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My dryer, whirlpool #wed5840swo stopped heating.

I ordered new heating element, thermistor, and thermst-fix.
Dryer still will not get hot. What else do I need to purchase to fix this problem.

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Does the drum turn? I know you have checked the breaker which can trip sometimes. There may be a small disc about the size of 7-8 stacked nickels that is actually a reset that is planted along in one of the lines. You can bypass it to see if it is the problem. If it is, then you can get a replacement at an appliance store. Make sure all your wiring is correct because you could be spending a lot of money for nothing. Was your old element actually bad(burned in 2)? This main thing I would want to know is if the drum turns or not. The other, probably not, problem could be in the control panel. If you are handy with an ohm meter, you can see if those parts are indeed O.K. You can call em at 803 463 5567 for clarification.

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So, here are the probable causes:

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It could be: the knob/control panel, one or more fuses, or the heating element.
When this happened to me it was the heating element on my electric dryer. The heating element stopped working because the air flow was blocked, causing the heating element to work too hard and develop a break. The air flow was blocked because you're supposed to take the dryer out every 6 months and clean the lint out of the vent behind the machine. No where in any owners manual does it really explain this. For my machine, the heating element was about 50 bucks and it was easy to fix it myself, but don't order a new heating element unless you know that's what it is. It could also be a problem with the knob, one of the fuses, etc. The heating element is the most expensive problem. The fuses are cheaper. If you have a multimeter you can check the resistance, but the place where I buy my appliance parts will check them for free. You might try calling around to see if a place near you will do that for you.

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Try some of these tests to locate your problem

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Sometimes you need to raise or open the top or front of the dryer to reach the switch.
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If not replace the door switch.
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DO NOT LEAVE THE WIRES TAPED TOGETHER AFTER THE TEST.
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For video and pictures on how to replace an element go to the following website:
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ALWAYS UNPLUG YOUR DRYER BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO DO ANY WORK ON IT.
Check to make sure you are getting full 220 Volt power to the dryer, if you are then:
Check your Wiring
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Check to make sure you heating problem is not a lint build up in the discharge hose or the dryer,as this condition can cause heater/thermistor problems such as overheating of the heating coil leading to failure of the coil and burnout of the thermostat/thermistor due to overheat.
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If the heating coil is ok, then:
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If the coil heats up, or the thermostat/thermistor shows an open circut
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If it overheats the dryer will not operate properly.
It's located on the blower housing.
It cannot be reset. A vent clogged with lint can cause it to overheat.
You can test it with an Ohm meter/continuity checker, if no continuity,
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DO NOT LEAVE THE WIRES TAPED TOGETHER AFTER THE TEST.
This could cause a FIRE, as you have removed the safety of overheat from the machine.
Right after replacing a dryer element, always run the dryer on 'air fluff' / 'no heat', and go outside to verify there's plenty of air coming out your vent system.
If the vent's clogged, that new element can burn out very quickly.
For video and pictures on how to replace an element go to the following website, it will give you an idea what you are in for:
davesrepair.com/DIYhelp/DIYreplacingWPLdryels.htm
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