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Whirlpool dryer LEQ8000JQ3 does not heat up when drying

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  • clara1972 Dec 11, 2008

    The machine is drying thru the normal cycle as used do! It takes over 5 cycles to dry the garments. Please advise.
    my email is clara@americanapparel.net or call 917.558.6063


    Is there a technician in the Manhattan area? Zip: 10003?


    Clara

  • Anonymous Jan 29, 2009

    did you get an answer, e-mail me at davidwjacobs@msn.com, thanks!

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duby1990
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SOURCE: Whirlpool dryer LEQ8000JQ3 does not heat when drying

You can check which one you need to replace by using an ohm meater. You usually dont have to replace both.

Posted on Dec 11, 2008

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SOURCE: ELECTRIC DRYER, RUNS NO HEAT WHIRLPOOL LEQ8000JQ3

check the heater element and thermal fuses for continuety

Posted on Mar 17, 2010

hunter19_46m
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SOURCE: ELECTRIC DRYER, RUNS NO HEAT WHIRLPOOL LEQ8000JQ3

ALWAYS UNPLUG YOUR DRYER BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO DO ANY WORK ON IT.
Check to make sure you are getting full 220 Volt power to the dryer, if you are then:
Sounds like your problem may be with the heating coil. Remove the back of the machine and try to
locate the air duct going from the blower to the drum. Normally inside the air duct you will find
the heating coil and the thermostats/thermistor. Once you have located the heating coil, remove
the two wires from it and check the coil with an ohm meter across the two terminals of the coil.
You should read continuity across the terminals, if not you will need to replace the coil as it
is faulty. If the heating coil is ok, then: You can check the thermostat/thermistor by removing
the two wires and taping them together with electrical tape. If the coil heats up then replace
the thermostat/thermistor. DO NOT LEAVE THE WIRES TAPED TOGETHER AFTER THE TEST. This could cause
a fire, as you have removed the safety of overheat from the machine. I will include these two web
sites for parts and further help:
http://www.partselect.com/ http://www.appliancepartspros.com/index.aspx
Both also have chat assistance 24/7.
Good Luck, Hope this helps
Please rate me, Thank you

Posted on May 13, 2010

TheMobilian
  • 8147 Answers

SOURCE: whirlpool model#LEQ8000JQ3 will tumble but not

Maybe what 5, 10 years old at the most. Unplug the dryer and look for air blockages. d404494.jpgThat will give you a clue if it is the heater element or the limits mounted on the heater chamber. Overheating causes these guys to kick out. 012813e.jpgThe dryer itself will still run. If their is severe blockage to the filter housing the thermal fuse will get in the act and kill all power to the dryer through the door circuit. You say it runs so ts get down to the nitty gritty. bc32dd7.jpgUnplug the dryer and take the back dust cover off. There you will find the heater and limits on the right and the filter chute and blower with thermal limit. Lets look at your heater1c9285f.jpgIt mounts on bottom and easier to take out than older ones was16e16c9.jpg

Posted on Jul 24, 2010

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ALWAYS UNPLUG YOUR DRYER BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO DO ANY WORK ON IT.
Check to make sure you are getting full 220 Volt power to the dryer, if you are then:
Sounds like your problem may be with the heating coil. Remove the back of the machine and try to
locate the air duct going from the blower to the drum. Normally inside the air duct you will find
the heating coil and the thermostats/thermistor. Once you have located the heating coil, remove
the two wires from it and check the coil with an ohm meter across the two terminals of the coil.
You should read continuity across the terminals, if not you will need to replace the coil as it
is faulty. If the heating coil is ok, then: You can check the thermostat/thermistor by removing
the two wires and taping them together with electrical tape. If the coil heats up then replace
the thermostat/thermistor. DO NOT LEAVE THE WIRES TAPED TOGETHER AFTER THE TEST. This could cause
a fire, as you have removed the safety of overheat from the machine. I will include these two web
sites for parts and further help:
http://www.partselect.com/ http://www.appliancepartspros.com/index.aspx
Both also have chat assistance 24/7.
Good Luck, Hope this helps
Please rate me, Thank you

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