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No heat I have a whirlpool dryer model number LEQ9508 PWO . It no longer has heat . Everything else is working properly. Is this something I can fix myself?

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  • ctcrystalcat Apr 25, 2008

    I have a whirlpool m.# LER5620KQ1 with no heat. We have tested the element along with 3 other fuses which are all in working order.

    Drum rotates air flow seems fine just no heat.

  • 92autiger Jun 07, 2008

    i have the same problem. i have gone into the machines and only found two of the thermal reset buttons however neither appear to have the reset. what am i missing?

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First port of call is thermal cutouts - little switches that monitor the temperature of the air going into the drum and cut the heat off before it sets your house on fire if something goes wrong and it all starts to get too hot.

Disconnect the power, then open the machine up. Look for the metal duct that directs the hot air into the drum (you'll recognise it by the funny-shaped blower bit at one end, and the collection of terminals sticking out of it at odd places about halfway along).

You'll find that some of those terminals are associated with flat coin or button like objects held tight against the surface of the duct (the number and exact appearance of these objects varies a little from amachine to machine). Look carefully at these, and you'll find that one or two of them have a little reset button in the middle of them. Check again that the power is off, then give each of these buttons a gentle prod. With a bit of luck, one of them will make a sharp clicking sound - you have just reset a tripped thermal cutout.

Check whether this has worked by running the machine. If it has, then you need to find out what made it overheat in the first place and stop it happening again. This usually just means giving all the filters and ducts a thorough clean to remove lint that's restricting the airflow.

If the thermal cutouts aren't to blame, then the next suspect is the heating element. Diagnosing this is a bit more involved, though still managable as a DIY job. Check the cutouts first, then come back if you need help checking the element.

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