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Have a whirlpool electric dryer. I have replaced the high limit cut off as well as the thermostat and thermister. The vent is clear and the internal venting has been cleaned. I still trips the high limit fuse after 1 load. Any ideas?

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  • davidgalb721 Mar 23, 2011

    I have checked the cord and block all check out good. I have 120v on both sides.

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Often the main wiring connection from the house, at the dryer, burns and the connection breaks. In this has happened to your dryer, you need to replace the power cord and the terminal block inside the dryer to which the wire is attached. Check for blown fuses or tripped circuit breakers--your dryer uses two fuses or circuit breakers. The dryer could tumble but not heat if only one of the two fuses is blown. If you have circuit breakers, one of the two circuit breakers can trip, even if the two for the dryer are connected. 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--electric heating elements aren't repairable.

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