Question about Whirlpool Dryers
I need to replace the heater element of a 3 year old Whirlpool WED7800XW. I have read many times that you go thru the front now for the newer units to replace the heater element. It is always stated that you remove the kick plate - unfortunately, this model has one solid front plate (no lower kick plate). Does anyone know how to remove this full face plate on the Whirlpool WED7800XW?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I think on your machine the lower thermostat connected to one terminal of the element, you have a wire coming from the thermal cut off down to the top terminal of the lower thermostat, a wire from the lower thermostat to the timer, and a wire going to the other terminal of the element.
You probably have the wire from the cut-off correct as it won't reach the other terminals. You have crossed the other 2 wires. This caused 240V to short across the lower thermostat and burned it out.
You will need a new Hi-limit thermostat, which will include the upper cut-off as well. They come as a set part# 279816. This will be a little different because the new hi-limit will not connect directly to the element. There will be all the wire ends and instructions with it that you need to get it hooked up correctly.
There should be a wiring diagram inside the console of the dryer that shows which wires go where, but I am sure you have crossed the 2 wires below the hi-limit switch.
Post back if you need any help.
Posted on Dec 02, 2007
SOURCE: Whirlpool Dryer Motor Removal
stand that baby up!!! acess is from front, try removeig 2 screws from under lint filter and then pop top with screw driver lean top back.. youll see the tub and belt(if not broken right there),no belt??? order a 341241 whirlpool dryer belt. 2 5/16screws on either side of iside facade remoivefront caver, disconnect door switch and remove front panel. belt slips over drum , you need to reset tension pulley and wrap around motor shaft. .
Posted on Feb 26, 2008
Posted on Mar 06, 2008
remove the vent on the dryer that goes to the outside start the dryer if it continues to ru n and not cut off you have a venting problem of the house
if it cuts off after 5 mins with the vent off you have a motor that is going bad
Posted on Jun 11, 2008
I HAVE AN AMANA DRYER MODEL LE8217W2 ITWILL COME ON FOR A SHORT TIME AND THEN CUT OFF. I CHANGE THE BELT, THE MOTOR AND THE THERMOSTAT. THE DRYER STAYS ON , BUT WILL NOT HEAT UP. WHAT'S NEXT ???? PLEASE HELP!
Posted on Nov 06, 2008
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