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Whirpool Dryer Model #LE5650XMW1


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#1 AF ART

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Posted 30 October 2006 - 02:14 PM

I have a Whirlpool Dryer Model #LE5650XMW1.  It stopped blowing hot air about a month ago.  I installed a new one-time fuse, thermo kit (two thermos on heat element cover), and a new heating element and it worked great (again) for about 30 days.  Then, without warning, it stopped blowing hot air again.  I jumped the one-time fuse to see if the heating element would work again to no avail.  Any suggestions on what may be the problem now?

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Posted 30 October 2006 - 04:18 PM

check the thermal fuse. it's on the fan housing. also check your vent for airflow, thermal fuse goes because of heat buildup due to blockage of air flow.

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Posted 30 October 2006 - 04:23 PM

Believe the thermofuse on the vent housing would kill the motor in an electric dryer, suggest using your volt meter to see where you have lost voltage to the element, might want to make sure you have 240 volts to the dryer terminal block...
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Posted 30 October 2006 - 04:58 PM

take your meter and check continuity through the white fuse on the back of this dryer. if it is open, or no continuity, then you need to replace again. but you need to check to see if it is blowing adequate air out the back. if so, the check your house vent. the most common failure of that themal fuse is hot air backing up into the dryer and eventually pogging that thermostat. does it take a while to dry? do you hear a bumping noise after the dryer stops or even during operation?

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Posted 30 October 2006 - 05:03 PM

Thanks.

There is no blockage...airflow is fine.  For some reason the air isn't hot because the heating element won't come on.

Is the thermal fuse you reference, the one below/near the one-time fuse?  The wires from this run to the heating element?  If so, this is the only thermo I didn't replace.  What would be the correct part number for this item (for my dryer)?


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Posted 30 October 2006 - 05:06 PM

He replaced the element fuse and safety thermostat and heating element...according to what I am reading. now no heat again...the white thermofuse on the vent housing on this dryer would kill the motor so the unit would be dead....believe he said it is blowing cold air.  Need to trace the heat circuit back from the heating element to see where the voltage has been lost...
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Posted 30 October 2006 - 05:08 PM

Thanks.  It does take a while to dry (even after replacing the last group of parts), but I completely cleaned out the entire vent system and I have good airflow at the exhaust.  Also, no bumping noises during or after dryer stops.

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Posted 30 October 2006 - 05:10 PM

""Is the thermal fuse you reference, the one below/near the one-time fuse?  The wires from this run to the heating element?  If so, this is the only thermo I didn't replace.  What would be the correct part number for this item (for my dryer""  ....................Ok, what did you replace, you first said you replaced the fuse and safety thermostat kit and the heating element, now you say you did not replace this fuse on the side of the canister???  Need to clarify which fuse you did or did not replace...please.
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Posted 30 October 2006 - 05:21 PM

Sorry for the confusion.  These are the parts I replaced...
 
Thermal Fuse Part # 3392519
http://cgi.ebay.com/Whirlpool-Kenmore-Dryer-Thermal-Fuse-3392519-NEW_W0QQitemZ170029791858QQihZ007QQcategoryZ20714QQcmdZViewItem
 
part # 4391960 Dryer element for Whirlpool

http://cgi.ebay.com/DRYER-HEATER-ELEMENT-COIL-WHIRLPOOL-KENMORE-4391960_W0QQitemZ170029133994QQihZ007QQcategoryZ20714QQcmdZViewItem
 
part # 279769 Thermostat Kit
Whirlpool Dryer Thermostat Fuse 279769 3390921
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=170028499847&sspagename=ADME:B:AAQ:US:1

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Posted 30 October 2006 - 05:33 PM

you didnt get that vent completely cleaned out. thats why you blew that tstat again and why its taking too long to dry.  does the vent run through the roof or side wall? how long is the vent? how did you attempt to clean it the first time?

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Posted 30 October 2006 - 05:36 PM

Ok, looks like gereric parts not OEM....now which one are you saying you did not replace as you show to have replaced the thermofuse on the dryer vent housing that would cause the dryer to go dead if it went bad, and the fuse and high limit safety on the element canister...these are the only fuses on the back of the dryer...see if the new fuse above the safety on the side of the canister is bad again, I have seen them fail, those generic ones, within two weeks....
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