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OLDGUYDIY 10-28-2008 07:56 AM

Heating Element Stays On In Cool Down
Heating element staying on in cool down cycle. Could the timer switch be faulty?

Gene 10-28-2008 08:34 PM

The first thing I would do is check the heating coils for short to ground.

Remove both wires from the heating element and check for continuity between each terminal to ground. If there is continuity then replace the heating element.

- The part number for the heating element AP3109438

Here are the break down diagrams for the Whirlpool dryer Model LEC6646AZ0


OLDGUYDIY 10-29-2008 04:38 AM

Thank you Gene for your reply! I did as you suggested and you were right! The heating coil was shorted to ground. I appreciated your help!

Gene 10-29-2008 01:07 PM

You are welcome. I'm glad you were able to fix it.


BobtheBald 06-02-2015 09:20 AM

Heating element does not shut off when I open the dryer door
Hi all, I am having a similar problem with a Roper by Whirl pool electric dryer Model red4440vq1.

If the timer goes through the cycle, the heating element shuts off.:)
If I move the timer manual to the off position, the heating element shuts off.:)
If I unplug the dryer, the heating element shuts off.:)
If I open the dryer door in the middle of a cycle, the heating element stays on until I do one of the first three things.:mad:
I have replaced the timer with no different results.:(

fairbank56 06-02-2015 09:46 AM

Check for a grounded heat element. It's either grounded or the motor centrifugal switch is stuck closed, more likely a grounded element.


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