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Dryer won't run unless I put pressure on the cycle control knob after pressing Start

My Whirlpool dryer (#LGR6848AW0) will only run if I press on the cycle selection knob after pressing Start. Without pressure it will stop. Sometimes I have to pull the knob out slightly as well to get it to run. My husband thinks it probably is the timer. Do you think it could be something else?

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Sounds like you need to replace your timer, or either unplug the machine, an open the head panel an see if any wires are loose in there, changing the timer is an easy job, you should have no problems doing it ......good luck!

Posted on May 28, 2009

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How do you dry clothes in this machine please


A fairly common problem! The official instructions are

Before using your dryer, wipe the dryer drum with a damp cloth to
remove dust from storing and shipping.
1. Load clothes loosely into the dryer and close the door. Do not
pack the dryer. Allow space for clothes to tumble freely.
2. Turn the Cycle Control knob to the recommended cycle for the type of load being dried. Use the Energy Preferred Automatic Setting (,) to dry most heavyweight and medium weight loads. See "Drying, Cycle, and Temperature Tips."
3. Select a temperature setting on models with a Temp/Fabric selector. The cycle descriptions include temperature setting suggestions.
4. Push the START button.

Stopping and Restarting
You can stop your dryer any time during a cycle.
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Open the dryer door or turn the Cycle Control knob to OFE
NOTE: The Cycle Control knob should point to an Off area when
the dryer is not in use.
To restart your dryer
1. Close the door.
2. Select a new cycle and temperature (if desired).
3. Press START

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http://www.manualslib.com/manual/511763/Whirlpool-Lte5243dq.html?page=10#manual

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After choosing dryer cycle by turning the selection knob, I try to start cycle by pressing big Start button. It beeps several fast beeps. Also the drum light just stopped coming on.


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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...

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Has a household fuse blown or has a circuit breaker tripped?
There may be 2 household fuses or circuit breakers for the dryer. Make sure both fuses are intact and tight, or that both circuit breakers have not tripped. Replace the fuse(s) or reset the circuit breaker(s). If the problem continues, call an electrician.
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Electric dryers require 240-volt power supply. Check with a qualified electrician.
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Your dryer door may not be fully closed. It may look shut, but may not be latched. Push on the door to engage the latch or latches. Some models have an upper and lower latch. Both latches must be secure for the dryer to run.
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I HAVE A WHIRLPOOL DRYER. TURN THE TIMER SELECT ON. THEN TURN START KNOB TO ON, THEN PRESS THE SAME KNOB IN TO START CYCLE. YOU CAN HERE THE TIMER AND SOUNDS LIKE THE CONTACT IS WORKING, BUT CYCLE WON'T...


Hello dacarle,
Welcome,

You said, I HAVE A WHIRLPOOL DRYER. TURN THE TIMER SELECT ON. THEN TURN START KNOB TO ON, THEN PRESS THE SAME KNOB IN TO START CYCLE. YOU CAN HERE THE TIMER AND SOUNDS LIKE THE CONTACT IS WORKING, BUT CYCLE WON'T START.

Please send me the model number so i can check out the problem.
Waiting your response
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