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Whirlpool dryer tested all heating elements show to be good cleaned lint trap but still want heat but runs fine. model -ler7648kqo

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  • susieq44 Nov 15, 2007

    Whirlpool dryer LER7648KQO. Wont heat up. Brought new heating element....still not heat.Everything esle works properly. Any suggestions on what to try??



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    You need to check for 220 volts at outlet.  It's possible to have only 1 110 volt circuit.  May be a bad breaker. or outlet.  If you have 220 volts at outlet,  you need to have an ohm meter to check continuity of the thermal fuses and the heater.   Access by removing rear panel.  UNPLUG FIRST!!!!!

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