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Whirlpool let7848dqo no heat

Dryer runs no heat,,the heating element is not cracked or broke,,could it be the sensor on the outside of the heating element or the temp touch control panel??

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Re: whirlpool let7848dqo no heat

Check the thermal fuse it is on the left side of the heating element duct up about 3/4 of the way has 2 wires you can jumper it out if it heats you can buy the kit part# 279816 let me know if this does not work we can look elsewhere

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I replaced the heating element and the high limit thermostat and thethermal fuse and the dryer still does not get hot

ELECTRIC Dryer no heat or little heat, or shuts down to fast:

Check your venting and lint basket. Check blower for lint build up and blower wheel obstruction., test by trying to turn the wheel manually by hand (should be easy) May have to remove cabinet or front/back plate to get to it)

Next check the heating element itself with a meter for continuity OHMS CLOSED CIRCUIT. If not its defective.

Check dryer Terminal block prongs both outside prongs should give combined 220, and 110 each if u check 1 outside & 1 center (ground) prong. Also check house electrical outlet for full voltage. 220 because if u only get half or 110 volts you will be able to run the machine which uses only 110 to run motor but not the heater which uses a full 220,

Check the thermal cut off, the cycling and the hi limit thermostats.
For continuity or OHMS. If no ohms or resistance they need replacement.

Lastly check your moister sensor. ( located inside the dryer door usually) Especially if machine seems to shut down early and clothes are still wet.
Test with a meter at room temperature and it should show continuity.
A failed moisture sensor will affect the dryer run time in the automatic moisture sensing cycle but it will not affect the heating of the dryer or the timed cycle.

Mar 20, 2015 | Whirlpool Dryers

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Whirlpool dryer bad heating element AGAIN

Hi Warren Fink
Try this solution to your problem

A vent clogged with lint can cause the dryer 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.
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Oct 18, 2012 | Whirlpool Dryers

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The dryer still runs and the drum is turning. No heat. Yesterday I did notice the outside of the dryer got very hot for a while.

The thermal cut-off has blown open due to the high-limit thermostat failure to cycle off in order to regulate the heating element temperature as the noticed extreme dryer temperature indicates. These two components are wired in series with the heating element as a safety measure to cut power to the element should the dryer temperature go extremely high like your case.

Disconnect power then make sure the lint filter is clear, the vent system is not restricted, and the inside of the cabinet is clean. A vacuum cleaner may be used to extract lint built up inside the dryer cabinet particularly the bottom. Replacing both the thermal cut-off and the high-limit thermostat is a must but only after the all areas mentioned are cleaned.

Click on the links below for more troubleshooting and repair details.

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Jun 19, 2011 | Dryers

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Have replaced heat element, thermostat, thermal cutoff, thermal fuse and cycle thermostat on whirlpool dryer. keeps blowing thermal cutoff! Exhaust is clear inside dryer and outside! What is causing all...

I'd like you to try something easy. Set the dryer to Air Fluff and see if the dryer still puts
out Heat let it run for about 2 full minutes If you dryer is still putting out Heat get back to me

Nov 06, 2010 | Whirlpool LER4634J Electric Dryer

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Not heating

sounds like a heat sensor to me. Sorry but you will have to get it tested or buy both sensors on your heat element. look in the dryer as its running... Does the heat coil turn orange in the dark???? If it doesnt you will have to replace the heating element.. (should be about 75 bucks)

Nov 02, 2009 | Whirlpool Dryers

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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?
Best regardss michael
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Oct 15, 2009 | Whirlpool Dryers

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I replaced the heating element, OLD ONE CRACKED STILL NO HEAT

You have to let us know what it is doing, and what it is not doing. Is the new heating element getting red hot? Is the motor running? Did you clean the face of the flame sensor, a little gizmo attached to the firebox?

Nov 24, 2008 | Whirlpool LGV4634JQ Gas Dryer

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No Power

look for an "open" thermostat either on the heater can, or a thermal fuse has gone bad, probably shorted out when the element broke.

May 13, 2008 | Whirlpool GEQ9800P Electric Dryer

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