Model #LER7646EQ0 Whirlpool residential dryer

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Q:

Whirlpool dryer LER7646EQ0 shuts off completely and then restarts later.

A:

The motor circuit for this dryer is traced in blue on the wiring diagram in the first image below. You are correct that the thermal fuse (Key #7) would not be causing this failure since it is not resettable. Key #8 is the operating thermostat for the heating element. It is not in the motor circuit. It will not cause this failure. Based on your description, your likely failure is the dryer motor. That motor has an overload switch that will open if the motor overheats. It will reset after the motor cools back down. The start relay on this dryer will stay closed so that the dryer motor will restart after it cools down. You indicated that you heard squeaking noises and suspected a belt problem. Excessive friction in the drive components could cause the motor to overheat. I recommend that you unplug the dryer and open the cabinet to check the belt and the other components. The second image below shows how to open that cabinet. Here is a link for a repair video that also shows that process (and how to replace the drive motor): Dryer Drive Motor Replacement . This information may help you fix this dryer problem. If you need parts, you can order them from the Sears PartsDirect website. Be sure that you unplug the dryer before accessing internal components.

If you find no problems with the motor or the drive system, there is a chance that you have a problem with that timer since the neutral circuit runs through that component. Reply with additional details if you need more help.

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

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Lyle W -
Sears Technician
December 21, 2011
Q:

Will a bad fuse stop my dryer from starting?

A:

There could be one of several possible failures preventing your dryer from starting:

  1. Voltage supply (tripped circuit breaker)
  2. Failed door switch
  3. Failed timer
  4. Loose or burnt wire connection
  5. Failed thermal fuse
  6. Failed motor

I added an image of the wiring diagram so that you can see the components wired in series with the motor circuit.

There is no way of me knowing which one of the above has failed without using a volt/ohm meter and testing components and checking voltages. Your dryer is likely worth repairing.

I recommend calling a service technician to diagnose and repair your dryer.

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Joey S -
Sears Technician
May 27, 2009