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sunshine1017  
#1 Posted : Thursday, October 18, 2012 3:11:27 PM(UTC)
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Last week my whirlpool dryer model #LEQ9508PWD quit spinning but there was heat. After a lot of research, it turned out to be a bad thermal fuse. Replaced that and dryer appeared to be working fine. Then today the heating element went out again. I replaced this a year ago. Is there something else I could check that could be causing these other problems? Thanks in advance!

Forgot to add that I noticed the heat turns on when I start the timer, but without hitting the start button.
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Gene  
#2 Posted : Thursday, October 18, 2012 6:59:16 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: sunshine1017 Go to Quoted Post
...I noticed the heat turns on when I start the timer, but without hitting the start button...


Does it do it now? If yes then unplug the dryer and don't plug it back until it's fixed.


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... today the heating element went out again...


Can you explain it more detailed please? Did you check the heating element for continuity?


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Gene.
sunshine1017  
#3 Posted : Friday, October 19, 2012 6:47:13 PM(UTC)
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Last week the dryer was heating, but it would not spin. It was the thermal fuse. Replaced that and when I plugged it back in, it would spin and heat but I noticed that it would heat when the timer was turned, before hitting the start button.

Now, it won't heat at all but it does spin. So I took off the heating element and can plainly see that it is the problem.
Gene  
#4 Posted : Friday, October 19, 2012 7:06:15 PM(UTC)
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Very likely the heating element was shorted to the ground. Hopefully the new heating element will fix it. Whirlpool has redesigned this part and possible you will need to order 2 new connecting wires because of the different terminals.

- The heating element Part number: 279838
Part number: 279838



- The connecting wire (order two) Part number: AP3134638
Part number: AP3134638

Gene.
P.S. Click on the heating element part number or picture to watch the installation instructional video.
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