dryer heating element will not cut off
i replaced the heating element in whirlpool dryer now the heating element will not cut off. what can cause this. Answer
If you are saying that the element is staying on even if the dyer is off then the most common cause is a grounded out element. Even if you just replace it this is the first thing to check for. Disconnect the wires off the element and test for continuity from the terminal to ground. If so the new element is bad.
If you are saying the element stays on the whole time the dyer is running then the operating thermostat is the most common thing that will cause this. There is a picture on this page that shows the operating thermostat (cycling thermostat). Whirlpool Dryer No Heat