Model #TEDS740JQ1 ESTATE Residential Dryer

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Q:

My Whirlpool Estate Dryer won't dry. Model TEDS740JQ1

A:

Thank you for your question and I understand your concern.

The heating element requires a 220 volt power source in order to heat. If one of the two house circuit breakers dedicated for the dryer has tripped; the dryer will run but it will not produce any heat. Locate the two house circuit breakers dedicated for the dryer and reset both circuit breakers. Flip both circuit breakers OFF and ON 2-3 times and then start the dryer and see if it heats. If it does not heat, the voltage supply should be measured and confirmed. NOTE: I do not recommend measuring the voltage supply unless you have experience and feel safe and confident in doing so; otherwise I recommend calling a service technician to diagnose and repair your dryer.

The voltage should be measured at the back of the dryer where the power cord attaches. The voltage is measured with a voltage meter across the two outside terminals at the terminal block. If it measure 220 volts, the most likely failure is an open "thermal cutoff" or possibly a break in the heating element.

The thermal cut off and the heating element can be accessed and tested from the back of the dryer. NOTE: Disconnect the power cord from the power source before removing the panel from behind the dryer.

The thermal cut-off can be disconnected and then tested for continuity with an Ohm meter. The thermal cutoff is located near the top side of the heating element housing. It will have a red wire and red wire with a white stripe connected to it.  If the thermal cut off does not measure continuity, it has failed and it will need to be replaced with the thermal cut off kit. The thermal cut off kit will include the thermal cut off and the high limit thermostat. You can look up and order parts at Searspartsdirect for Whirlpool dryer model TEDS740JQ1.

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

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Joey S -
Sears Technician
November 11, 2013
Q:

what is the load capacity of this model TEDS740JQ1 Estate Dryer

A:

Thank you for choosing SearsPartsDirect.com. I understand how important it is to know the capacity of your dryer, especially when it comes time to replace the unit. The dryer drum capacity is 7.0 cubic feet.
If you have further questions please let me know. Thanks for using SearsPartsDirect.com.

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Lokelani -
Sears Technician
October 08, 2013
Q:

Estate Dryer modelTEDS740JQ1 the drum stopped tumbling

A:

I know how important it is to have the dryer tumbling so that the heat is evenly distributed around the clothes. I have done some research on the Manage My Life website and have located several links that you may find helpful. While you are waiting for a detailed reply from an expert I have provided the links below. Hope this helps!

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Priscilla V -
April 17, 2012
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From the description you give the problem might be the idler pulley, drum rollers or belt. The images below may be of help to you. You can raise the top and remove the front panel and drum to check the drum rollers and idler pulley. I suspect the idler pulley is the cause of your problems. The 691366 idler pulley is available from the following link: Kenmore Dryer Idler Pulley . It will not look like the one you have it will be a new and improved idler pulley.

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Fred M -
Sears Technician
April 17, 2012
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Thanks to you Priscilla V and Fred M for the info that you shared with me. The problem was a broken belt and a Bad idler pulley, which looks nothing like the replacement pulley. Anyway my dryer is fine and i could'nt be happier. Thanks for the help and the install of the new parts was quite easy. Thanks Scott.

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Scott Mihalsky -
April 17, 2012
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I glad you got it fixed and you should go out to dinner on the money saved.

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Fred M -
Sears Technician
April 18, 2012
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