Question about Whirlpool LEQ8000JQ Electric Dryer
I've been having a problem with my dryer not producing heat. I tracked it down to a faulty operating thermostat and the thermal cutoff. After replacing the operating thermostat and thermal cutoff the heat worked fine for about 10 minutes and then only cold air was blowing again.
I checked the newly replaced operating thermostat and it had burnt out again! The thermal cutoff seems to bo OK, now. What could be causing the operating thermostat to burn out like this?
Start the dryer in a cycle and watch the burner area. You should see the ignitor start to glow. After a few seconds of it glowing you should hear a click and the gas come on and ignite. If the ignitor does not glow, look on the top of the air duct to the left of the gas valve. You will see 2 temp sensors. One will be white with 2 small blue wires going to it. UNPLUG THE DRYER NOW Remove the wires and connect them together. BE SURE THEY DO NOT TOUCH ANYTHING ELSE
Plug dryer back in and start dryer again and see if ignitor glows and burner lights. If it works now, you need a new thermal fuse. You also want to make sure the vent duct is not clogged with lint or the hose is not kinked. I DO NOT recommend that you run the dryer with this bypassed. It is a safety mechanism.
If this is not the problem or your dryer is not front servicable, post back and i will try to walk you through the problem.
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Posted on Feb 06, 2008
I belive there are people out there who fix problams if you look in the yellow pages or phone book look for dryer repair i know people on here should help but it is easier if people could see the problam.
Posted on Jan 26, 2008
Have you checked the venting ???? the heat could be backing up into the dryer causing it to burn out.?? Run a load with no vent on and see if it is ok..JUST a NOTE:the operation(cycling) stat the Hi limit Stat and the Thermal cutoff are all diffrent The Thermal cut off is located on the upper part of the heating element housing...The hi limit is on the bottom of the element by the terminals to the heating element.. the cycle stat is on the exsh. ducting I just wanted to make sure we were talking about the same part
Posted on Jan 26, 2008
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