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My whirlpool dryer wed5840sw0 will not start. The timer does run when I press the door shut off switch and hit start but nothing else happens. Any help here?

Nothing happens when I press the start button but the timer is working when the door switch is enabled. Any suggestions?

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SOURCE: Whirlpool LER5644EQ2 Electric Dryer that won't start

Regarding model LER5644EQ2, here is a link to a parts website complete with an assembly drawing and parts list. In all probability,you have a blown thermal fuse and that will need replacing http://www.pcappliancerepair.com/model-display.php
Item #23 on the drawing .. a quick test would be to ( with power removed or disabled) measure the resistance across the two terminals and it should not be an open circuit or it is blown. The drawing shows exactly where it is and the parts list shows the item number/ cost and where to buy a replacement. Hope this helps..

Regarding model number is YLEQ5000PW1, you may have the same problem with your thermal fuse.. the parts website does not show a detailed darwing of your model but it should be similar to the other one I've cited in the location and thermal fuse.. The link I am sending is for the parts list for your washer and the thermal fuse.. http://www.pcappliancerepair.com/model-display.php

Let me know if that isn't the problem and we can look at other ways to zero in on a solution..
Hope this helps...
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Posted on Sep 11, 2008

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SOURCE: Whirlpool LER5644EQ2 Electric Dryer that won't start

HI yes it could be a fuse its called a thermal fuse located at back of dryer remove back on the left sede on air duct a fuse with 2 smaller blue wirse that should be your problem thanks THE APPLIANCE DOC

Posted on Sep 13, 2008

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SOURCE: Whirlpool dryer model LEQ8800JQ won't start when push start butto

I posted today (Jan 2, 2009) that I had same problem. Handyman tested for blown thermal fuse, etc and everything was fine. He said I have to replace the timer switch .. well guess what - I fidgeted with the start button (on/off) hard a few times while simultaneously pressing & releasing door switch and it did the trick. In my case the problem was most likely with the start button. Dryer is working fine now!

Posted on Jan 03, 2009

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SOURCE: WHIRLPOOL DRYER WON'T START

Test the door switch.

Posted on Feb 24, 2009

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SOURCE: Kitchen aid electric dryer won't start. The door

change your thermal fuse

Posted on Mar 12, 2009

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