Question about Whirlpool LER5636P Electric Dryer
I posted a reply earlier tonight and most dryers are similar in construction. You should be able to get access to the heating element but first perform the following inspection:
Many dryers don't dry if the internal exhaust chute becomes full of lint. What most people do not realize is that pulling the vent screen out and cleaning it (and possibly even using those miraculous vent brushes to reach inside) is synonymous only removing the "tip from an iceberg".
If you are fairly confident in using some basic hand tools. I can almost guarantee that if you disconnect the dryer's power cord from the wall and remove the vent hose from the back, you are at the beginning point of removing ALL the lint from the dryer. Use a hex nut driver or a screwdriver to remove the screws from the back of the dryer to inspect the area where the exhaust chute is that leads to the area where the vent hose is connected. (Be sure to "count" the number of screws and put them into a tin can or other retaining device to keep from losing any of them). You should be able to see the entire compartment once you open it. Carefully loosen the screws holding the exhaust chute as you will probably find plenty of hidden lint inside. Don't be surprised to find enough lint inside including the blower wheel to fill an average plastic grocery bag! Many dryer fires start in this area because most people do not know that so much lint collects there. I highly recommend that this easily accomplished task is done about one a year to keep the exhaust chute clean. It only takes about an hour to do the job very completely. Use a flashlight to inspect the entire area. You will be able to see the heating element inside the exhaust chute. If there is a broken heating element inside, the heating element will have a "break" in the wire. There is also a thermostat attached to the chute. Be sure to mark any wires inside before disconnecting them. Once you put the exhaust chute back together, test it again. If the dryer still does not heat, (and the heating element is not broken), the thermostat could be bad. Performing this inspection once a year is also good fire prevention maintenance. I am very curious about how much lint you find and if this fixed your problem. Please send me a reply. Thank You!
Posted on Jan 02, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Hi, If the ignitor glows and then shuts off before you get a flame, then you will need to change the coils on the top of the gas valve. This is the most common problem with the gas dryer not heating consistant. Make sure your venting to the outside is cleaned out. A plugged went causes the coils to go back quicker.
I hope this helps and please let me knw if I can assist you further.
Posted on May 11, 2009
SOURCE: whirlpool leb6000pq1 not heating
Thermostat controls heat. There is also a
motor centrifulgal switch, in the element
circuit, that the motor closes to insure
the motor is turning. Try another heat
setting. There is more than one
thermostat. You may have blown the
'thermal fuse' too, which requires
replacement. The elecment has a contact in
the 'timer' circuit too.
It is possible that your element has
Tripped high limit. Must clean the lint
filter and the exhaust vent tube and all
the way in to the dryer. Hot air exit is
Posted on Jul 12, 2009
Remove 1 wire from the element . Your 220 V comes from ...110 motor , 110 control board . Check which wire is not getting 110 V , trace it and see which it comes from . That will tell you which one is defective .
Posted on Aug 01, 2009
I know this might sound stupid but try this. Find your fuse box, locate the breaker that runs your dryer. Flip it off and then back on. If i'm correct, it will work. Everything on your dryer works off of one leg of the 220v. The other leg goes to the other side of the element. If you have a meter. check for 220v at the plug. Everything you listed is what makes the dryer heat other than the thermostats. Check the cycling thermostats like you did the other pieces. They look like the thermal cut off. They have two wires and they are round.
Posted on Oct 10, 2009
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