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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Hello, I change the heating element (was broken) and all fuses are OK. Still no heat. What can I do next? Thank you, Laura.
Answer Laura, make sure you have 240v going to the dryer and the breaker hasn't tripped. You'll need to check the thermostats. They should read closed for continuity. Thanks.
My dryer would only work in low heat/fluff cycle and now will not start at all. I already changed out the thermal fuse.
Answer Joe, if you've changed out the thermal fuse 3392519 on the blower housing and the dryer won't start or run, you'll need to check the timer circuits for a "closed" circuit between terminals B and C on the timer, which is power out to the motor, and the door switch terminals Com to NO, with the door closed. This is the neutral circuit to the motor and start switch, if either is "open" the dryer won't start or run. You did check to see that you have 220 - 240 VAC at the outlet and terminal block on the back of the dryer.
My dryer wont always turn off unless I unplug it. It has burned up 2 thermal fuses.
Answer Hello John,
If the unit has burned out 2 thermal fuses, the exhaust duct has an issue. The timer W10185976 will have nothing to do with this issue but it could have contacts sticking due to the high heat.
I keep hearing a buzzing sound coming from my dryer, but the dryer buzzer is in the off position. Any thoughts as to why or where this is coming from?
I have replaced the heating element in the past and I am about to order another one for replacement, but I'm not sure if that might be related.
You will want to check the buzzer switch in the off position to make sure that the switch does not have continuity in the off position. If it does then the switch is bad and would need to be replaced. You will also want to check to make sure that there is nothing caught in the blower wheel of the unit that would cause the noise. The other thing would be the timer buzzing.
My whirlpool dryer LER5636Q0 still gets warm but takes several restarts to dry my clothes. I cleaned the Vent from unit to outside
Would this be the dryer heating element?
Answer Hello Dale. If the unit is heating, it is most likely an air flow issue. Check the blower wheel on the unit and see if it is clogged. Also, make sure there is no kinks in the vent.