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Dryer Stopped Heating

I have a Whirlpool Electric Dryer, Model #LEQ9508PW0‏. The dryer works fine, however it has stopped heating. I have removed the heating element and it looks brand new and nothing appears to be burned out and all the wires look great. I did buy the dryer used, however I believe it is less than 2 years old. Thanks for the help.

Rich

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  • stanleysmith Jul 28, 2009

    Well I do not have a multimeter, however I can go buy one, but would it be safe to bypass the fuse just to check and see if that is the problem or should I go buy the multimeter? Thanks?

  • stanleysmith Jul 28, 2009

    Well I do not have a multimeter, however I can go buy one, but would it be safe to bypass the fuse just to check and see if that is the problem or should I go buy the multimeter? Thanks?

  • stanleysmith Jul 28, 2009

    Well I do not have a multimeter, however I can go buy one, but would it be safe to bypass the fuse just to check and see if that is the problem or should I go buy the multimeter? Thanks?

  • stanleysmith Jul 28, 2009

    No I agree, thanks for the advise. I assume I can check it without having it plugged in, is that correct? And what should the meter read if it is okay? Thanks again.

    Rich

  • stanleysmith Jul 28, 2009

    Thanks, you have been very helpful.

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Use a multimeter to check the heating element. You can't always go by looks. Check continuity and if there is none, the element is defective. Another thing to check is the thermal fuse. It is about an inch long and is usually attached to the exhaust duct. Use the meter to check it as well and if defective, replace it. Sure hope this helped and best wishes.

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  • Bruce Canfield
    Bruce Canfield Jul 28, 2009

    NO! Please don't try to bypass anything. Get a multimeter or have someone check these components out for you if you feel uncomfortable doing it yourself. High voltage is nothing to take chances with. I want your dryer to work, but I also want you to be safe so you will get to use it when it's fixed.

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    Bruce Canfield Jul 28, 2009

    No the machine doesn't have to be plugged in to check continuity. Get a multimeter and make sure it is set to measure resistance (ohms) Here is something that might help you. Best wishes.



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