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Dryer won't start - Whirlpool LER7646EQo

Dryer will not start - timer works and door sensor/switch works. I ordered a new start switch/push button (3398095) but it sounds as if I ordered the wrong part...I should have probably order new Thermal Sensors?

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  • Connie Erklin Mar 10, 2009

    I have the same problem. Same dryer. Thought it might be the push to start button parts but after calling around for the part, one person told me it's rare for that part to go bad. She said if I hear the clicking of the timer, it's probably the thermofuse. Any Ideas?

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IF THE DRYER DOES NOTHING AT ALL I WOULD SAY YOUR MAIN FUSE HAS BLOWN,IT IS ON THE BLOWER BOX AND IS WHITE,YOU CAN REMOVE THE BACK PANEL AND CHECK IT WITH AN OHMS METER,IF YOU GET NO READING IT IS BAD,LET ME KNOW-MIKE

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Update: I put in a Thermal Fuse Part # 3392519 and we are spinning again! The part will cost about $14.00.

Posted on Mar 10, 2009

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