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Whirlpool dryer Model # WED6200SW1

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The dryer would heat but would not tumble. After checking the belt (which was fine) we noticed the motor was not turning. It had power & would spin. We then replaced the thermol fuse & everything looked good & worked great for 1/2 hour & it blew the fuse again. We then checked for any obstructions to air flow & all areas where producing great. replaced the dryer cord as it looked a bit brown & old. Replaced the fuse again & yep....u guessed it it blew in a bit over 1/2 hour. Could the high limit thermostat be stuck or is this a board problem?

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... we noticed the motor was not turning. It had power & would spin.

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I meant to say that the motor (with the belt removed) would spin. In other words it had power & was not frozen up. A friend also suggested that we check the heat element to see if it had a sag in in that might ground or short out the machine... Could that be it?

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do you mean the white thermal fuse, near the blower wheel housing? #7 or #9 ?

It would be a good idea to check the heater, and the vent , I would also recomend checking the lint filter, to be sure it is clear.W0704441-00003.png

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The dryer would heat but would not tumble.

I meant to say that the motor (with the belt removed) would spin.

In other words it had power & was not frozen up.

:kopkrab:

so... the Motor runs with the Belt removed,

but with the Belt installed, the Motor won't run nor turn the Drum ?

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We then replaced the thermol fuse & everything looked good & worked great for 1/2 hour & it blew the fuse again.

Definitely time to check the element for sagging to ground. You can put a meter on it (unplug the dryer first!!!), and check for continuity from one of the element leads to ground. Better yet, unscrew the 2 1/4" screws on each side of the element, pull it down and out and visually inspect the element.

This is what you might find. http://neighboursapp...ng-element.html

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