Question about Whirlpool Duet 7.0 Cu. Ft. Capacity Plus Electric Dryer
Repair is done testing element, thermostat and timer board.
A problem cusing this is often a plugged element. That means that the element stays always on because of a contact.
If that is not the problem, then thermostat may be shorted (it reads zero Ohms when limit temperature is reached, not opening and causing overheating).
Check also the status of the thermal fuse.
If all the above is Ok, then test the control board.
The timer board rarely causes this kind of problems, the problem is likely in the heating system.
Posted on Aug 23, 2010
Thanks for using FixYa. It seems to be the issue with the Thermal Fuse going bad and needs to be replaced. It is mounted to the exhaust duct inside the back cover panel. Also, often a dryer 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. Please do accept the solution if the issue is resolved or post a comment for further assistance.
Posted on Aug 22, 2010
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