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Whirlpool electric dryer not drying

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.

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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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