Question about Whirlpool LEQ8611L Electric Dryer
Access to the heating element is through the panel below the door. Between the lower panel and door are 2 clips. They're about 3" in from either side. Use a putty knife or a flat screwdriver to depress these clips while simultaneously pulling out on the lower panel. When both sides are loose, rotate the panel forward then lift it off of the lower retaining clips.
UNPLUG THE FRYER BEFORE PROCEEDING ANY FURTHER!!!!!!!
You'll see the blower on the far left. Just to the right of that and mounted on top of the blower housing is a small white thermal fuse. Just to the right of that is an operating/cycling thermostat. Remove the wires from the thermal fuse and test it with a meter. It should read "closed". That is, electricity should flow through it. This is the first thing to check... they fail often.
On the right side of the cabinet, you'll see the heater assy. The large red wires feed the element, remove them to test. You'll also see 2 more thermostats mounted on the heater can, these should be tested, too.
All of the components I mentioned should show electrically "closed". If anything other than that, then that is the failed component.
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Posted on Apr 13, 2009
You have to take the front of the dryer off to look inside
Posted on Apr 13, 2009
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