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Have replaced heat element, thermostat, thermal cutoff, thermal fuse and cycle thermostat on whirlpool dryer. keeps blowing thermal cutoff! Exhaust is clear inside dryer and outside! What is causing all the heat!

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I'd like you to try something easy. Set the dryer to Air Fluff and see if the dryer still puts
out Heat let it run for about 2 full minutes If you dryer is still putting out Heat get back to me

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Dryer wont heat, replaced thermal cut off and it worked for maybe5 minutes and then it quit heating and now there is no continuity on the new thermal cutoff...I was wondering if there could be a short


The most likely cause of the thermal fuse blowing out again is either a grounded element or a clogged vent. I am assuming you have an electric dryer. If so, unplug the dryer and find the terminals to the element. Remove one of the wires to the terminals and use an ohmmeter/continuity meter to check between the chassis ground and one of the terminals on the element. You should not read any continuity. If you read a short, then the element is grounding out to the chassis. Replace the element.
If the element is okay, then the vent is probably clogged. After replacing your blown thermal fuse with a good thermal fuse, unhook the vent hose off the back of your dryer and run your dryer through a full cycle. If it doesn't blow the fuse, it's your vent and you'll need to clean it out and make sure no birds built a nest in there. If your thermal fuse still blows, replace all of your thermostats.

Good luck!

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My whirlpool dryer LER4634PQ0Runs but doesnt heat up?


It could be a number of things, but i would start with these first:
THERMAL FUSE.
The thermal fuse is designed to prevent the dryer from overheating. Once a dryer's thermal fuse has blown, it is no longer of any use. If your dryer's fuse is blown, you will have to replace it. Open up your dryer's cabinet and locate its thermal fuse so that you can test it.

There are also a couple of 'thermostats' that could be the problem:
The 'high limit thermostat' is a safety device mounted on the heating chamber and is designed to prevent the dryer from overheating when the exhaust vent is restricted. A restricted vent will cause the high limit thermostat to trip or activate, interrupting the circuit to the heating element or gas valve. The high limit thermostat is not designed to activate repeatedly like a cycling thermostat and will eventually fail causing a no heat symptom. Disconnect the power to the dryer and check the thermostat for continuity with a multi-meter. If there is no continuity then it will need to be replaced and the restricted vent system corrected as well.
OR:
Cycling thermostats control the temperature inside the dryer drum. They are designed to "cycle" the heating element on and off to maintain the correct amount of heat. Cycling thermostats are normally located on the blower housing or elsewhere in the internal airflow ducting. Over time, the cycling thermostat can become defective. Disconnect the power to the dryer and check the thermostat for continuity with a multi-meter.
I hope this helps you fix the problem.

Dec 02, 2013 | Whirlpool LER4634PQ Electric Dryer

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3-5 ACCESS TO THE BLOWER WHEEL OR THERMOSTATS

To get to the blower wheel, remove the back of the dryer.

The blower wheel is under the bottom of the lint screen duct to your left, as you look at the back of the dryer.

The operating thermostats are at the blower wheel outlet.

In electric models, the hi-temperature cutout thermostat is mounted to the heat riser.

3-6 TEMPERATURE CONTROLS AND HI-TEMP SAFETIES

These clothes dryer machines use operating thermostats to control the temperature inside the drum, and hi-limit thermostats to prevent overheating of the dryer drum.. Many machines also have extra temperature controls, such as bias thermostats and heaters, hi-temperature cutoffs, and thermal fuses.

Bias thermostats are just like regular operating thermostats, except that they are mounted inside a bias heater. When the bias heater is energized, it generates a small amount of heat, which causes the operating thermostat to open sooner, keeping the dryer drum cooler inside. Thus a bias heater allows a single operating thermostat to act like both a hi-temp and a lo-temp operating thermostat.

A thermal fuse is found on the blower outlet, right next to the operating thermostat(s.) This fuse will blow when too high a temperature is sensed at the outlet; usually when one of the operating thermostats has failed. If it blows, the motor may not start, or you may get no heat (no voltage to the burner.)

A thermal cut-off is mounted on the clothes dryer heater box. It is a back-up for the hi-limit thermostat. Whenever you replace it, you should replace the hi-limit thermostat, too. A high-temperature condition causes it to open, an overheated grounded heat element may also cause it to open.

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The thermal cut-off at the top of the heater duct/housing blows when the high-limit thermostat below it fails to cycle the heating element on and off properly to regulate the heater temperature. This thermal cut-off along with high-limit thermostat including the cycling thermostat on the blower housing are wired in series with the heating element and power to it is cut when the thermal cut-off blows as a safety feature to prevent fire. Verify this condition by bypassing the said components. Click on the link below for the detailed instructions in troubleshooting this problem.

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Yes Thrmostat is bad "stuck" closed circuit will not open to stay at safe temperature. This can be dangerous. I never run my own machine at home unattended or while asleep. For fear something like this could happen and cause a fire had a recent problem with a Whirlpool. Replaced it after finding the "correct" one. I would bring the bad one with you when you go and get a new one.
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Dryer tumbles, no heat, thermo fuse has been changed. Can it be the cycling thermostat or the heating element?


If you have changed the thermal fuse you may have a defective thermal cutoff (located at the top of the heater housing in the back). The thermal cutoff will come with the high limit thermostat located at the bottom of the heater and you should change both parts if the thermal cutoff is bad.
You can take both of the parts (the heater and the thermal cutoff) to a parts supplier to have them checked for continuity (they should both read "closed" if they are good).
Good luck to you!

Oct 07, 2010 | Whirlpool WED5300S Electric Dryer

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Heating


The little white part with one hole is the thermal fuse, similar to the cutoff but service a different purpose.

The cut off will blow if there is lack of air flow, typically a plugged vent or lint screen.

The thermal fuse will blow if the exhaust temperature is too high. The reason the temperature is too hot can be one of two things.

#1 and most likely is the component right next to the thermal fuse, it is the operating thermostat.

#2 A shorted heat element that is on all the time, this can be checked by turning the timer knob to 30 minutes on the timed dry cycle, close the door but do not start the dryer. Open the door after about 2 minutes and see if the drum is hot. If it is not the element is okay.

I hope this helps

May 03, 2010 | KitchenAid KEYS700LQ Electric Dryer

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Check the thermal cuttoff. It is located on the element. If it does not have continuity, replace it. Also replace the Hi-limit thermostat, also located on the element, and the operating thermostat, located on the exhaust. These two should cut off the heat before the thermal cutoff blows.

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No heat.


If the drum turns then either the element itself is broken or the thermal cutoff is blown.  The thermal cutoff is located on the element and is designed to keep the element from getting to hot.  If that is blown you will also need to replace your operating thermostat which turns the element on and off. is should be located on the exhaust.  If the drum is not spinning at all it is most likely the thermal fuse which is also located on the exhaust.

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your cycling thermostat needs changed too. the thermal fuse is your last safety measure that goes, which means your cycling thermostat is not shutting down the heat element once it detects the right temp hot air in the blower housing so it let the heat element glow until either the high-limit sensor shuts the heat down or the thermal fuse blows. Change the cycling thermostat and good luck

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