Question about Whirlpool LEQ8858J Dryer
Dryer stopped working, timer sounds like it's running when i push the start button. inside a black plastic thing about 4x2 inches w/2 metal strips on it is loose and appears melted on the bottom of it. also the wire to it in the back was off. I think it is the moisture control, will that keep the dry from working? Tom
Anra, this is a classic symptom of a failed even heat board. I've seen a lot of these failures out there. Easy to change out. Check out this link. Catriver..post back http://www.repairclinic.com/0080.asp
Posted on Mar 26, 2007
oK " It's your timer, it has to be replaced
it's not going threw all it cycles, will start but will not finish
not a big job, unscrew plate on back at the top you will see
timer , take it out and replace it
( can not stress enough that you have to unplug the electrical cord from the wall socket before working on a dryer or any appliance )
Posted on Jan 24, 2008
Reach inside and try to turn the drum by hand, it should have some resistance, if it spins free, you may have a broken belt or it fell off. There is a switch on many dryer that is attatched to the motor. If the belt breaks it triggers the switch which disables the motor and heater on the dryer. Also double check that model #, Im not finding anything under that #. thanks Dave www.washermd.com
Posted on Dec 16, 2008
I have whirlpool dryer, when i push the start button it will start but only stay on for part of the drying time. no the start button make noise when push and after keep trying it stop.
Posted on Jan 26, 2009
This sounds like several faults rather than one, but the likely original cause is the thermostat. Thermostats most often fail in the closed (on) position which would mean that the element was always on, rather than switching on and off when your dryer reached the correct temperature. This would explain why the control panel seemed hot.
This also explains why the dryer was stopping during the cycle. Your dryer is fitted with a thermal-fuse which trips and cuts power when the dryer gets too hot. However, a faulty thermostat doesn't usually stop the dryer running. A broken thermal fuse usually will.
From your description, I'd say you are definitely going to need a new thermostat, but I doubt if that's the only part you're going to need. You may well need a new thermal fuse and as the control panel got hot, this could have been damaged also.
I wouldn't buy any parts until you've inspected the control panel. You really need a service manual . but they are not usually available free. Failing that you're going to need some test equipment (Voltage & Ohm meters) to find the problem but if you don't know how to use them, it's definitely time to get an engineer.
I wouldn't advise buying any parts until you've investigated thoroughly - unless you can get them cheaply and return them if they aren't needed.
Posted on Oct 18, 2010
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