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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

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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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