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I have a whirlpool dryer model #len 2000pgo and my wash doesnt get dry but dryer gets warm ...not hot like it should. what could be wrong???

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  • chezzie90 May 23, 2008

    my dryer is electric

  • chezzie90 May 23, 2008

    type dwsr-ele-2406028-cu54...i also noticed that when cloths are dry it will get hot, but i have to dry them 3 or 4 times before they are dry

  • chezzie90 May 23, 2008

    if it is the heater element how much are we talking and where should i go to find one??

  • chezzie90 May 23, 2008

    if it was a heater would it still get hot when cloths are dry and drying?? , because when there in the dryer and i`ve run them through 3 times they get dry and dryer gets hot like it is suppose

  • chezzie90 May 23, 2008

    guru, let me know of some web sights i can go on for the parts. you have been a great help since im retired and live on a tight budget.......

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Is this a gas or an electric dryer as the model number doesn't match any dryer and depending on gas or electric it can be very different things that are wrong. The gas dryer will probably need a new set of coils but I need to know what kind of dryer it is to narrow down the exact problem. Please let me know and I would be glad to help you fix this as fast as possible.

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    Benjamin Patri May 23, 2008

    First check the lint filter to see if it is clogged up
    Then test the voltage at the heating element connections while its
    heating and running, make sure not to touch anything else, as
    everything is live!


    The reading should be 220-240 volts, if it is then it sounds like a weak/worn heater,
    if your not not getting those readings then look for a short or a
    bad thermostat/high limit thermostat.



    The temperature of the air coming out should be between 110-180 degrees as it cycles with the cycling thermostat/thermistor.

    Let me know if you have any further questions and I would be glad to help you out, good luck with this


  • Benjamin Patri
    Benjamin Patri May 23, 2008

    Sears should be able to sell you one otherwise there are many online places that you can get them from. I would say around $30 but it will depend where you buy them.

    (800) 252-1698
    Monday - Friday 7am - 9pm Central time
    Saturday - Sunday 9am - 7pm Central time



    and yes the heater makes sense, sorry for not getting back to your question sooner, I was having some techinical difficulties with my computer, let me know if you need anything else, I personally would search around for a good price online

  • Benjamin Patri
    Benjamin Patri May 23, 2008

    www.partselect.com



    or



    www.partstore.com



    or



    http://midwestapplianceparts.com



    Give each one a call and see which one will give you the best deal, each of them should have the element for your dryer. You will need your model number handy when you call, good luck







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