Model #LER7646EQ2 WHIRLPOOL Residential Dryer

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Whirpool Dryer(Model#LER7646EQ2; Type #178-00) is taking multiple cycles(2 or more) to dry clothes on the HIGH (Cotton) settings.

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Based on your symptom if the dryer is taking 2 or more cycles to dry the clothes usually indicates a restriction in the vent system. The dryer could also have a bad door seal, drum seal or the lint filter screen could be covered in a clear film of fabric softener residue too. Take the lint filter out and wash it with a soft bristle brush and warm soapy water. If the door seal and the front and rear drum seals are okay then the venting system is likely at fault. In order to know if the venting system is at fault, disconnect the vent hose from the back of the dryer and dry one load of clothes. The exhaust temperature should average 150 degrees when set on High heat. If the clothes dry in a normal amount of time then the venting system will need to be checked for any kinks, restrictions or blockages. If the clothes still takes 2 or more cycles to dry then the heating element will need to be removed and checked for any breaks in the element where it will likely be touching and welded to the housing.

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Joey S -
Sears Technician
April 26, 2010
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whirlpool dryer won't run. LER7646EQ2 Whirlpool Electric dryer

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 Thank you for your question and I understand your concern.

The first thing to check and confirm is if the dryer is getting the proper voltage supply of 220-240 volts. The voltage should be measured at the back of the dryer where the power cord is attached. The voltage is measured across the center terminal to each outer terminal which should measure 110-120 volts. Then measure across the two outside terminals and it should measure 220-240 volts. NOTE: I do not recommend measuring the voltage 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.

If the line one (L1) voltage supply (Black wires) is not dropping out when start is pushed, then I suspect the thermal fuse is faulty or the door switch could be faulty.

If the timer motor is not running when the timer is set and door closed, check the door switch. A faulty door switch will not close and complete the Neutral from the timer motor lead TM and it will also prevent the dryer from starting. A faulty door switch will also prevent the push to start switch from staying closed when released.

The thermal fuse is connected in the voltage supply between the blue wire on the push to start relay and the drive motor. After pushing and releasing the push to start switch you should hear the push to start switch click and open when you open the dryer door. If you hear the push to start relay opening, the most likely failure preventing the dryer from starting and running is blown thermal fuse.

I added an image below of the wiring diagram and I traced the start circuit in blue and green. The blue is the L1 voltage and green represents the white Neutral supply.

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

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


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Joey S -
Sears Technician
June 12, 2013

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