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Newer Whirlpool Dryer Heat Element keeps breaking

Heating element keeps going out on my less than a year old Electric Whirlpool dryer model number LER8620PWO more info... we have replaced the heating element last month and its out again! My husband is an electrician so we know nothing is wrong with the breakers, power output and such.

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  • clean out the dryer vent make sure hose behind dryer not pinched close ck the temp comeing out bac k dryer should be around 160

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