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Whirlpool top loader drier.

Model (Uk) 3LER5436EQ1

Not turning  on.

 Power is to the timer/programmer. Theres continuity on the door switch, thermal fuse, and the off/on button.There is no power to the on/off button however. The thermostat on the heater has continuity.There are two pairs of cables to the thermostat on the  air duct near the fan.Each pair has continuity.Tried moving the timer , to differnet positions..but still a non starter.

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  • edaler Oct 17, 2007

    Thermal fuse has continuity. Thank you  for the help though



    Richard, england

  • Anonymous Dec 02, 2008

    I have the same problem, it also is not the thermal fuse. My model # is GGQ8858EQ1. How can check the timer for proper operation?

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Try checking themo fuse on air duck, if blown will kill power to start dryer

 

 

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