Model #LEQ8000JQ0 WHIRLPOOL Residential Dryer

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Whirlpool dryer will no start

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When the dryer won't start that leaves a trip to the Laundromat or hanging the clothes on a line. I did some checking and located two similar questions thatmay help while you wait for the expert response. I attached the links below. Ihope this helps.

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Barbara H. -
March 04, 2012
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The first image below shows the wiring diagram for your dryer with that drive motor traced in blue. You could have a number of different failures that would prevent the dryer motor from running even though the timer advances. I recommend that you check that thermal fuse first. The second image shows the physical location of that thermal fuse on the back of the dryer. Unplug the dryer and remove that back panel to access the thermal fuse. You can bypass it and test the dryer to see if it will run by removing the wires from that fuse and taping the bare ends together with electrical tape so that they won't short out against the metal cabinet. Briefly plug the dryer back in and see if the motor will run with that fuse bypassed. If it does then you can fix this dryer problem by replacing that thermal fuse. Be sure that you unplug the dryer as soon as this brief test is complete. NOTE: Do not continue to operate the dryer with that thermal fuse bypassed. It must be replaced to safely operate the dryer. Also, check the exhaust vent duct system to the outside of your home if that thermal fuse was blown A clogged exhaust vent duct system is the likely cause of a blown thermal fuse. Failure to remedy that situation could cause the fuse to blow again shortly after replacing it. You can order a new thermal fuse from the Sears PartsDirect website. The part number is 3392519. Here is a direct link for that part: Thermal Fuse . Unplug the dryer before accessing and replacing internal components.

If that thermal fuse is okay, then you could have a bad drive motor, a failed timer contact (Timer Switch 4) or a wiring failure in that circuit. Reply with additional details if you need more help with diagnosing and repairing this failure.

If you get to the point where you need to have a service technician examine the dryer and repair this failure, you can schedule service through this link: Sears Home Services .

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Lyle W -
Sears Technician
March 06, 2012
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I am having the same problem. I replaced the thermal fuse and it still will not start. Any other ideas on what to try?

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Jay -
September 15, 2013
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Jay; You did not add the model number of your dryer. If it is LEQ8000JQ0 then you can use the wiring diagram in the image above in Lyle's last response to Amy. Did you measure 120 volts on the two wires connected to the thermal fuse to neutral? The wiring diagram Lyle provided in his last response to Amy will show you the start and run circuit. It could have a timer issue, push to start relay or a door switch failure. NOTE: I do not recommend measuring the voltage unless you have experience and feel safe and confident in doing so; otherwise I strongly suggest calling a service technician to diagnose and repair your dryer.

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Joey S -
Sears Technician
September 16, 2013
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Whirlpool dryer LEQ8000JQ0 button to start failed. button is used to start the dryer as well as cut off end of cycle signal what part do i need

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I know how important it is to have a good working dryer in the home so that you can dry your freshly washed clothes. I did some research and I was able to find a link that will provide you with some good information. I hope this helps with your research while you wait for your expert response.

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Joseph P. -
January 14, 2013
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Thank you for your question and I understand your concern.

There could one out of many possible failures preventing your dryer from starting.

  • Timer
  • Push to Start switch
  • Thermal fuse
  • Door switch
  • Lack of proper voltage

If the dryer is getting the proper voltage supply, I would check the thermal fuse first. You should also locate the two house circuit breakers dedicated for the dryer and reset both breakers and then see if the dryer will start.

The thermal fuse is located at the back of the dryer and it's mounted on the blower wheel housing. The thermal fuse will have two blue wires attached to it. You can disconnect the two wires and then use an Ohm meter to measure across the two male terminals on the thermal fuse for continuity.

I added an image of the wiring diagram and I traced the motor circuit in red and green. I also circled the components/timer contacts that must be closed in order to complete the circuit to the motor. I also circled the location of the thermal fuse (key#7). NOTE:Disconnect the power cord from the power source before removing the back panel.

I hope this is helpful. If I may be of further assistance as more details become available, please reply to this post.

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 .

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Joey S -
Sears Technician
January 16, 2013
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Grand: You should be able to see the image below.

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Joey S -
Sears Technician
January 16, 2013
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