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Whirlpool LEQ9858LW0 Dryer lint chute seal replacement?

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don't worry about the resistance reading of the other terminals.. for now

rarely fail, and Dryer would still work

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Hey, guys. I got the Thermal Cut Off Kit installed, very easy to do. Fired up the dryer and got great air flow and high heat. I do not have a meat thermometer but intend to get one and check the actual temperature. I just wanted to get the laundry rolling, we've had a wet load in the dryer and the washer sitting there for about 24 hours. It will be interesting to see if the laundry dries quicker, we'll see. Thanks for the help and I will post again with progress (or a conclusion!). Thanks!

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Sorry to have taken so long to report back. I'm happy to report that drying times are completely back to normal now! I have not got a thermostat yet to check temp at vent but like I said drying times are back to normal and take less than half the time it has been taking recently.

Question, can a high-limit thermostat become faulty and cause or contribute to longer drying times? Through all the trial and error I had with this I am trying to figure out just what it was that was causing the longer drying times. I did get a lot of lint out of my vents when I cleaned them but not enough to be shocked. I had that faulty terminal on the high-limit thermostat leg that shorted the new element I bought (a newbie move) that caused the high cutoff to go and after reinstalling the old element and the new thermal cut off kit (that included a new high-limit thermostat) everything seemed to start working then. It would make most sense that it was simply the vents needed cleaning and that was all it was, but I still wonder, can a high-limit thermostat operate faulty and cause or contribute to longer drying times?

Many thanks to kdog and RegUS_PatOff for the help!!!

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:armed: Yee-Haw - good Job on the repair, my take on the Hi-Limit is that it isn't really intended to be cycling all the time as it is a safety device and not control - probably made a little weaker and the sequence of events is reversed as the build up of lint causes the air to backup and begin "cycling" on the Hi-limit

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Thanks, kdog! So, essentially, it might be safe to say all it was the lint build up! Man, I really learned a lesson here. Cost me about $60 and a lot of headache when all I needed to do was thoroughly clean the entire vents! Live and learn. Learned a lot through this though. Thanks again for your help!!

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Try to remember to do it every year - then you'll probably actually do it about every 3 :thumbsup:

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