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Old 08-11-2012, 11:21 AM
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Model Number: WED4800XQ   Brand: Whirlpool   Age: More than 10 years   

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all of a sudden there is no heat in my dryer were would you start to see what is wrong any suggestions would help me a lot really don't have the money to get a new one right now


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Old 08-11-2012, 02:14 PM
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all of a sudden there is no heat in my dryer were would you start to see what is wrong any suggestions would help me a lot really don't have the money to get a new one right now
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Old 08-11-2012, 02:18 PM
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dryer will not heat, can you help me?
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Old 08-12-2012, 02:57 AM
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See the attachment for the wiring diagram.

Could be a power problem.
The heating coil runs off of 240 volts but on this unit so does the timer motor.
Set the unit to a mid scale heat cycle.
Does the timer advance?

If yes then you have 240 volts so I would start by checking the heating coil.
Often you can see the break. If it looks OK then I would get a meter, see below.

If no then you probably have a power problem, see below.

Try flipping the breaker off/on slowly a couple times. Sometimes you can loose half the line without actually tripping the breaker.
Check the voltage at the plug
L1 to L2 should be 240 volts
L1 to Neutral and L2 to Neutral, both should be 120 volts.
If OK
Unplug the unit and check the wires at the terminal strip in the machine to make sure none are loose or burned out
If OK
Check the power at the terminal strip.
Do this with the heater off and on.
Be careful as 240 volts is lethal !!!

If you do not own a meter, I would suggest you purchase a one. You can get a decent digital multimeter for under $20.00. You do not need fancy though it is nice if the leads are a couple feet long.
If it saves ordering one unnecessary part it has paid for itself and you end up owning a useful tool.
Most places will not let you return electrical parts so if you order it, you own it.
A couple things to watch when measuring ohms and continuity
1. Always remove power from the machine otherwise you could blow your meter.
2. Always disconnect at least one side of any device you are checking. This eliminates the possibility of measuring an alternate/parallel circuit path.
3. When checking for closed contacts and continuity use the lowest scale (Usually 200 ohms). Then try higher scales. This scale is 0 to 200 ohms so if the device you are measuring is 300 ohms this scale would show an open circuit which it is not, you are just measuring outside the scale's dynamic range.
4. When you start always short the meter leads together. This will tell you that the meter is working and if there is any 0 offset.

There is a good STICKY at the start of this forum about it's use.

Leadunham
Unless your unit is the same model, please start you own thread using "Post New Topic".
Hijacking angeldevil1998 post will just confuse things.
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