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Whirlpool dryer tested all heating elements show to be good cleaned lint trap but still want heat but runs fine. model -ler7648kqo

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    You need to check for 220 volts at outlet.  It's possible to have only 1 110 volt circuit.  May be a bad breaker. or outlet.  If you have 220 volts at outlet,  you need to have an ohm meter to check continuity of the thermal fuses and the heater.   Access by removing rear panel.  UNPLUG FIRST!!!!!

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You can check if you have a feed to the element with a voltmeter or a light bulb test lamp while the m/c is running if you have power its the heater element.
if not ,temporary short out the thermostat and run the m/c if this brings on the power its the thermostat.
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Check the simple things first - is the lint screen/trap clean? Is the exhaust hose free of obstructions? Can you feel air blowing out of the dryer exhaust when it is running?

If you answer yes to all of the above, you need to check the heating element. I would download a schematic from the Whirlpool website so you can check for continuity of the element and to see if you are getting power to the element. You will need to remove some covers from the dryer to make these tests.

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Hi Doug, Check your vent hose and both ends of it as well (dryer outlet and wall vent). Take the hose outside and clean it out. Reinstall it with as few kinks and bends as possible. If there is debris under or in the lint trap cavity, remove it as well as possible, This should be what you need.
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