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I have dryer #LEB6000PQ0. The timer, #829978, stopped turning

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I have dryer #LEB6000PQ0. The timer, #829978, stopped turning but would dry on high temp for awhile. Now the dryer will not turn on at all when I push the knob to turn it on. If I replace the timer assembly do you think the dryer will turn on when I push the button or do I need to replace the part, #8545963, that turns the dryer on as well?

Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Bryan replied 7 years ago.
well thats a though question but I think the reason it wont start is this, Part 2986its the thermal fuse and I'll bet its bad. this happens all the time on these, check this before ordering a timer. thanks Bryan
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
I'm not sure where that part is located?? Also, what about the fact that the timer switch would not turn (cycle) on it's own before the dryer had an issue with starting?
Expert:  Bryan replied 7 years ago.
usually this is a thermostat problem but it could be a bad timer also. the thermostat sends power to the timer motor, did this advance in the timed cycle? is it just the automatic cycle it wont advance in?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
It won't advance in all cycles.
Expert:  Bryan replied 7 years ago.
ok that is probably the timer, unfortunatly they dont just sell the timer motor, but I still believe you need to replace the thermal fuse. theres an easy way to find out ,unplug the machine and take the back panel off and you will see this part on the blower housing, you can take the two wires off and tape them together plug the machine in and see if it starts, if it does replace the thermal fuse , do not leave this taped together its a safety fuse. the part is # XXXXX on this far as the timer goes you need to replace it to get it to advance. thanks Bryan
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Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Thank you so much! You are right, it started when I taped the two wires together! So I know what to order now. You just helped a single gal homeowner fix her dryer. I'll order the parts and replaace them exactly as they are wired now. Thank you!