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Heating element literally came loose from whirlpool ler5644awo and fused several wires together

Was going to attempt putting wire nut's on each burnt/fused wire after seperating them.

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Your heater is a long insert which fits into the heater metal can held by one screw between the heater terminals, not likely for this to slide out of the can as it requires a firm push to fit all the way in before securing it with the screw. In any case the heater can should be removed, the heater insert inspected, along with your electrical terminals on the heater too. Expansion and contraction caused by heat and cool can cause poor electrical connections leading to shorted, burned, fused wires. If the heater is fine, the safety thermostats check out, and the home vent is functional, the only repair is to correct each damaged wire, as your wire harness appears to be no longer avail. Pleazer Appliance...

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Testimonial: "Hello PlzrApplRep, thank u kindly for your reply along w/ one other that came in, I was able to repair electrical issues but believe it or not,(unless I overlooked something) the model in question LER5644AWO does not appear to have any type of bracket and/or screws to secure the heating element. It basically rests on two "V" shaped cutaway's at bottom and the top "oval" heat source just gets lodged(for lack of a better word)into the dryer drum/barrel, etc. Thinkin' of fabricating some sort of bracket to keep element in place. Once again, I appreciate ur getting back to me. I'll keep u posted. Gus"

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    Pleazer Appliance Apr 16, 2014

    Sorry your securing screw is on the side and not between the terminals, you would need to remove the heater can/duct and find it on the side facing away from you prior to removal. The design was to have a screw to hold the heater within the can/duct.

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    Pleazer Appliance Apr 16, 2014

    screw visable in above pic.

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    Pleazer Appliance Apr 16, 2014

    heater inserted into can, oval outlet holes facing up, same oval outlet with oles seen inside the dryer.



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You probably need a new heating element. Type your model number + Heating element into Google search. and it should bring up several retailers that carry the part. It's not a hard job to do, just labor intensive. Unplug your dryer, remove the back plate, disconnect element wires (remember where they go or mark them with lettered pieces of tape) unscrew the element. Install: Put wires on new element, reattach element, reinstall back cover, and you're done.

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How to Replace the Dishwasher Heating Element

If you have determined that the heating element has gone bad in your dishwasher then you may be wondering if you can easily replace it. Actually for many dishwashers the replacement is not that hard. The most important part is that you turn off all power before attempting to do any work!

The heating element is located in the bottom of the dishwasher tub. It will be submersed in the water when the dishwasher is running. To find it, look for a thin circular tube in the bottom of the dishwasher tub. Some dishwasher will have a cover over it. To get to the heating element the racks will need to be removed from the dishwasher and the cover, if there is one will have to be removed.

To replace the element you will have to remove the front kick plate of the dishwasher. A few screws will hold it in place and they are easily removed. Once you are underneath the tub you can locate the terminal ends of the heating element. Make the wires do you know which one goes where to put them back properly. Then pull the wires from the ends of the heating element. Make sure that you are pulling on the terminal connector and not just the wire to remove them.

Once you have the wires removed from the ends of the element, then look for the lock nuts up against the bottom of the tub that holds the element in place.
With a small adjustable wrench or a pliers you can loosen the locknuts. When the nuts are off of the ends of the dishwasher heating element you can then reach into the tub of the dishwasher and gently work the element loose and pull it up and out.

Place the new element into the holes and then securely fasten the new heating element in place with the lock nuts. Use a wrench or pliers to snuggly tighten the nuts. Replace the wires and the kick plate. Replace the element cover if there is one, the racks, and you are ready to roll. Turn the power back on and try it out!

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My dryer, a Whirlpool LER8648LW0, has stopped heating. It will turn on and run through the cycles but only blows cold air. Today I checked the thermal fuse, both thermostats, and the heating elements with...

Hi Jesse
Here are a few things to check:
Check to make sure you are getting full 220 Volt power to the dryer, if you are then:
Check your Wiring
Often the main wiring connection from the house, at the dryer, burns and the connection breaks. If this has happened to your dryer, you need to replace the power cord and the terminal block inside the dryer to which the wire is attached.
Check the Door Switch
If the door switch or the door-switch actuator is defective, the dryer won't work and you need to replace the failed component. The switch is inside the dryer main housing near the door frame. Sometimes you need to raise or open the top or front of the dryer to reach the switch. Check for continuity you should have none with door open, and should have a reading when closed. If not replace the door switch.
Check to make sure you heating problem is not a lint build up in the discharge hose or the dryer,as this condition can cause heater/thermistor problems such as overheating of the heating coil leading to failure of the coil and burnout of the thermostat/thermistor due to overheat.
Remove the back/or front just under the door of the machine and try to locate the air duct going from the blower to the drum. Normally inside/outside the air duct you will find the heating coil and the thermostats/thermistors. Once you have located the heating coil, remove the two wires from it and check the coil with an ohm meter across the two terminals of the coil.
You should read continuity across the terminals, if not you will need to replace the coil as it is faulty.
If the heating coil is ok, then:
You can check the thermostat/thermistor/thermal fuse one at a time by removing the two wires and taping them together with electrical tape.
If the coil heats up then replace the thermostat/thermistor/thermal fuse as it is faulty.
If you have an ohm meter then you can test the thermostat/thermistor/thermal fuse,
then you do not have to tape the wires together as described above.
To test your thermostat/thermistor/thermal fuse remove the wires from the thermostat/thermistor/thermal fuse and check for continuity, if you DO NOT have continuity then replace the thermostat/thermistor/thermal fuse.
Check your blower wheel to make sure it is secure to the shaft and not plugged with lint,socks,etc.
If the thermal fuse overheats the dryer will not operate. It's located on the blower housing. It cannot be reset.
You can test it with an Ohm meter or continuity checker, remove both wires from the thermal fuse and put the test probes to each of the ends of the thermal fuse, if no continuity then replace the thermal fuse.
A vent clogged with lint can cause it to overheat.
Right after replacing a dryer element, always run the dryer on 'air fluff' / 'no heat', and go outside to verify there's plenty of air coming out your vent system.
If the vent's clogged, that new element can burn out very quickly.
For video and pictures on how to replace a generic element go to the following website:

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I have a whirlpool front loader dryer duet, and I am not getting any heat! My husband and I took it all apart and cleaned everything and checked all the fuses and elemts everything was working just fine,...

make this test and fix it. God bless you

Check to see whether there's power getting to the dryer. Is it plugged in? Check for blown fuses or tripped circuit breakers--your dryer uses two fuses or circuit breakers. The dryer could tumble but not heat if only one of the two fuses is blown. If you have circuit breakers, one of the two circuit breakers can trip, even if the two for the dryer are connected.

Heating Element

Often a dryer heating element burns out, but doesn't trip the circuit breaker or blow a fuse. The heating element is simply a long coil of special wire. You can check it for continuity with an ohm meter. No continuity means the element is bad and you need to replace it. The proper ohm reading can be found in the service manual or sometimes on the tech sheet located somewhere on your dryer (9- 13 ohms is a common reading). Electric heating elements aren't repairable. The heating elements faulty, replace it.

Thermal fuse / Thermal Cut Out / Thermistor

On many dryers, there's a thermal fuse mounted to the exhaust duct inside the back cover panel or behind the cover .The fuse--which is about an inch long--is usually embedded in black resin and mounted in a white plastic housing They are also round and made of metal and plastic. The thermistor is located on the blower housing usually. If any of the fuses do not have continuity replace it. Check for continuity if none replace, But before replacing check for obstructions. The fuses are very inexpensive and replace it


A common problem is for the main wiring connection from the house, at the dryer, to burn and break its connection. Because the dryer can still tumble with partial power, the connection may be only partially defective. Check all connections, make sure they are tight. Loose connections can lead to a fire. You may need to replace power cord to the dryer and the terminal block inside the dryer that the wire is attached to.

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How to remove heating element from Maytag MDBH969AWQ1

Take the back off dryer they are several screws normal when facing the back the element will be on left side can't miss it once back is off it has several spring looking coils remove the wires connected to the prong connectors I hope by this time the power cord has been unplugged . Once you have the wires off pull out the element box out go get a new one about $25.00 put wires back where tha go should be 1 black 1 white 1 red . Tape the ones that go together to keep in order. An you will have a dry load in no time, an save a lot of $ by doing it yourself.

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Dryer will not heat up. Lint filter is clean. Husband checked heating element as well as wiring, etc. All checked out. He put everything back together and it did heat up for two loads. Now it is back to no...

It sounds like you have a loose wire on one of the thermal fuses or thermostats. Or, there is a high limit thermostat that is going flaky and only working sometimes. Good luck.

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I have a Whirlpool electric dryer model# LER5644AWO and I just replaced the thermostat/fuse (kit 279769)because I had the heating element checked in town and was told it was the thermostat/fuse.Dryer...

Check your breaker - a dryer will spin at 120 volts but needs the full 240 volts to dry. If that's not it, and it checks out to be your heating element or your thermostat fuse again, you may have some wiring problems in your house (possible power surges). Check your vent from the dryer to the outside of the house - if this is clogged, it may be shorting out your fuses. Hope this helps,..Good Luck...

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There is many different things it could be! most of the time it is not the heating element. You have thermal fuses and safety switches. I bet you 10 to 1 if you locate the thermal fuse on the element cannon say 1 foot up from the incoming voltage from the wires to the heating element.

1. either disconnect power to the unit, take continuity on every fuse try the one i suggested first.
2. the same exact fuse im talking about disconnect power and connect both wires together, dont ground it out, plug power back in and then try it.

Note this is only advice and Whirlpool Parts Surplus is not responsible. Try that give us a call or hit that link and find your thermal fuse part number.

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