Question about Whirlpool Dryers
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
Posted on Dec 07, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Posted on Mar 06, 2008
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
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
Posted on Jul 12, 2009
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
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
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"
Posted on Oct 21, 2009
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