Model #LEC8858EQ0 WHIRLPOOL Residential Dryer

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How do I fix my dryer

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Changing parts on appliances can be tricky sometimes indeed. That's great to hear though that you are willing to change the part on your own. My best suggestion would be is to unplug the unit.

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celene -
April 19, 2011
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Thank you for your question and I understand your concern.

To remove and replace the heater box:

  1. Disconnect the power cord from the power source.
  2. Remove the large panel from behind the dryer.
  3. Remove the thermal cut off (key#9) from the side of the heater box leaving the wires attached.
  4. Disconnect the two large red wires connected to the heating element (key#17) and the other two wires connected high limit thermostat. (key#15)
  5. Remove the screw (key#20) located at the top of the heater box securing it to the rear bulkhead. There will be a hole through the bulkhead to use that aligns with the screw in order to slide a 1/4 inch hex head nut driver through to engage and remove the screw. Note: There is small metal bracket (key#12) which engages into slot in the top of the heater box which is used to attach the heater box to the rear bulk head. Remove the screw and bracket.
  6. Grasp the top of heater box and wiggle it while pulling the top of the heater box towards you until it disengages from the bulkhead.
  7. Lift the heater housing up and then swing the bottom outwards and then down and out.
  8. Remove both screws (key#5) and then slide the heating element out of the heater housing.
  9. Reverse the procedure to re-install the new heater box.

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Joey S -
Sears Technician
April 21, 2011
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Thank you so much for the advice. This sounds do-able. The part will be here soon and I'll give it a shot. And yes, I will unplug it first!

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Anonymous -
April 21, 2011
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OK, The part is in and the drier is working again. Thank you so much for the great step by step instructions. It was all just as you said it would be and it really was not very hard once I had the instructions. Thank you again!

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Christina -
April 27, 2011
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Dryer belt

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Changing the belt on the dryer is a very good do it yourself project. I was able to find some general information that might be helpful to you. If they are not helpful please fell free to place the model number on to this thread.

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celene -
February 06, 2011
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Model number LEC8858EQ0

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Andrew -
February 06, 2011
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Thank you for your question.

I see that celene has given you a link to an answered question on this topic. I recommend clicking on the link and following the instructions provided. If you model is different please reply below with a complete model number and I will make sure to provide you with the correct instructions for replacing the belt on in the dryer.

Here is a link to order any parts you need. Sears Parts Direct .

If you do not feel confident repairing this problem yourself, then you can have it repaired at your home by a Sears technician. Here is a link for the website: Sears Home Services .

Thank you for using Manage my life.

Mark T.

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
February 07, 2011
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Thank you for your help. The model number for the dryer is LEC8858EQ0. I am wondering how to open up the front and how to replace the belt drum. I found the belt and the pully at the bottom of the mechine in the back. The elt is snapped. Thanks Andrew

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Andrew -
February 07, 2011
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I am so sorry I did not see you had posted the model number. I have checked the model number and the link above contains the information for accessing the belt on your dryer. Please let me know if you need further assistance.

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
February 08, 2011
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How to rewire a thermostat on this dryer?

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It does not matter which terminal the wires connect to. This is just an open and close switch. Just connect the red to one terminal and the red/white to the other terminal. Make certain the power cord is unplugged before connecting the wires. If you need more assistance, please resubmit your question, with additional details.

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Scott D -
Sears Technician
February 24, 2010

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