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Whirlpool dryer problem

I'm not sure of the model number the heating element does not work with the dryer running however, if the door is open and the timer is on it will heat up. If the timer is on and the dryer is not running again the element will heat up. Like if you open the door while its running close it and not restart it.

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  • cooper41 Sep 08, 2008

    trying to figure out why dryer is not drying properly? took heating element off but not sure how to see if it is bad? lint is free from every exaust exit! wondering if you can tell by looking at heat element if it is bad?

  • Michael Grimshaw May 11, 2010

    The whole scenario makes no sense. If I went to a home and a dryer did this, I'd figure on mice. I'd turn off the breaker before touching the machine and physically inspect the wiring and connections before I ever plugged it in again.

  • Ron Coons
    Ron Coons May 11, 2010

    wait wait wait. dryer not on,you open the door and heater is on????? yeat when you start the dryernothing heats up>??

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Dryer works but does not heat up

Posted on Aug 11, 2008

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That's a good idea, Tech17. But isn't the heating element's L1 and L2 open when the unit's not running?

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Sounds like your heating element is broken and grounding to the cover take the front of the drier off and check the element after disconecting power

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You can fix it,, Here is an easy test and I can give you a definite answer on your problem and solution

open your dryer door, on the door you should see a little peg or clip sticking out which pushes into a corresponding hole in the on the front of the dryer. That's the kill switch for the dryer , it will click when you push it in, hold that in and turn your dryer on its highest setting.
Then look in your dryer while it's running , inside in the back you will see a lot of holes or slats in which the heating element pushes the heat through. You should see a slight glow and feel heat from those holes/vents, if not then I'm saying your element is out. You can normally order one through your local hardware/ appliance store using the dryers model number. For anywhere from ($20-$50)

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I need your model number to be more helpful. You can start by checking your door switch if the dryer just won't start. You should hear a click from the door switch when you open or close it. If no sound then replace the switch. If the dryer runs, but no heat, often a dryers heating element burns out, but doesn't trip the circuit breaker or blow a fuse. The heating element is simply a long coil of special wire. You can check it for continuity with an ohm meter. No continuity means the element is bad and you need to replace it--electric heating elements aren't repairable.
On many dryers, there's a thermal fuse mounted to the exhaust duct inside the back cover panel. The fuse--which is about an inch long--is usually embedded in black resin and mounted in a white plastic housing. If the fuse has blown, you need to replace it.
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http://www.fixya.com/support/r3576548-dryer_runs_but_does_not_heat

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If the voltage IS correct, leave the dryer unplugged and remove the cover plate on the terminal block in the back of the dryer (this is where the power cord is installed). Plug the dryer back in and take a voltage reading across the two hot (RED and BLACK) wires at the terminal block. You should read 220-240VAC. If the voltage is good, you have an internal heating problem. If the voltage is bad at the terminal block, but good at the receptacle, you have a bad power cord.

NOTE: If the wires at the terminal block are not color coded, the outer two wires (left and right) are the hot leads. The center conductor is neutral or ground.

The reason a dryer will still run if the input voltage is incorrect, is because the drive motor only uses a portion of the 220 service. The motor runs off 110-120VAC, while the heating circuits require 220-240VAC. So, if you are missing 1/2 your input voltage due to a tripped breaker or bad power cord, your dryer may exhibit these symptoms.

If you determine the problem to be internal, the heating circuits will either be located in the rear of the dryer on the right hand, or under the dryer drum on the right hand side. Usually, an easy way to determine is by the location of the lint screen filter. If the filter is on top of the dryer, the heating circuits are in the back of the dryer. If the lint screen is in the door, the heating circuits are located under the dryer drum.

The Heating Element is located inside a heater box. The Thermal Cut-Out (TCO) will be located on the outside of the heater box on the end opposite the heating element terminals. The Hi-Limit Thermostat will be located adjacent to the heating element terminals.

If either the TCO or Hi-Limit Thermostat are determined to be bad, replace BOTH components at the same time. That is why these components are commonly sold as a set. Failure to do so may result in premature failure of any parts you replace.

Replacement parts (if required) can be found at the following websites:

searspartsdirect.com
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The average cost of these components varies, so shop and compare. The first three websites I listed have helpful exploded view parts diagrams that can help you locate and properly identify the parts you need. The heating components are usually listed under the "Bulkhead" section.

NOTE: In many cases the problem is not the heating element. The heating element has protection devices that are designed to regulate the heat and internal temperatures. If the dryer overheats the Thermal Cut-Out (TCO) typically will blow BEFORE the heating element. The replacement kit is much cheaper than purchasing a new heating element that may or may not be the problem.

Read through the information I provided and, if you have any questions, please post back and let me know. I hope you find this information is helpful.

NOTE: The model number you provided does not cross reference to anything. Either you listed it incorrectly, or did not provide a COMPLETE model number. On Whirlpool dryers, the number can be located on a nameplate along the door opening.

If your model number is not listed on some of the websites, use the part numbers from the Sears website and use that as your search criteria. Some model numbers will not reference on some sites, but the part numbers will.

Repairclinic.com has a repair manual that you can purchase that will also help repair any Whirlpool manufactured gas or electric dryer. The part number is 1159257.

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