DRYER OVERHEATING HEATING ELEMENT ON EVEN ON AIR FLUFF

by NEWBERRY
(VIRGINIA BEACH)

MY DRYER STAYS ON REGULAL HEAT EVEN WHEN ON AIR FLUFF.







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Hi Newberry,

The first thing to check is a grounded element. If the element is grounded the heater can heat even if the dryer isn’t “calling” for heat. To check this disconnect the dryer and disconnect the wires going to the element. Then check for continuity from one of the heater terminal to ground (anything metal on the dryer). Of there is any continuity, replace the heater.

If this isn’t the problem give me the model number to the dryer.

Thank you,
Shawn/administrator

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DRYER REMAINS HOT EVEN WHEN ON AIR FLUFF
by: NEWBERRY

THANS SHAWN;I WENT AND BOUGHT A NEW ELEMENT AND THE DRYER IS WORKING FINE.THANKS

Element is not grounded
by: Guillermo

Hello,

I just checked that and the element is not the grounded.

The dryer is a Whirlpool model LEC5000PQ0.

I guess I am having problems with the controller (if there is any) because I have already changed the element (the resistance was open), and two thermal fuse (one of them 2 times).

But the dryer keep getting too hot, even when it should not.

Thanks,
Guillermo

RE
by: Shawn/admin

If yours is heating even on fluff no heat and the element is not grounded out then I believe the timer must be bad. The only thing is the timer wouldn’t cause the thermo fuse to blow out twice. Check to see if it is heating even if the dryer is off and if so something is grounded out or the motor switch is bad.

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