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whirlpool electric dryer no heat


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Whirlpool dryer model LER8648PWO it works,but no heat has right voltage,thermal fuse,thermostats all have continuity,could it be heat switches? don't know how to check them,not real familar with my volt meter.where do I go from here?
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Hi, sorry to hear of your dryer trouble. Set your meter to read at least 250 VAC and turn the dryer on to a cycle that should heat. Test the two terminals on the heating element for voltage, putting one probe on each terminal. Make sure you don't touch anything else with the probes, just those terminals. What voltage do you read?

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if I'm doing it right reading 236 to 237 volts,noticed the two terminals only one has a wire connection,the other empty
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The other is connected to the thermostat through a shunt. That means you are getting 240 VAC to the heating element but the element is not heating. That means you need a new heating element, nice work! The one you need is available below.

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Thank you very much,gonna double check all my readings,then try it.this forum is really a great service on a great parts site! prices really are the lowest
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You are very welcome and I love this site! The people are amazing, the prices are amazing and it just is a great place! Wink Let me know how you do!

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You were right on it was the heating element.replaced it,cleaned back of dryer out and it now works like new! only problem I got impatient and bought element locally,BIG MISTAKE,they charged me twice as much as what I would have paid on this site!!!never make that mistake again thanks for your help
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I am glad you got it fixed, nice work! As far as local pricing, you will pay much more for the convenience. At least it is fixed, that is what counts!

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