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Whirlpool dryer model number lew0050pq. The resettable thermostat on the heating element keeps tripping.

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The element is at the bottom of the unit. Usually they are located on the right bottom but when you take the housing off, you will be able to see it.

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Check the following to address this non heating issue

1. No power to the dryer
Make sure there's power getting to the dryer. Check for tripped circuit breakers or blown fuses. An electric dryer uses two circuit breakers or fuses, and if only one of two is tripped or blown, the dryer might still run but not heat. Sometimes the power cord disconnects or burns at the dryer, if this is the case, the wiring and the terminal block must be repaired or replaced.

2. Heating element
A burned out heating element will show no continuity when measured with a meter. Replace the element if found defective.

3. Thermal fuse
Most dryers have a thermal fuse, which burns out when the dryer overheats, in which case the dryer will either not run at all or stop heating. The fuse is usually located on the vent duct, inside the dryer. A blown fuse will show no continuity when measured with a meter. Before replacing the fuse, make sure the blower wheel is not broken or clogged, and there is nothing blocking the venting.

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dryer_heating-element.jpg Heating Element

It is possible that your dryer isn't heating because its heating element is defective. Heating elements are irrepairable. If yours has ceased to function properly, you will have to replace it. Open your dryer's cabinet and locate the heating element so that you can test it.

dryer_thermal-fuse.jpg Thermal Fuse

Another possible cause for a dryer not heating up could be attributed to a faulty thermal fuse. Once a dryer's thermal fuse has blown, it is no longer of any use. If your dryer's fuse is blown, you will have to replace it. Open up your dryer's cabinet and locate its thermal fuse so that you can test it.
dryer_thermostat.jpg Thermostat

If any of your dryer's thermostats have become defective, they could be the reason that your dryer is not heating. Open up your dryer's cabinet and test each of your dryer's thermostats. If any are faulty, replace them.
dryer_timer.jpg Timer motor

A defective timer motor could also cause your dryer to not heat up. Test your dryer's timer motor. If it is no longer functioning as it should, replace either the entire motor assembly, or just its motor.

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I have a Whirlpool LER4634PQ1 it was working just fine then all of a sudden the dryer just keeps running the knob on the dryer doesn't move and the air isn't warm. Any suggestions on what to s

there is a cycling thermostat in line with the high limit thermostat and timer circuit,on timed dry its disabled and the timer will run no matter what,on any sensor dry setting it uses the heat of the element to heat this cycling thermostat to move the timer as the clothes get drier as the heating element heats the timer doesn't move,when the heater cycles off from the high limit thermostat then timer moves again,you need to find out if its a bad heating element,thermal fuse or possibly even a circuit breaker in the homes electrical panel tripped out on one of the 2 phases that gives you the 240 volts required to operate the dryer element,the breaker may not show its tripped,so shut it off and back on and try this first

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How do you know if its the thermostat or the heating element? /we have replaced both and its still not working, it doesnt heat up?

The element can be checked by measuring with a simple ohmmeter or resistance checker. If the resistance is very low (a few ohms) then it should work fine.

I am guessing that some dryers will drive power to the heater by using a driver components like a TRIAC. Without knowing more about the machine you have problems with, it is hard to know.

You may have an overheat cutout that has tripped. This could be a little resettable fuse on the back of the machine which will need to be pressed in. Sometimes they are non-resettable and just burn out if they get too hot and then have to be replaced.

Sorry I cannot give you more help.

Feb 06, 2011 | Whirlpool Dryers

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Our dryer will run and blow air but will not heat up anymore.

the limit thermostats are tripped. unplug your dryer before you do anything. there is an access panel on the back of the dryer over the heating element. some of them are resettable, they will have a red button in the middle. press them one at a time. if you hear one click, that means you found it. put the cover back on, plug it in, and check it. some of the limit switches are not resettable. they are like fuses that blow one time and have to be replaced. you will have to check them with a volt meter. they usually blow because the dryer ducting in your wall is clogged, and there is not enough airflow to take the heat away from the heating elements. the thermal limits blow to keep the dryer from catching on fire due to the high temperatures. If you dont resolve the airflow issue, it will blow the new thermal limits also. take it with you to the appliance store, along with your model number to make sure you get the proper replacement.

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Yesterday the trip switch for the downstairs mains sockets tripped. When i reset it and plugged switched on my White Knight 44AW drier it span as usual but now there is no heat.

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Whirpool Dryer Heating and timer issue

1-thermal fuse.
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Greeting From Alaska. I have a dryer Model # LEW0050PQ S/N# CAR4502402 that will not heat. The first indication that there was a problem was that the dryer would not shut off when you open the door. It...

either your element is bad,also you could have the neutral wire on the element burned off which will leave you with 240volts across element,you do need the neutral to make elements heat also ckk for 120/240 volts at dryer

Jul 13, 2009 | Whirlpool LEW0050P Electric Dryer

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Whirlpool leb6000pq1 not heating

Thermostat controls heat. There is also a

motor centrifulgal switch, in the element

circuit, that the motor closes to insure

the motor is turning. Try another heat

setting. There is more than one

thermostat. You may have blown the

'thermal fuse' too, which requires

replacement. The elecment has a contact in

the 'timer' circuit too.

It is possible that your element has

failed also.

Tripped high limit. Must clean the lint

filter and the exhaust vent tube and all

the way in to the dryer. Hot air exit is


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there is an overheat resettable stat on the back under a small red cover. try for a start pressing the centre of the red cover and you should hear a click and dryer will then heat. this is the most common fault - get back to me if somethinbg different

Sep 05, 2008 | Dryers

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The heating element turns off after about 2 mins

the most common cause for thermostat problems is lint build up. in the exhaoust duct, in the vent hood on the outside wall, in the squirrel cage fan

there is not enough air moving past the heater element to keep it within normal operating ranges, the thermostat cuts it out.
when the reduced air flow cools the element below max, it cuts in, overheats the thermostat and cuts out, for the whole timer cycle.
clear the exhaoust ducting, fan and vent hood of all lint
and try again

If there is too much overheating a firesafe device thermal cutout will trip and does not reset

locate the thermal cutout, a small device that looks like this 39ec5e4.jpg or this 9756eee.jpg screwed to the exhaust duct or fan housing. not resettable, test with ohmmmeter or battery and bulb,
the local parts guy will have the part, there are only a few for all the different dryer models
probably 75% chance of fix

Apr 20, 2008 | Roper REX4634KQ Electric Dryer

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No heat

If the dryer runs, but does not heat you may have a blown thermal cut-out and/or heating element. When was the last time you cleaned your dryer and ducting? If it's been a while, you may have an accumualtion of lint in the ducting or inside the dryer causing it to overheat. The thermal cut-out (TCO) is designed to blow in the event of an over temperature condition inside the dryer. This device acts like a fuse and is not resettable. If it trips, it must be replaced. The thermal cut-out (along with the hi-limit thermostat) will be mounted to the heating element housing. The TCO will read a short if good. Double check your heating element as well. The heating element should read about 9 to 13 ohms if good. If you can provide me with your model number (located along the door opening) I can locate part numbers for you and give you an idea how much repair parts may cost. In addition, I can provide you with step-by-step guidance on how to perform the repairs, if necessary. I hope this helps you.

PS If the TCO is bad, it is strongly recommended by the manufacturer that you replace the hi-limit thermostat at the same time. In many cases these two parts come together as a set.

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