Question about Dryers
Hi I have a whirlpool electric dryer md#LER5636PQ0. It started heating when it was not on. Last load I ran I for got to turn the breaker off. The unit still heats but will not start. How do I fix this? How do I fix the the heating problem once it does start? Thanks
There are 4 things that could potentially be wrong with your dryer if its not heating up..
1. Thermal fuse - unlikely because you said it DOES heat up - just at the wrong time (when its off).
2. Thermostat - again - unlikely because it does heat up - at the wrong time.
3. Timer Motor - Most likely
4. Element - unlikely because it IS heating at the wrong time.
Since your Dryer does heat up, but stays on after the Timer should shut the element off, AND it will not start .... Your timer motor has failed.
Relatively simple to repair yourself. 15 minute job!!
Remove the back of the control panel, remove the 2 screws holding the timer on the unit and replace the timer wire for wire. The timer in place, put the 2 screws in and close up the panel. No more turning off the breaker between uses :D
So easy a CAVEMAN could do it :D
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Posted on Apr 14, 2009
Forgive me, but I want to be clear on this issue.
If the dryer button is completely off, the heater element continues to get hot and you can not get the dryer to tumble no matter what you do? If that is correct, let me know.
Posted on Apr 14, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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