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Heating element to hot.

Just replaced the heating element on my whirlpool dryer because it wasnt heating up and now it seemes like the element gets too hot.

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My Whirlpool duet electric dryer seems to get too hot and stops working


DRYER OVERHEATING:

Heating Element
A defective heating element can make a dryer too hot. If the element partially shorts out, it can produce heat all the time, regardless of whether the dryer is calling for heat. Remove the heating element to inspect it. The coils should not be touching each other or anything else.

Other Causes and Conditions
Air Flow Problem
Dryers need good ventilation to work properly. If the vent is clogged it can make the dryer too hot. Clean all of the vent tubing thoroughly.

Cycling Thermostat
Although not common, a defective cycling thermostat can make the dryer too hot. The cycling thermostat is supposed to turn on and off the heat to maintain the proper temperature. If the thermostat is defective it may keep the heat on too long. The thermostat is not adjustable or repairable, it must be replaced.

Felt Seal
Most dryers have a felt seal at the front and rear of the drum to keep the heat inside the drum. If the felt seal is worn away or missing, the dryer may keep heating and make the dryer too hot. This is not common.

Blower Wheel
A defective blower wheel will not spin properly and will not vent the hot air, making the dryer too hot. Check to see if there is adequate airflow out of the dryer.


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Oct 12, 2014 | Dryers

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My dryer is having a problem getting hot, Is there a heating element that can be replaced?


Good day,
The heating element could be your cause only if it is shorted. With the dryer unplugged, remove the 2 wires going to the heating element. Check each terminal to the case of the dryer. It should read zero ohms to either terminal. If it reads any resistance below 10,000 ohms then it will need to be replaced.
However, it is more likely that the venting system, both external or internal. causing your problem.

Here is how you get to the internal components.

http://www.applianceaid.com/whirlpool-dryers.html#four

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Whirlpool Electric dryer type-DWJR-ELE-2406028-FM54. model LER7646JQO the heating element get very hot. the dryer does not turn on. the drum does not turn either.


If the heating element is getting very hot that means there is no air flow across it. If the drum doesn't turn then the blower is not turning causing the element to get very hot. Could be drum belt, drum rollers, or motor.

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Heating element quit working on model # ler4624bw2 Whirlpool electric dryer


Hello there
Here is a couple of links that will help you replace the heating element along with some manufactures that can also help ok?
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most dryers have a thermal fuse on the exhaust it may be open

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Hello, if it's an electric dryer and you have absolutely no hot air, then it's either the heating element or the thermal cut-off, most likely.

The thermal cut-off is the fuse on the element's housing.

Check both for continuity. Good luck :)
Please feel free to keep emailing me if you'd like.

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there is a sensor in the exhaust line in the dryer, near the motor. this tells the heating element to shut off when it gets to a certain temp, either during reg cycle or if the exhaust gets clogged, it is meant as a safety measure, but it sounds like yours is bad so the heating element never shuts off. it is not an expensive part and easy to replace

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