How to replace this heating element?
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My whirlpool dryer (ler6634dqo) still gets hot but takes several restarts to dry my clothes. Would this be the dryer heating element?
Answer Hello Lisa. It sounds like the venting system is clogged. You will need to check the vent and clean it out. Be sure and clean the pipe and the dryer both. Hope this helps.
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Does my model have only one heating element and is it necessary to change the connection wires when changing the heating elements?
Answer Hello Vinnei. Yes your dryer only has one heating element which is part number 279838. You shouldn't have to change any wiring unless it is burnt or damaged. Hope this helps.
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I noticed that the dryer had stop running and smelt a burning smell. I opened it and checked the lent collector and it hadn't been cleaned. I cleaned it and let it cool off but still does not work ?
With the issue that you are having, this issue would most likely be caused by a faulty thermal fuse. You can test the thermal fuse which is located on the heater housing for continuity and if it does not have continuity then the thermal is ban and you would need to replace part number LA-1053.
I have replaced the heating element but I don't think the old one is bad. I checked the lint hose and outlet all clear. I checked the amp and the electrical outlet and they are reading 250. I am guessing that the problem is the fuses on the dryer. Is it possible for the fuses to go out slowly, because I lost heat over a period of time.
With the unit not heating properly you will want to check the vent from the blower all the way to the outside of the home. Also test the thermostats to ensure that they are good. If there is an issue with any of these then they would need to be replaced. If a thermal fuse does not have continuity then the they need to be replaced.