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Whirlpool electric dryer, Model LEC6646ANO. On

Whirlpool electric dryer, Model LEC6646ANO. On all 3 temperatures (high, medium & low), it gets very hot; as if the heating element won't cut off and on. But when it gets to the ''cool down'' part of the cycle, the heating element does properly cut off. Help please!

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  • jwfondaw Mar 10, 2009

    The vents are not blocked with lint and, yes, it will complete a 45 minute time dry and dry the laundry. It just gets way too hot!

  • jwfondaw Mar 10, 2009

    I removed the vent from the rear of the dryer and with no laundry in the dryer, I ran it on high heat. I checked the air exhausting at the rear vent with 3 different thermometers and all 3 registered at least 190 plus degrees. The dryer did not cycle off. It reached that temperature within 5 minutes. I opened the door to shut it off and the inside of the door was too hot to touch. You could quickly touch, but you couldn't leave your hand on it.

  • jwfondaw Mar 10, 2009

    Thanks for your help! Working like new!

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Make sure the internal and external exhaust vents are not blocked with lint.
Will it complete a 45 minute time dry and dry the laundry?

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    steve Mar 10, 2009

    Remove the connecting vent from the rear of the dryer.

    With NO luandry in the dryer run it on HIGH heat.

    With a accurate thermometer check the exhaust temp for 135-160 degrees.

    If it cycles at that temp...you have NO problems.

    If you do not cycle, or cycle at different temps...please report back.

  • steve
    steve Mar 10, 2009

    Unplug the dryer.

    Remove the rear panel.

    Replace the high limit thermostat attached to the heat canister near the heating element hook up.

    Replace the cycling thermostat on the lint/heat exhaust canister just to the left of your exhaust vent.

  • steve
    steve Mar 10, 2009

    Good for you.

    Thank you for the rating.

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