Model #LEQ8858JQ1 Whirlpool residential dryer

  • Cabinet
    3 Results
  • Top And Console
    3 Results
  • Bulkhead
    3 Results

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Question and Answers

Q:

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

A:

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
Q:

Why won't my Whirlpool dryer run?

A:

Several different failures could prevent your dryer from running. You could have a failed door switch, a bad drive motor, a failed contact on the timer, a wiring failure between components or a blown thermal fuse. I recommend checking the thermal fuse first. To check this component, unplug the dryer and remove the back panel. The thermal fuse is located on the blower housing. The image below shows the location of this component. To test this fuse, unplug one wire and measure the resistance across the leads of the fuse with a volt/ohm meter. You should measure near zero ohms (closed). If you measure open (infinite resistance), then the fuse is blown and will need to be replaced. As a temporary test to determine if this is your only failure, you could tape together the wires that attach to the thermal fuse with electrical tape (to avoid bare wire contact with the cabinet) and see if the dryer runs. If it does, then you have verified that the thermal fuse was causing your problem. NOTE: Do not leave the thermal fuse bypassed in this manner. It is an important safety device that must be replaced.

If the thermal fuse was blown, be sure to check for an exhaust system vent restriction. Check the flexible vent behind the dryer for a kink or clog. Check the exhaust duct system to the outside of the home for restrictions. You may need to have a cleaning service thoroughly clean these ducts.

If the thermal fuse is okay, then I recommend checking the door switch. The wiring diagram for your dryer is shown in the second image below. The procedure for opening the top of the dryer to access the door switch is shown in the third image. You can use the wiring diagram to check the continuity through the door switch when the door is closed.

If needed, you can order parts from the Sears PartsDirect website.

These tips may help you determine the cause for your dryer problem. If not, then I recommend calling a service technician to diagnose and repair the dryer.

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Lyle W -
Sears Technician
March 26, 2009