I went into my laundry room the other day and even though no laundry had been done for days the room was hot. I investigated and it seems the heating element is stuck on even though unit is not running. Any ideas???
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If the dryer won't heat up, the problem is typically either a blown thermal fuse or a faulty heating element. The thermal fuse is located just inside the back of the dryer on or near the exhaust duct. It is about one inch long. The thermal fuse and heating element can be tested using an ohm meter or multimeter. These components should have continuity. If either does not, that component is faulty. There is no telling if the moving around of the machine caused the problem or if the timing of the problem was coincidental. Sure hope this helps ya and best wishes.
Heating element is either burnt in two or vent pipe is clogged with lint or birds have made a nest in the pipe on the outside wall or roof. Yes, a bird can lift that little flapper door up and will fill that pipe until it is clogged. To check to see if it is a heating element, close the door to your laundry room & the light out, turn the timer knob to any selection, with the door open & no clothes in the drum, find the door switch located somewhere around the door frame and hold it in while turning the start knob on. If the element is good you will see a red glow coming from the vent holes at the inside back of the drum. No glow, no good.
Any kind of lint or cobwebs on the element would cause a hot spot and fry the element or pop the limit that is mounted on top of the chamber. What your hubby soulda done is take the machine down and vacuum it out after sitting up so long. The fuse is not blown because it still runs so it must be the small guy pictured. It mount up top of the heat element chamber.
ctwoods, this sounds like the heating element has shorted to the heater can. What that is doing is leaving the element at 1/2 power on all the time. If this happened, then the heat kept going up until it blew the thermal fuse which caused the motor not to run. So check the heater and any fuses in the dryer. You can go to Service Matters for Whirlpool Service Manuals on this model.