Model #LEQ8000JQ3 Whirlpool residential dryer

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Question and Answers

Q:

MY WHIRLPOOL ELEC.DRYER DOES NOT RUN AT ALL

A:

Make sure that the drum light turns off when the door switch is pressed in. If not, then a bad door switch is preventing the dryer from running. A bad door switch could still prevent the dryer from running even if it passes this test. You can check that component using a volt/ohm meter. I provided a wiring diagram in the image below with that motor circuit traced in blue. Your details indicate that you checked that power cord. Since you checked that power cord, you should be able to check the door switch. Here is a brief video that shows how to test a switch in case you need it: Video: Switch Testing . I provided access information for the door switch in the second image below. Be sure that you unplug the dryer before accessing internal components. If that door switch is bad, you can order a new one from the Sears PartsDirect website.

If the door switch is okay, you could have a blown thermal fuse. That component is shown in the third image. Unplug the dryer and removing the back panel to access that component. You can check it for continuity using a volt/ohm meter in a similar manner to the switch testing described above. If that thermal fuse is blown, I recommend that you check the exhaust vent duct system to the outside of your home for a clog or restriction. That fuse may blow again shortly after replacing it if you have a blockage in the exhaust.

Other problems that could prevent the dryer from running include: wiring failure, bad start relay, failed drive motor, bad timer, failed electronic control board. NOTE: If the dryer will start in a timed cycle but not in an auto cycle, then your failure is probably in that control board. The neutral portion of the circuit is completed through that light blue line on the wiring diagram when it is used in the auto cycle.

I hope that these tips help. If you need more assistance, reply with additional details.

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 22, 2011
Q:

How do I take apart kenmore dryer LEQ8000JQ3 to access the thermal cutoff and heating element?

A:

If the thermal fuse was to have failed the dryer would not run but it could have a blown thermal cut-off. You will need an ohm meter in order to test the continuity of the components in the heating circuit. Be sure to disconnect the wires from the component before checking it for continuity. See images below.

The failure could be one of the following components:

  • Burnt wire connection in the heater circuit.
  • Timer (key#21)
  • Heat/temperature switch (key#9 in console)
  • Thermal cut-off (key#9)
  • Operating thermostat (key#8)
  • High limit thermostat (key#15)
  • Heating element (key#17)
  • Motor centrifugal switch (1M and 2M must close)
  • Lack of proper voltage supply. The heating element must have 220-240 volts applied to it or it will not heat.

I added images below of the heater circuit and component locations. NOTE: Disconnect the power cord from the power source before removing the rear panel and testing the thermal cut-off for continuity.

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
August 30, 2010