Question about Whirlpool LEB6200 Electric Dryer
When I push the power button on my dryer it won't start. When I set the time the element starts to heat but it doesn't spin. I hear no sounds other than the normal sound of the timer turning. When I push the power button I get nothing.
Perhaps you have a broken drum belt
Posted on Jun 24, 2008
This issue sounds like a dryer belt. It's actually relatively easy to disassemble a dryer. I found a great site that explains this at
If you have a Whirlpool Special Edition 3 cycle dryer, like I do, here are a few additional dissassembly notes.
1) Put a trashcan behind dryer to hold the top when you remove it. There's a wiring harness that connects to the top control panel, and you don't want to damage it by letting the top hang by it.
2) There are 2 sheet metal screws one on each side on the inside of the front panel, remove them. Then lift up on the front panel to free the bottom.
3) Don't bother disconnecting the door switch, just swing the front panel over to the right side of the dryer. It's handy to keep this connected for testing anyway.
4) An old pair of tennis shoes is about the perfect height to support the drum.
Posted on Nov 08, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Change your cycling thermostat. When your cycling thermostat fails, then the reponsibility of your heating element to shut down goes to the high-limit thermal shut off (closest to heat element) and the thermal fuse. Your cycling thermostat should shut down heat element when it detects about 140* air in the blower housing. Yours can't detect that anymore so it lets your dryer heat up and up till you blow the thermal. new cycling thermostat and thermal
Posted on Mar 04, 2009
SOURCE: My Dryer Heats but won't tumble
do you hear a humming noise? and is air coming out the rear if so the belt has broke if not the motor has gone bad let me know what you find
Posted on Jan 08, 2008
SOURCE: dryer heats up but won't turn
Depending on the make of dryer,there are several possibile reasons for this.
First and foremost, could be a faulty motor- faulty start capacitor, Faulty start relay.
Without more information I cannot be more specific.
Hope this helps.
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Posted on Nov 30, 2008
Since you stated that the heating element is heating up I believe it rules out the thermal switches.
When you push the start button does it make the motor make any noise? Maybe hear the motor humming? Two things to check for are Broken Belt or Bad Motor:
This requires common sense and since you are going to be bypassing the safety features you need be CAREFUL.
First, with door open, manually press in door switch to by-pass door safety, then press "start", try to manually start the dryer by spinning the drum by hand, If you hear the motor humming but it does not start spinning on it's own; most likely it is a broken belt which can be changed without much difficulty for less than $15 bucks. NOW if it then continues to spin on it's own GET YOUR HAND OUT OF THERE and close the door; you have a bad motor and even though it started it needs to be replaced. A motor for that is available for just under $100 bucks and is not to bad to replace, I would recommend replacing the belt at the same time since you will be in there. Good Luck!
Posted on Apr 29, 2009
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