Dryer not heating up

by Jim
(San Antonio TX)

I have a whirlpoolDryer mod# LER4634PQ0.

Ive tried all setting it wont heat up and the timer wont budge from where ever it's set at.


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Hi Jim,

Replacement parts in WHIRLPOOL LER4634PQ0 29" Electric Dryer

There are three things that will typically cause this: the heating element and two thermostats. All three are located behind a panel on the back of the dryer. Unplug the dryer before taking the back off. If you have an ohmmeter you can test all three. Unplug the wires from each part before checking for continuity. If one of the thermostats is open (no continuity) replace both of them (they are purchased together as a kit). If the heater is open replace it.

If you don’t have an ohmmeter remove the heater and inspect it for breaks. If the heater is bad it will be broke and you should be able to see the break. If the heater isn’t broken replace both thermostats.

Note these are not the only things that can cause this problem just the most likely. Also repairing the heating problem will most likely repair the timer problem because the timer will not turn if the dryer doesn’t heat when set to automatic cycle.

Thank you,

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