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Whirlpool Electric Dryer LEC8858EQ0 Starts intermittently.

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Whirlpool Electric Dryer LEC8858EQ0

Starts intermittently. 220 power always solid to terminal block. Tested door switch and no issues; timer will work each time even if motor doesn't start. Door switch will turn off/on timer even if motor doesn't run. When it does run, all works normally; motor runs, dryer heats, drum rotates, buzzer works, etc.

What would cause this intermittent failure?
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Will the dryer not start after it is warm?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

sometimes it restarts, sometimes not. this morning it was cold and wouldn't start.

When it wont start if you hold the start button in and turn the timer will it start?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

It is usually in mid cycle, I will push the start button numerous time (versus hold it down). sometimes it will restart; sometimes not. I will change it to a new cycle and sometimes it will restart; sometimes not.

You have a bad timer. The timer isn't sending power out all the time.
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