirlpool Cabrio model WED6200SW1 clothes dryer

There are two thermistors (thermal sensors) in this dryer; one is the outlet thermistor located on the blower housing and the other is the inlet thermistor located on the heating element housing as an integral part of the high-limit thermostat.
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These thermistors are negative coefficient type and monitors the dryer temperature on their locations according to their resistance which varies inversely with the temperature. The resistance drops as the temperature rises and rises as temperature drops.

One or both of the thermistors has an open connection or high resistance which makes the electronic control board thinks that the dryer temperature is low no matter how high it is. The electronic control board then doesn't cycle the heater relay and continue to turn on the heating element. The dryer temperature continues to rise and this blows the thermal fuse.

Make sure the thermistors are connected snugly. Remember that loose or open connection means high (infinite) resistance which makes the electronic control thinks of low dryer temperature. Measure the resistance of each thermistor then refer to the tables below. Replace the thermistor if the resistance reading doesn't comply with the table.
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