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Author Topic: Whirlpool WED5000DW2 dryer will spin, with heat, unless I open the door.  (Read 279 times)

Offline kanddmama

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Relatively new dryer dryer that won't stop spinning unless I open the door.  It will continue to heat.  Any ideas?  I've checked the lint filter and vent.

Offline Dash

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If your dryer heats all the time it's usually because the heating element has broken but the broken wire is laying against the metal heater housing, completing the circuit.  Solution is to replace the heating element.

Offline kanddmama

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Could it also be the timer itself?

Offline Thorning

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My guess is that it is the timer and not the heating coil. Have you tried to check it yet ?

Offline kanddmama

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Not as of yet.  Looking at it soon.  Thanks.