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Whirlpool Supreme dryer (model: LER7646EQ2) won't start.

Checked the house circuit breaker, it was fine. Replaced the Thermal Fuse and that didn't help. Any suggestions?

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  • esmrandall May 11, 2010

    Be careful mine would not start then I opened the door and it was on and I could not shut off. It is now outside the firement took it out. all the wires were hot.

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The thermal fuse for your dryer is located behind the rear panel. With the rear panel removed, you can locate the thermal fuse as a small white plastic device located on the blower fan housing on the lower left-hand side (facing from the rear). A resistance reading should indicate close to a short (0 ohms). If the thermal fuse IS defective, the replacement part number is 3392519. You can find all this information at searspartsdirect.com. Just type in your model number and look under the "Bulkhead" heading on the next page. The thermal fuse is listed as item number 7. There's also helpful part locator diagrams to assist in troubleshooting. I hope you find this information helpful. If you need further assistance, please post back and let me know.

Posted on Jun 06, 2008

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the thermal fuse may be faulty. Remove the outer back of the dryer. the thermal fuse is located on the blower assy with 2 wires connected to it. It is white plastic. connect the wires together, then try to start the unit again. If the unit starts, clean the exhaust duct after replacing the thermal fuse.

Posted on Jul 21, 2010

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The thermal cut-out is located on the side of the heater housing assm. To gain access you need to use a putty knife to depress the two spring clips between the top and the front panel and raise the top. The heater is on the back wall. The part number for the t-stat and thermal cut-out kit is LA-1053 and is about $20.00. Don't forget to clean your vent, and check your blower assm. Either one could have caused the problem.

Posted on Jan 10, 2008

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First off, be sure the pigtail is wired correctly to the back of the unit. Black and red to the outside terminals, white to the middle, green to the frame or cabinet (should be a green screw close-by). If that is ok, you probably have an issue with possibly a bad pigtail, bad outlet, wiring issue, or possibly a bad circuit breaker or breaker box. Probably going to be more of a electrical problem than a appliance problem. Good Luck!!!!

Posted on Feb 02, 2008

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I have a whirpool heavy duty dryer that is not working. When I push the button to start the dryer it only roars, and the drum will not move.

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Once the rear panel is off, refer to the diagram and locate the thermal fuse on the blower housing. Disconnect the thermal fuse wires and tape them together or jump a wire between them. Insulate them properly then plug the dryer in and start the dryer.



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Newer dryers have a thermal fuse on the neutral side of the motor circuit by the exit air of the blower housing(it is temperature sensitive) Meaning your venting probably needs cleaning because your thermal fuse opened, and the dryer wont work...On most whirlpool dryers you can take off the back panel and look for a short white plastic piece with two wires on it.(or pull the schematic out of the back of the control panel and look for it)

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If your dryer doesn't heat, check these:
Power from the house
Heating element
Thermal fuse
Wiring

Power from the house

Check to see whether there's power getting to the dryer. Is it plugged in? Check for blown fuses or tripped circuit breakers--your dryer uses two fuses or circuit breakers. The dryer could tumble but not heat if only one of the two fuses is blown. If you have circuit breakers, one of the two circuit breakers can trip, even if the two for the dryer are connected.

Heating element

Often a dryer heating element burns out, but doesn't trip the circuit breaker or blow a fuse. The heating element is simply a long coil of special wire. You can check it for continuity with an ohm meter. No continuity means the element is bad and you need to replace it--electric heating elements aren't repairable.

Thermal fuse

On many dryers, there's a thermal fuse mounted to the exhaust duct inside the back cover panel. The fuse--which is about an inch long--is usually embedded in black resin and mounted in a white plastic housing. If the fuse has blown, you need to replace it. (You can't re-set it.)

Wiring

A common problem is for the main wiring connection from the house, at the dryer, to burn and break its connection. Because the dryer can still tumble with partial power, the connection may be only partially defective. You may need to replace both the power cord to the dryer and the terminal block inside the dryer that the wire is attached to.
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