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I have a Whirlpool Supreme Heavy Duty/Extra Capacitydryer.

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I have a Whirlpool Supreme Heavy Duty/Extra Capacitydryer. For a few days it was a little touchy, needing the time position knob to be in a "just right" position for it to turn on. Now nothing is happening when I push the power button. Doesn't even sound like the motor turns on at all. I tried unplugging it & plugging it back in after a few seconds, but nothing changed. Any ideas?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  MASTER-TECH replied 6 years ago.

Can you get me the model # XXXXX? It is located inside the door.

When you tried to start it before would the unit make a humming noise or nothing?

Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Model #: LER7646AQ1
The motor did not make a humming noise before when it wouldn't turn on, but would turn on immediately if I moved the time knob even just a little bit. It would "buzz" as if the cycle were over and turn off again, and would keep doing that several times as I turned it, but would then finally stay on.
Expert:  MASTER-TECH replied 6 years ago.
Was this wial holding the start button in? and the would the buzz happen at the end of the cycle where it is ment to?
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
I would just briefly push the button to turn it on, I didn't need to hold it down. The buzz was not happening at the right time, it was in the middle of the drying cycle. Thanks!
Expert:  MASTER-TECH replied 6 years ago.

Do you think that when you were playing with timer to get it to start before it had an affect on it strarting?

Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Yes, it seemed to randomly turn on in certain places along the dial. If I just left it in one place, and pushed the on/off button, nothing happened.
Expert:  MASTER-TECH replied 6 years ago.
Do you know how to use an electric meter?
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Nope! Not even sure what that is! :)
Expert:  MASTER-TECH replied 6 years ago.

Sorry. I think it would be best the have a tech out to find out if it is the timer or the motor. I feel it will be the timer from what we have gone over but there is a chance that the motor is going bad. If the unit is more than 10 years old it maybe time for a new unit as either of the repairs are not cheep.

Thank you-...

Whirlpool -800-253-1301


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