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Whirlpool LEQ9858PWO Ultimate Care II Dryer.The accudry function stopped working a few months ago and will not work when the start button is pressed. Now,the regular timed dry works for a short period and then shuts off. Not sure if it's a wiring problem or an overheating problem or something else entirely.

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  • sjdebbie Dec 17, 2008

    I have the same problem with the Ultimate Care II dryer. I wrote and email to customer service at Whirlpool. It may be a switch that needs to be replaced. My dryer is 8 years old. Today got a response back - whirlpool_customerexperience@whirlpool.com - Due to our remote location, it is difficult to determine the exact
    cause of the problem that you are experiencing, and we do not have
    provisions for detailed technical assistance. We suggest for an
    accurate diagnosis and satisfactory addressing of any malfunctioning
    component that may be contributing to your concern that you contact our
    preferred service provider A&E Factory Service toll-free at (800) 771-3029.


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SOURCE: my Whirlpool Ultimate Care II dryer does not heat

There's no heat 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.

Posted on Jan 02, 2010

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SOURCE: whirlpool ultimate care ii dryer, only works when

More likely than not either the start/run switch on your motor wen't bad, or the motor windings itself. Either way you need to replace the motor #279827 around $100 on up.
Not tough to get to if you know how to gain access to the cabinet, just remember that the blower wheel and motor threads going into the blower wheel are LEFT hand thread,
have fun, and best of luck,
ttfn

Posted on Feb 04, 2010

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SOURCE: Whirlpool AccuDry Ultimate Care II

Hi, If you are having problems with your gas dryer not heatingthe most common problem is that the ignitor goes bad. Even though it glowssometimes it is still not working properly. if you dryer is gas check out this gas no heat tip.... If you have an electric dryer, you can have many differentthings that can go wrong causing the dryer not to heat. check outthis electric no heat tip...

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SOURCE: Whirlpool Ultimate Care 2 LEQ8000JQ3 w/ Accudry- how do I make sure the Accudry feature works properly when I replace element?

The orange wire mounted to the 250 limit at the base of the heating element connects to the timer motor. When the element is on the motor cannot move forward in autodry. When the element is off the timer motor slowly advances. that is how it works. If you small limit on top is blown you have a restriction in your venting system or a clogged filter chute or a bad cycling thermostat. I worked on one and did a video recently. ROPER DRYER NO HEAT VIDEO

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