20 Most Recent Whirlpool LER8648L Electric Dryer Questions & Answers

Are you getting any heat at all,
1, Chech temp switch on console panel
2 If you are using a separate fuse panel with 2 fuses one side is for power the other is for heat

Whirlpool... | Answered on Feb 04, 2013


I suspect the problem with your dryer is the door switch as opposed to the timer...its the responsibility of the door switch to stop the dryer when the door is opened as well as turning on the light too when the door is opened.

The part number for the door switch is 3406107 it could be purchased at your local appliance parts store or online at;

This youtube video will show ya how to replace the door switch http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWQhuQXa6d0


Whirlpool... | Answered on Sep 12, 2011

Dryer Gets Too Hot
  • When you have a problem with your dryer getting too hot, there are many things that could be causing the problem. Check to see if there is lint inside of the vent hose or inside the outlet of the wall exhaust. A blocked vent will definitely cause a dryer to overheat because it does not permit the heat to exit the machine smoothly. Make sure that you are only using firm and rigid metal or bendable metal duct according the manufacturers instructions. Look for kinks within the vent hose. You should also check for any obstacles or obstructions inside the outer damper.
    Make it a practice to check the outside vent damper every other month or so. Check to see if you can feel a good flow of air being released out of the exhaust. If not, the blower may be in poor condition inside of the dryer. Some other possible reasons for overheating include, a bad operating thermostat, worn, drum seals or a shorted heater coil.

Whirlpool... | Answered on Jun 07, 2011

The door switch is sticking. Door switch is around the door opening and is located where the door would push it in when the door is closed. It may just need cleaning or putting back in its rightful place or it may be broken and need replacing.

More info, let me know.


Whirlpool... | Answered on Mar 30, 2011


If you are having problems with your gas dryer not heating the most common problem is that the ignitor goes bad. Even though it glows sometimes 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 different things that can go wrong causing the dryer not to heat.

check out this electric no heat tip...


Whirlpool... | Answered on Dec 10, 2010


Whirlpool... | Answered on Oct 29, 2010


There can be many reasons why your dryer will not start or turn...

The most common causes are the belt breaking or jumping off, or the motor goingbad...

Here are a couple of tips that I wrote will help you to figure out why yourdryer will not run...

Dryer Repair - The Dryer is not Turning

Dryer Repair - The dryer will not start


Whirlpool... | Answered on Oct 28, 2010

Sounds like your problem may be a broken belt, or the belt may have slipped off of the motor pulley, or idler arm pulley or a faulty motor.
If you have to check/replace/repair your drum motor,drum seals,belt,rollers, etc.
If replacing drum seals be sure to use a good grade of weather proof cement to hold the seal/s in place.
Note: This method works for most front loading machines.
Remove the electrical console that holds the timer switch, start switch, etc. from the top of the dryer. Be real careful not to knock any of the wires off of the timer switch or other electrical connections.
Remove the lint filter and the screws that hold the filter housing.
Then remove the top of the dryer.
Note: Some of the tops tilt backwards and do not have to be removed completly.
Remove the front of the machine, this will expose the belt and drum, remove the drum and belt and this will expose the drum rollers, idler arm bracket with pulley, and motor with pulley. Pay attention to the route of the belt, this will come in handy when you go to reinstall the belt and drum.
Sometimes the belt will slip off of the idler arm or motor causing the drum not to turn.
While you have the drum out, I would recommend that you lubricate the drum rollers at the shaft of the roller with a good grade of machine oil like 3 in One oil. This will save you a problem later with the rollers getting noisy, also check your drum rollers for flat spots, if they have flat spots on them this will cause a noise like a thumping type noise. You will need to replace the drum rollers if they have flat spots on them.
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Whirlpool... | Answered on Oct 03, 2010

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If you are having problems with your gas dryer not heating the most common problem is that the ignitor goes bad. Even though it glows sometimes 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 different things that can go wrong causing the dryer not to heat.

check out this electric no heat tip...


Whirlpool... | Answered on Sep 12, 2010

Here is a tip which may get your dryer back to normal

Check the exhaust vents for obstruction of lint buildup.

If there is such a buildup the moister sensor prevents the heat to get to operating temperature
It is a saftey device installed on all dryers to prevent fires to start in the dryert

Whirlpool... | Answered on May 28, 2010

Hi, If you have a gas dryer2_bing.gif.
The most common problem with a gas and no heat is the ignitor going bad...

Here is a tip that I wrote about that problem...

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There could be a number of different problems...
Check out this tip that I wrote about this problem...

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Whirlpool... | Answered on May 13, 2010

unplugg,remove back you will see the fuse on the left side top of the heater box

Whirlpool... | Answered on May 03, 2010

ok, this is what you can check, manually turn the drum inside to feel if there is any tension, you should feel a slight resistance, if not then your belt has broken, if that is not the case you have a bad door switch but more than likely you have a bad fuse. if your lint filter is on top of dryer, this fuse is located in the back, it is white in color.

Whirlpool... | Answered on Mar 07, 2010

this could be the capicator or the belt we have a full video section on our website but this might help you

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Whirlpool... | Answered on Jan 08, 2010

One side of the element powers from the timer and the other side from the motor . Remove one wire from the element , and check which wire is not getting 120 V . Trace the wire NOT getting 120V and it will lead either to the timer or the motor , providing that the small t-stat looking piece (thermal cut-off) located close to the top of the heater box , shows continuity . If it does not , then pt # 3392519 is for it and the hi-limit t-stat . If you replace it , then replace both that come in the kit .

Whirlpool... | Answered on Jul 19, 2009

First, unplug the dryer, and verify power by plugging something else into the outlet. If it does not turn on, check the breaker. If you have already done this, please read further :)

You need to pop open the top panel of the dryer, you can do this w/ a flat blade screwdriver. There are two places to check, first there is a shut off switch with two wires going to it that connect to the door latch. If that switch is bad it will cause the same issue.
Next you will see the main start switch with a couple more wires going to it. One of which will go to the safety switch on the door latch. Disconnect the wires making sure to remember where they go. Pull the plastic cover off of the start switch, and remove the nut that holds in on. Installation is reverse of removal, and is very straight forward.


Whirlpool... | Answered on Mar 30, 2009

If the drier drum is still turning I would suspect a separate fuse is open for the heating element. Checking this may require openning the back cover. It may also be a defective or open heating element.

Whirlpool... | Answered on Jan 28, 2009

i believe the stains are actually semi burn marks. If you are drying your whites try a lower heat setting. i had this problem with my kenmore dryer before too. Got bad especially with towels. Make sure your vent is not clogged and your filter is cleaned regularly to let the heat flow better. should help.

Whirlpool... | Answered on Sep 22, 2007

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