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Whirlpool Ultimate Care II electric dryer will not start.

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My Whirlpool Ultimate Care II...

My Whirlpool Ultimate Care II electric dryer will not start. It has powers on, the lights, dryer settings and timer works but when I push the start button nothing happens. Any ideas?

Submitted: 8 years ago.Category: Appliance
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7/5/2010
Appliance Technician: william, Home Appliance Technician replied 8 years ago
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Do you see a lower access panel on this? It's on the lower front.

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Customer reply replied 8 years ago

No, the front panel is one solid piece.

Appliance Technician: william, Home Appliance Technician replied 8 years ago

That's what I thought, I want you to unplug this and take off the back panel then tell me when you are done with that, you will need to take the vent hose off too. I'm sure you know this but I have to say that.

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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
The back panel is off.
Appliance Technician: william, Home Appliance Technician replied 8 years ago

Okay, now here is a picture. Tell me when you find the thermal fuse.

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Customer reply replied 8 years ago

I found it

Appliance Technician: william, Home Appliance Technician replied 8 years ago

Okay great, now I want you to take off those two wires that are attached to it and tape them together. Then plug this back in and see if it turns on. Okay? Thanks.

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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
It started.
Appliance Technician: william, Home Appliance Technician replied 8 years ago

Okay that's great! This means that you need a new thermostat fuse. If you need help finding one online - you can go here - http://www.repairclinic.com/SSPartDetail.aspx?s=t-LEQ9557KQ1-%3d%3di2986&PartID=2986 $12.65
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