Model #LER7646DQ1 WHIRLPOOL Residential Dryer

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dryer wont get hot


It can be a helpless feeling when you have a dryer problem and the repairman cannot find the cause. Sometimes we all spend so much time looking for the complicated reason, that the simple cause is overlooked. With that in mind, while you wait for the expert, you can check the troubleshooting video I attached below if you like. Hope this helps!

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Barbara H. -
March 03, 2011

I'm sorry you are having this problem. If the element is ok and if it is getting the full 240 volts, it has to heat. I suspect that it's only getting 120 volts, which will not be enough for the heating element to work. The dryer will run with this voltage but won�t heat. A voltage check should always be done with a meter. I recommend having this rechecked and use a volt/ohm meter to check the voltage. Resetting the breakers may correct this problem. One of them may be tripped. I hope this helps you. If you feel confident in your repair ability, to safely make a voltage check, disconnect power to the unit and remove the back panel. Now, reconnect the power, turn the dryer to a heating cycle and carefully place the meter leads on the element terminals. Do not disconnect any wires. If the voltage is 240, the element will heat but if it's only 120 volts it will not heat. If you would like more assistance, any additional details will be helpful and I will be glad to assist you further.

If you do not feel confident repairing this problem yourself, then you can have it repaired at your home by a Sears technician. Here is a link for the website: Sears Home Services .

Safety Notice: Be sure to disconnect the appliance before performing any troubleshooting procedures. If you are not comfortable with doing any voltage checks or repairs that might be recommended, please contact a local service provider for repairs. Be aware that there could be sharp edges inside the appliance that could cause cuts or other injuries to yourself or others.

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Scott D -
Sears Technician
March 04, 2011
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