I have a Whirlpool Imperial Series dryer model #LEN200PWO. It is not heating up. I've checked the outlet for voltage and it' s 240. I've checked continuity on the element and temp switches and anything else I could get my meter on in the back of the dryer. Any suggestions.
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Re: Dryer not heating up
Did you un hook 1 side of the wire from each componted you were checking to prevent getting a false reading and did you check the thermal limiter on the heater housing the tiny disc with two wires on it and do you have the tech sheet for the dryer
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There are two thermal cutoffs. If you pop open the top of the dryer and find the heating element the bigger one is mounted directly on top of it and the other one is located below it. Those are the thing to check first. You can test with a multimeter set to test continuity. If those are bad that means that the exhaust vent is getting clogged. Those run about 34 bucks for the set. The other piece to check is the element itself. You can test that the same way. Those run between 50 and 70 bucks. Good luck.
Same problem with my Whirlpool Dryer: Model LER4634EZ2 which stopped heating. I checked the coils that was "OK" then I checked the fuse that was "OK" I replaced the Thermal Fuse and High Limit Thermostat then after starting the dryer the heat came on ... problem solved NO.... the dryer just kept running and running until I opened the dryer door. Not going to put 70 or so $$$ into this 10 year old dryer which up until 12/15/2011 worked fine.
This problem is almost always a broken belt. Yes you can do it yourself. Go to repairclinic. com and put in your model number for the exploded view of your dryer. Locate the belt part number and belt orientation.
Model number needed to look up fuse location or simply use Repairclinic.com to look up the fuse location yourself. These newer models have not been out long enough for a retired old dude like me to come across one. But I bet I could repair it.Since yours is this new you might want to get factory service to take a gander at it before you attempt a DIY to prevent voiding any warranty you may have left.