Question about Whirlpool LER5636P Electric Dryer
I have a 6 year old dryer that will not turn on... the drum doesn't turn, but the interior light is on. I have checked the fuse box, unplugged and replugged the dryer and it won't come on. The timer runs when turned to a timed setting, but when I press the button to turn it on, it does nothing - no sound, no starting.
It sounds like you have either a broken drum belt or a door switch that isn't working. If the dryer belt breaks, the drum will not turn, but you will probably still hear the motor running. I don't think your model has a broken belt switch that disables the motor (at least I couldn't find one). You didn't mention anything about hearing a motor running, either. The likely cause, then. would be a door switch. If the switch was not making contact when the door was closed, it would give the very same symptoms you described. Have you tried pushing on the switch with the door open to see if the drum light goes out? If the light DOES go out, we probably have a primary power problem to the drive motor. If the light DOES NOT go out, replace the door switch. You can find the part at searspartsdirect.com. Just type in your model number and you can locate the switch under the "Cabinet Parts" heading as item number 10 (part #3406107). Let me know how you diagnose this and get back to me. If it is the switch, I can give you steps on how to replace it. If its not, then we'll have to troubleshoot a little further. I'm trying the simple approach first before attempting to disassemble the dryer. I hope this helps you.
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