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Whirlpool electric dryer will not start Model # ler6644dqo

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One of serveral fuses is burned out due to an overheat condition.

OR the belt is broken

If you hear no noise at all it is the fuse.

You must first fix the overheat problem by opening and cleaning out the cabinet.

Unplug

Remove the screws at the filter screen and use a putty knife to release the two clips holding down the top at the front.

Tilt the top cover up.

Remove the front cover by removing the two screws at the top of front cover (from the inside) then lift up the cover.

Remove the Belt and drum

Vacuum everything out

Check the fuses for continuity. Replace bad fuses.

Reassemble and run.

If it is worse than that, then don't bother.

Posted on Jul 30, 2009

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HI, check the following to address this issue.


1. No power to the dryer
Make sure there's power getting to the dryer. Check for a tripped circuit breaker or a blown fuse. Check the wall socket for power with a voltmeter or by plugging something else in.

2. Door switch / Door switch actuator lever
The dryer will not start with a broken door switch. Replace the door switch if found defective.

Most dryers have a door switch actuator lever - when you close a dryer door, it presses against the lever, which actuates the door switch. If the lever is broken, the switch would not activate and the dryer would not start. Replace the lever, if broken.

Note: Door switch actuator lever usually comes with the door switch assembly and it is recommended to get the whole assembly since there is almost no price difference between the door switch assembly and just the lever. Check your model for more details.

3. Thermal fuse
Most dryers have a thermal fuse, which burns out when the dryer overheats, in which case the dryer will either not run at all or stop heating. The fuse is usually located on the vent duct, inside the dryer. A blown fuse will show no continuity when measured with a meter. Before replacing the fuse, make sure the blower wheel is not broken or clogged, and there is nothing blocking the venting.

Note: It is recommended by most dryer manufacturers to replace a hi-limit thermostat when replacing a thermal fuse.

4. Timer
Replace if defective (note: uncommon problem).


**The most common issue here will be a defective Thermal fuse

Posted on Jul 30, 2009

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