I have a Whirlpool electric dryer - model #LER8648LW0 (approx 5 year old) It does not get heavy usage, as I live alone and do approx. 1 load/week.
The other night I ran a full load and it dried perfectly. The next afternoon I threw in a damp queen size sheet - went to check on it and after 15 minutes it was still damp. Turned the selector knob and nothing!
Threw the breakers a few time - still nothing! The interior light is working so it is getting power.
If the drier drum is still turning I would suspect a separate fuse is open for the heating element. Checking this may require openning the back cover. It may also be a defective or open heating element.
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If your Whirlpool electric dryer
is having trouble heating, you should check all of the thermostats, the
thermal cut-off, all fuses and the electric heating element for
continuity and proper connection.
Sounds like your problem may be with the heating coil. If you plan to try to repair the problem yourself, then the first thing you want to do is unplug the dryer from the electric. Remove the back of the machine and try to locate the air tube going from the blower to the drum. Normally inside the air tube you will find the heating coil and the thermostats/thermistor. Once you have located the heating coil, remove the two wires from it and check the coil with an ohm meter across the two terminals of the coil. You should read continuity across the terminals, if not you will need to replace the coil as it is faulty.
If the coil is ok, then you want to check the thermistor/thermostats. Remove the wires and tape them together one at a time with electrical tape and turn on the machine and see if it heats up ok...if it does then replace the thermostat/thermistor that is bad.
DO NOT LEAVE THEM TAPED TOGETHER. BECAUSE THIS BY-PASSES THE SAFETY OF THE MACHINE. Good Luck, Hope this helps
I am not sure how you could test anything else though, such as the thermal fuse or thermostat, without the Volt/Ohm Meter. They are about $10 at any big box home store--we just went ahead and bought one.
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Your dryer has a non-resettable "thermal safety fuse" part number 3392519 which stops the machine dead when the temperature near the heater gets too high. Typically a restricted vent system causes this so you definitely want to check that before replacing it. A failed control thermostat can also cause this so check the operating temp too.