Model #LEQ8858JQ1 WHIRLPOOL Residential Dryer

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I have a whirlpool Ultimate Care II dryer that I need to change the drum belt. How do I start?

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Hey there, I have a suggestion, if you would like you can go visit the sears home service website and use the service scheduler or you can also call the home service team at 1-800-424-2047. I usually use the sears resource to help me with my appliances. I hope bit of information I have provivded you will help. I also attached the link below.

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Flo R -
June 15, 2010
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The procedure for opening the cabinet and replacing the drum belt on this type of dryer is shown in the image below. Be sure that you unplug the dryer to disconnect electrical power before beginning this procedure. This information should help you to replace the belt.

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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Lyle W -
Sears Technician
June 17, 2010
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whirlpool dryer will not turn on

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When an electric dryer suddenly stops running the most likely cause and the first thing to check is the thermal fuse.

The problem might be with the timer, push to start switch or motor but I'd suggest you start by removing the rear panel and checking the thermal fuse.

The thermal fuse can be checked two ways. If you have a volt/ohm meter then the fuse can be checked for continuity. If you don't have a meter then the fuse can be bypassed to see if the dryer will run. With the dryer unplugged you can remove the two wires and join them together with a small piece of insulated wire. With the fuse bypassed try and run the dryer. If it runs then you have found the problem. Replace the fuse right away and don't try to catch up on laundry with the fuse bypassed.

The imaging system is not working so I'm going to send you an image via email with a wiring diagram and instructions on how to access the thermal fuse.

I hope this information is helpful to you but submit another question with any additional details for further assistance.

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Fred M -
Sears Technician
May 28, 2010
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Thank you for the detailed solutions. I like the directions you gave for bypassing the fuse. We have removed the thermal fuse and checked. It seems to be working properly. Is there a way to check the timer? the start switch? or motor?

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Rhonda Thorpe -
May 28, 2010
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How do I get to the belt of a whirlpool dryer, model number LEQ8858JQ1?

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How do I get to the belt of a whirlpool dryer, model number LEQ8858JQ1?

Here are the instructions to get to and replace the belt:

  • To get to the dryer belt start off by lifting the lint-screen cover on the top of the dryer. Then remove the lint screen. Skip this step if your lint screen is inside the door. Remove the 2 Phillips screws inside the door instead.

  • Once lint screen has been taken out, lift the cover and remove the screws that hold the lint-screen housing to the dryer top.

  • Slide a putty knife between the front panel and the top near a corner. Lift the corner and repeat on the other side

  • To remove the lower panel, insert the putty knife between the panel and each side. Then twist to release clip

  • Place a few wood blocks under the drum. These support the drum when the front panel is moved away from the sides.

  • Loosen the screws that secure the bottom of the front panel to the dryer sides. Do not completely remove the screws.

  • Remove the screws that secure the front panel to the dryer sides at the top. These are accessed from the inside of the cabinet.

  • Lean the front panel away from the sides and slip the new dryer belt over the drum. Then resecure the front panel.

  • Check that the lip on the back of the dryer drum fits properly against the seal on the rear bulkhead of the dryer.

  • Locate the original position of the old belt, and slip the new belt in place. Keep the grooved side of the belt down.

  • Push the idler pulley toward the motor and loop the doubled-up belt around the idler pulley. Slip belt around motor pulley.

  • Rotate the drum counterclockwise a few turns to check belt tracking. Then replace remaining components and test run.

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Korinna S -
Sears Technician
January 06, 2010

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