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Whirlepool electric drier won't heat

It runs fine on all settings and the drum turns too. This is the model LER5636 EQ3 front loaded clothes dryer.

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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.

OK, if the above checks out ok and, the vent is clear of obstructions, you will need to replace the element.

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Heater element,

That's a new unit and should / very well could still be under service warranty and you should check to save time and cost.

However if not get your manual for access instructions. Unplug the unit and visually check to ensure it's { heater element } connection hasn't simply worked loose from moving the unit or fair wear and tear vibration { wear is unlikely with the unit being so relatively new }

If the element is connected and just not functioning to provide heat. Just replace it and it's inexpensive, easy to replace no special tools required and the only thing that isn't functioning.


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