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My whirlpool electric dryer will start and heat up perfectly, but once it gets going it flips the fuse. I had an electrician here saying that we only have 100 amps going through the house which is part of the problem, but that there is also something wrong with the heating element. My question is, if it heats up properly, what could be wrong with the heating element? I do not mind getting a new one I just want to make sure that it is indeed the problem.

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First,remove front cover,then remove wires to the heater element and tape them so they cant short out to the case or together,then start the dryer and see if it stays operating,if so then the element is shorted to the element housing and tripping the breaker/fuse,if it still trips the power,then it could be the motor is tightening up from old age and drawing too much current and tripping the power

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SOURCE: whirlpool leb6000pq1 not heating

Thermostat controls heat. There is also a

motor centrifulgal switch, in the element

circuit, that the motor closes to insure

the motor is turning. Try another heat

setting. There is more than one

thermostat. You may have blown the

'thermal fuse' too, which requires

replacement. The elecment has a contact in

the 'timer' circuit too.

It is possible that your element has

failed also.

Tripped high limit. Must clean the lint

filter and the exhaust vent tube and all

the way in to the dryer. Hot air exit is

restricted.

Posted on Jul 12, 2009

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SOURCE: Gas dryer not maintaining heat. 70 Series Kenmore/Whirlpool 76722

Fuse is ok . Problem is the soils on the burner valve . If the dryer heats when started , the electricity goes thru the coils to open the valve . Once the coils get warm , 1 will open (short) until it cools back down . The coils can be replaced just by removing the front panel . Only 2 screws hold the coils in place . No turning off gas , dissasembling dryer .

Posted on Jul 19, 2009

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SOURCE: LER4634EQ2 whirlpool electric dryer. heating

I know this might sound stupid but try this. Find your fuse box, locate the breaker that runs your dryer. Flip it off and then back on. If i'm correct, it will work. Everything on your dryer works off of one leg of the 220v. The other leg goes to the other side of the element. If you have a meter. check for 220v at the plug. Everything you listed is what makes the dryer heat other than the thermostats. Check the cycling thermostats like you did the other pieces. They look like the thermal cut off. They have two wires and they are round.

Posted on Oct 10, 2009

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SOURCE: My Whirlpool Dryer LER4634JQ1 (no heat)

most likely a thermostat that has failed, I'm having same problem and am just now learning how to test. research " testing dryer thermostats and fuses online"

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