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Whirlpool dryer heat not working

I have a Whirlpool dryer that is no longer heating. The model number is LER7646JQ0. What should I do?

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  • jody_block Feb 27, 2009

    Hi there - the door switch seems to working just fine (what would i be looking for to determine if the door switch is not working properly?). I only found one fuse which is the thermal fuse (how can i tell if the thermal fuse is not working properly?). How can i tell if the heating element is not working properly?



  • jody_block Mar 02, 2009

    Mike - thanks for your help. It was the thermal cuttoff.



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  • MIKE major Feb 28, 2009

    the door switch should have a clicking sound when you push it in and let it out,you need a meter to check the heater box fuse and the heater box element,or you can remove the heater box element and see if you see any broken wires on it,if you don't then you know it was to be the heater box fuse,let me know-mike

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Hello, I have whirlpool dryer model # LER7646JQ0. My dryer works great with one exception, it has no heat. I checked the heating element and all of the coils are intact. I then replaced the thermostat and...

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After reading your post I can't help but wonder, have you checked to insure the dryer has 240vac going to it. These dryer's will appear to work almost perfectly with 120vac, with one guessed it, No Heat !

If you know the location of your homes service panel go to it. Locate the 30amp breaker and turn it all the way "off" and then all the way "on" do not just identify it and assume it is ok because ot doesn't appear "tripped".

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