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Dryer runs as usual but won't heat up.

My whirlpool electric dryer model #LER7646EQ2 turns on and will run thru a drying cycle, but won't heat up. seems like everything else is working correctly, just no heat to dry the clothes. What are all the options to fix this problem?

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  • seibert77 Apr 15, 2009

    Electric. I looked at the heating element and the coils are intact. All wires look fine, no breaks or disconnects anywhere. 

  • Jeff Adkisson
    Jeff Adkisson May 11, 2010

    gas or electric??

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You need to check continuity across the heating element with an ohm meter looks can be deceiving

Posted on Apr 15, 2009

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