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Replaced ignitor and thermal fuse but the dryer still won't heat up.whirlpool #LGR5848E

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Hello,

Did you consider your wiring connection and also the element (heat provider it always in silver color ) if it well connected
please look into that

thank you.

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Hello,

There comes a time in every person's life when the unexpected happens. You throw a load of wet clothes in the dryer, twenty minutes later the dryer buzzes its finale, and you return to find the clothes just as wet as they were when you left them. Oh, the humanity!
But wait - you're a tried and true Do-it-yourselfer, and I'm going to help you fix your dryer. Start by reading our article describing how a dryer works before tackling a problem head on. For many of these problems, finding the solution may require the use of a Volt-Ohm (VOM) reader. They can be picked up at most hardware stores. As always, try to rule out the problems that are easiest to repair first.
Access to most or all of these parts will require removing various parts of the dryer. Be sure to keep track of which screws go where, so when it's time to button everything up, you know what to do. As always, unplug the dryer, or turn the power OFF to it before we begin!
Problem: The drum spins, but there is no heat.
Solution: This could be the effect of a number of problems. Here's a list of things to check and details on how to do it.

  • Fuse could be bad -- Check the fuse for a break inside. If it’s bad, replace it with an identical fuse.
  • Temperature switch could be bad -- Use VOM to check the switch. Set VOM to RX1, remove leads and touch the probes to the switch's terminals. The reading should be zero or infinity. Turn the switch, and the reading should change from zero to infinity or infinity to zero. If not, the switch is bad.
  • Thermostat could be bad -- Set the VOM to RX1, take a lead off one of the two outside terminals and press the probes to the two outside terminals. There should be a reading of zero. If not, it's bad.
  • Heating coils may be bad -- Set the VOM to RX1 and remove the leads from the coil. Press the probes to the terminals. If the reading is zero, the coil is bad.
  • Timer could be bad -- Disconnect the leads from the motor. Set the VOM to RX100. Clip the probes onto the leads. If the reading is infinity, the timer motor is bad.



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