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We have a Whirlpool Dryer Model LER5636JQO. After drying numerous loads after a camping trip, the heating function quit. The dryer still spins and the blower still works. I should also note that I checked the fuse panel and it was not tripped nor any nearby gfi outlets. Obviously, I'm no expert but is there a simple internal fuse(s) I could replace or do you think it is a heating element? Thanks in advance for your help. - John

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Good day,
could be either.
Remove the back panel. On the right side is a cannister that holds the heating element. You will need a VOM meter to test it. There are 2 terminals sticking out the bottom of the cannister.
Remove one wire and check accross the 2 terminals. The reading should be less than 35 ohms . If it reads infinity, it is burned out and needs. replaced.
The other item is the fuse also located in the same area near the center bottom. It should check zero ohms. If not, it will need replaced.. It looks like this.


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Here is a link on changing the element if needed.
As well, there are other safety thermostats located in this same area. They should be checked. All should read zero ohms.

http://www.applianceaid.com/wp_element.html

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