Question about Whirlpool LER4634J Electric Dryer

1 Answer

Dryer will not cut on, the switch to push the button for turning on the dryer has no power to show the tester light on.

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Whirlpool Master
  • 3,361 Answers

First verify 220 volts of power at the terminal block where the cord attaches to the dryer. Also, look for a burned or loose wire at this location.
The power to the start switch comes from the door switch.
Check the door switch for continuity.
If no continuity, replace the door switch.

Posted on Feb 21, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Whirlpool dryer awz 8578 has cut out no lights on


Electric dryer no start does nothing

Check dryer Terminal block prongs both outside prongs should give combined 220, and 110 each if u check 1 outside & 1 center (ground) prong. Also check house electrical outlet for full voltage.

CHECK THERMAL SHUT OFF THERMOSTAT USUALLY LOCATED ON THE BLOWER. for OHMS or resistance with a meter. Should show a closed circuit. Ohms WHEN THIS FUSE BLOWS IT WILL SHUT DOWN EVERYTHING.

NEXT Test the PUSH start switch with meter for OHMS. Should show OHMS when pushed in or on start, and no ohms or infinity when in off position.

If you hear a humming/clicking sound from motor area you more than likely have a bad motor.
Try this test out to see if u have weak windings or relay/capacitor on motor.
Open the dryer door and turn by hand the drum while machine is on ON position. And you or someone else presses the door engagement switch in. If it starts up then u have bad windings

Another thing to check is the belt safety switch. With a multi meter.
Especially if u just replaced the belt. The belt safety switch is attached to the Tensioner and motor. IT LOOKS LIKE A DOOR SWITCH SOMEWHAT a little black pc of plastic with 2 prongs going into it. Sits at bottom of motor. Under the Tensioner. Attach meter clips to the 2 prongs on switch, Then when the little white push button is pressed in it should show continuity and none when released.

Lastly check ur DOOR SWITCH for continuity with a meter when the button is pushed in the (on/Door closed position,) it may have gone bad.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTRP6kHqAFs

Oct 12, 2014 | Dryers

1 Answer

Kenmore 970 c85092 00 dryer


Electric dryer no start does nothing

Check dryer Terminal block prongs both outside prongs should give combined 220, and 110 each if u check 1 outside & 1 center (ground) prong. Also check house electrical outlet for full voltage.

CHECK THERMAL SHUT OFF THERMOSTAT USUALLY LOCATED ON THE BLOWER. for OHMS or resistance with a meter. Should show a closed circuit. Ohms WHEN THIS FUSE BLOWS IT WILL SHUT DOWN EVERYTHING.

NEXT Test the PUSH start switch with meter for OHMS. Should show OHMS when pushed in or on start, and no ohms or infinity when in off position.

If you hear a humming/clicking sound from motor area you more than likely have a bad motor.
Try this test out to see if u have weak windings or relay/capacitor on motor.
Open the dryer door and turn by hand the drum while machine is on ON position. And you or someone else presses the door engagement switch in. If it starts up then u have bad windings

Another thing to check is the belt safety switch. With a multi meter.
Especially if u just replaced the belt. The belt safety switch is attached to the Tensioner and motor. IT LOOKS LIKE A DOOR SWITCH SOMEWHAT a little black pc of plastic with 2 prongs going into it. Sits at bottom of motor. Under the Tensioner. Attach meter clips to the 2 prongs on switch, Then when the little white push button is pressed in it should show continuity and none when released.

Lastly check ut push start button for continuity with a meter when pushed in the on position, it may have gone bad.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTRP6kHqAFs

Aug 19, 2014 | Kenmore Dryers

1 Answer

My Dryer is a Maytag MGD5570, just under 4 years old. The dryer has power (light is on), but when I push the Start Button, nothing happens. I checked the Thermal Fuse with a continuity tester and it is not...




Hi,

There can be many reasons why your dryer will not start or turn...

The most common causes are the belt breaking or jumping off, or the motor going bad...

Here are a couple of tips that I wrote will help you to figure out why your dryer will not run...

Dryer Repair - The
Dryer is not Turning

Dryer Repair - The
dryer will not start


heatman101

Feb 03, 2011 | Maytag Dryers

1 Answer

Maytag Gas Dryer has power (light is on), but when I push the Start Button, nothing happens. The Dryer is a Maytag MGD5570, just under 4 years old. I checked the Thermal Fuse with a continuity tester and...


I had the same problem. Here's a quick test you need to do. It will take two individuals (unless you're extremely talented) Open the dryer door and push in the door switch... and hold it in. Have the other person push on (and hold) the start button on the console. At that same time everyone is pushing the switches take a free hand and reach into the dryer and try to spin it. Sometimes just a little push (assistance) is all it takes and..... bingo the dryer starts up! If that's the case... your motor is on its way out or it's gone. Usually due to the bearings on the motor being badly worn.

Feb 03, 2011 | Maytag Neptune MDG5500AW Gas Dryer

1 Answer

I repaced the felt and slides to fix a loud noise. Still had the noise, so based on answers on this site, i just replaced the rear bearing. put the dryer back together and now it will not turn on. The...


Using a screwdriver or similar, slender object, push the door switch in with door open. Try to start dryer. If it doesn't start it is quite possible that the switch was not connected when you finished working on it. Check to make sure the wires are connected to the switch.
If both leads are connected, you can check the switch with a continuity tester. (About $3.00 at your local big box store should you not have one). With the dryer UNPLUGGED connect the clip to one pole on the switch. With the probe, touch the other. The light on the tester should only go on when you push in (with screwdriver) to activate switch. If the light doesn't go on, your switch is bad and needs to be replaced.

Jan 29, 2011 | GE Profile Wizard DPSE592EAWW Electric...

1 Answer

Dryer won't turn on when I push the start button. Was working fine yesterday. The light is on so I know there is power.


thermal fuse somtimes lokated on back of dryer possibly white with 2 wires connected to it.
you can also test the thermal fuse with an Ohms tester

Dec 19, 2010 | Whirlpool WED5300S Electric Dryer

1 Answer

Dryer doesn't turn on. Replaced the power switch


Power switch? Do you mean push to start switch? To see if you have a bad push to start 1st unplug. Open back top panel. Only do this test if you hae two wires going to the push to start switch. Wear gloves so you dont kill yourself. seriously. If you do have two wire then disconnect from push to start. Make sure they are not touching anything!!! Plug machine in. Tunr timer to 60 minutes. Touch wire together then pull apart. If machine kick on replace push to start. If not put everything back the way it was. Jump out door switch. If door switch is jump and still dont work then check motor test. Check harness on motor. If has a capacitor need to check with a cap. tester. You need a service manual to test wheather you have a bad motor. The manual will show you how to properly test a motor (each lead has ohms valve and you have to know what they are to test)

Mar 25, 2010 | Whirlpool LEQ7030KQ Electric Dryer

1 Answer

My dryer model kenmore 110.85862400 has power but does not turn on...is it possible that I locked it somehow? Do you know how I can unlock if thats the case. Someone told me to check fuses or breaker as...


Faulty door button or faulty thermo cut out located on the heater housing Check for oms Door switch when pushed in and thermal switch when power is applied

Nov 02, 2009 | Kenmore Elite HE4 Electric Dryer

2 Answers

Start button does not work on our Asko t720 dryer


if you get a light on the main power switch, then it might be overheat cut-off switch wich has been activated. This is located outside on the back of the machine. a rubber button aprox in the middle, you must push this, and hear a 'click'. it might be a solution.

Jul 07, 2009 | Asko Dryers

2 Answers

Dryer wont start - no lights


Dryer door does not think it is closed. There is a sensor on the top of the door that is probably not making contact with the door. Trying pushing the top part of the door and holding it then press the start button.. if the unit starts running then you know what it is. I just had one of these dryers delivered today and had to find out about this by myself tonight!!

Apr 30, 2009 | Whirlpool WED9500T Electric Dryer

Not finding what you are looking for?
Whirlpool LER4634J Electric Dryer Logo

Related Topics:

135 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Whirlpool Dryers Experts

Dan Webster
Dan Webster

Level 3 Expert

8147 Answers

Tim Whalen

Level 3 Expert

3056 Answers

Richard Roth
Richard Roth

Level 3 Expert

9472 Answers

Are you a Whirlpool Dryer Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...