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Whirlpool washer dryer filled and washed but cut out on drain cycle. Tripped main circuit breaker to house. Disconected both top thermostats on top of dryer heater elements housing and the machine works. If i conect either thermostat in it trips but only on empty cycle. Could both thermostats have gone or is it more likely an element or further back in the electric?

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More likely to be the dryer element. disconnect element and then try

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