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My Whirlpool clothes dryer model LEQ8611LW1 will not turn on when I depress the start button.

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I'd sure start by making sure the belt isn't broken. You can usually see the belt with a flashlight after accessing the panel (some are in front, others in the rear) - don't go probing around bare armed without unplugging the unit....

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Why won't dryer start?


The door switch frequently fails on clothes dryers. You can check it by manually holding the tab tight to the panel and attempt to start the dryer. There should be a distinct click of a switch behind the panel when you depress the tab.

If dryer works when manually depressing tab but not when door is closed slightly bend the tab out to futher increase the travel of the tab when the door closes.

No click likely bad switch!

Replacement requires qualified technician. Part is inexpensive and readily available.
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Feb 28, 2016 | Whirlpool Dryers

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How do you dry clothes in this machine please


A fairly common problem! The official instructions are

Before using your dryer, wipe the dryer drum with a damp cloth to
remove dust from storing and shipping.
1. Load clothes loosely into the dryer and close the door. Do not
pack the dryer. Allow space for clothes to tumble freely.
2. Turn the Cycle Control knob to the recommended cycle for the type of load being dried. Use the Energy Preferred Automatic Setting (,) to dry most heavyweight and medium weight loads. See "Drying, Cycle, and Temperature Tips."
3. Select a temperature setting on models with a Temp/Fabric selector. The cycle descriptions include temperature setting suggestions.
4. Push the START button.

Stopping and Restarting
You can stop your dryer any time during a cycle.
To stop your dryer
Open the dryer door or turn the Cycle Control knob to OFE
NOTE: The Cycle Control knob should point to an Off area when
the dryer is not in use.
To restart your dryer
1. Close the door.
2. Select a new cycle and temperature (if desired).
3. Press START

Extracted from
http://www.manualslib.com/manual/511763/Whirlpool-Lte5243dq.html?page=10#manual

Nov 14, 2015 | Whirlpool AWZ410 Front Load Washer/Dryer

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I have a quiet pak 2 Kenmore. When I depress the start button the drum works but there is no heat. I stops workin when I take my finger off the start button. Model 110.73932102


I looked up the model number. You have a 90 series dryer made by whirlpool. You need to take it apart and clean it up, cheack all limits and safetys for continuity. I beleive you have a bad motor If the drum turns and the belt is not broken when you release you button it stops that is either the start switch or the motor.

Feb 05, 2014 | Kenmore Dryers

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LEQ8611LW1 WILL NOT HEAT


Try cleaning out or replacing out the exhaust hose. Work for me.

Mar 08, 2013 | Whirlpool Heating & Cooling

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Whirlpool dryer model leq8611lw1 leaving brown marks on clothes


Hi,
The cycling or operating thermostatis often the problem when a dryer runstoo hot, but there are also other things that can make it run hot also.

Here is a tip that I wrote that gives more details about why a clothes dryer will get too hot.

Clothes Dryergetting too hot

heatman101

Sep 09, 2011 | Dryers

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When washing Machine goes into spin cycle, , it starts making a grinding noise and never goes to full momentum and starts to slow down, after the grinding noise. The clothes aren't fully dry as they...



Sometimes, a Whirlpool dryer may not function as you'd like.Although specific details vary by model, the company offers several generalguidelines to troubleshooting your Whirlpool dryer and getting it back intoworking order.

Verify that thedryer is connected to its power source if it won't turn on. Whirlpool alsosuggests checking your home's circuit breaker, as the high power needs of thedryer may have tripped the circuit. If the circuit has been tripped, reset itby flipping it back into the "On" position. Push the door of the dryer. Whirlpool designed its appliances to not turn onif the dryer isn't secured and notes that the dryer door may not be fullyclosed even if it appears shut. Push firmly at the top and bottom of the door,as some Whirlpool models have two latches. Press the "Start" button again. Whirlpool reports that some modelsrequire you to press and hold the button for five seconds to fully start themachine. Depending on the model, the button may be labeled "Hold toStart," "Start" or "Push to Start." Check that the dryer's settings knob is set to an actual drying mode and notsimply "Air" or "Tumble." On most Whirlpool models, themanufacturer states that the settings knob should be set to"Accudry," "Timed Dry" or "Automatic Dry." Clean the lint trap, typically located at the top of the dryer and removedby pulling its plastic handle. Over time, lint and dust builds up here. Thethicker the trapped layer of lint, the slower your dryer performance. Whirlpoolrecommends removing built up lint after every dryer load. Remove some of the wet clothes inside the dryer if it's taking an unusuallylong time to dry your clothes. Whirlpool warns that placing too much clothinginside the dryer reduces hot air circulation, which also reduces dryingcapabilities. Recommended dryer load s vary, with compact Whirlpool modelsholding approximately 3.4 cubic feet while extra large Whirlpool dryers holdingmore than 7 cubic feet.

Jun 07, 2011 | Washing Machines

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OUR WHIRLPOOL DRYER MODEL LEQ8611LW1 TUMBLES BUT NO LHEAT.


Check your vent. Make sure you have plenty of air flow going out. If you do, then it is your elements.

May 07, 2011 | Whirlpool Dryers

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I am trying to take the back off of my Whirlpool clothes dryer model LEQ8611LW1 to replace the heating element, but the back will not come off. How do I get to the heating element?


The dryer doesn't have a removable rear access panel and the heating element is accessible through the bottom front panel. Using a flat-blade screwdriver, locate and release the two bottom front panel clips approximately 4 inches from the sides.
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Once the panel is off, locate the heating element housing is on the right side and remove the hex-head screw from the heater shield.
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Remove the hex-head screw from the side of the heater housing and slide the heating element out then slide the new heating element in and secure it with the hex-head screw.

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Note:

The heating element is not necessarily busted and needs to be replaced when the dryer fails to heat up. The first thing to look at is the thermal cut-off. It blows open and cut power to the heating element if the high-limit thermostat is faulty. Disconnect the red wire from the thermal cut-off and the red/white stripe wire from the heater. Connect the red wire disconnected from the thermal cut-off to the heater terminal where the red/white stripe wire is disconnected from.

Reconnect power then start the dryer. The problem is indeed with the two bypassed components if the dryer heats up. Replace both the thermal cut-off and the high-limit thermostat and it should solve the heating problem. Do not use the dryer with those parts bypassed due to high risk of fire hazards.

Apr 01, 2011 | Whirlpool Dryers

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Dryer wont start when start button is pressed, but humming sound


I'd sure start by making sure the belt isn't broken. You can usually see the belt with a flashlight after accessing the panel (some are in front, others in the rear) - don't go probing around bare armed without unplugging the unit....

Jun 20, 2009 | Whirlpool LER5636P Electric Dryer

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