Recent Topics
Parts Master 67045 5K OCI Cut Open
by Ifixjetz1
16 minutes 27 seconds ago
Best Subcompact Cars in the US & Global
by NewEnglander
38 minutes 14 seconds ago
Super Tech Clearance purchase
by mctmatt
Today at 01:58 PM
Website Loading Issue
by sleddriver
Today at 01:51 PM
White List?
by BlueOvalFitter
Today at 01:43 PM
Troubleshooting F-250 Tranny
by dkryan
Today at 01:19 PM
Cabin Vibration
by artbuc
Today at 12:27 PM
High Mileage ATF D&F
by FriboRage
Today at 12:07 PM
The new Fram TG 3682
by aquariuscsm
Today at 12:06 PM
Under cam cover-'74 BMW 2002
by wings&wheels
Today at 11:47 AM
Mobil Delvac 1300 Super (DEAL)
by TurboFOX
Today at 11:31 AM
Socket holders
by hallstevenson
Today at 11:27 AM
Difference between M1 delvac ESP 5W40 and M1 5w40
by car51
Today at 10:31 AM
BackUp Sump/Battery Confusion
by doitmyself
Today at 10:06 AM
Who thought $2 gas would last?
by grampi
Today at 10:03 AM
2007 Honda Accord for sale, Central Ohio
by Cardiobuck
Today at 09:56 AM
TDI fuel filters
by FowVay
Today at 09:27 AM
Have You Used One Oil for the Life of a Vehicle?
by john_pifer
Today at 08:53 AM
Crazy Russian - wooden pistons
by AZjeff
Today at 08:21 AM
Sparkplug Critique for lawnmower
by Snagglefoot
Today at 08:16 AM
Newest Members
Tremendo, homeontherange, dreko, Marc32275Jax, puma4440
64809 Registered Users
Who's Online
88 registered (Aichiguy, ArrestMeRedZ, AZmike., 1JZ_E46, barkingspider, Bandito440, 15 invisible), 1643 Guests and 45 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
64809 Members
68 Forums
282133 Topics
4710370 Posts

Max Online: 3590 @ 01/24/17 08:07 PM
Donate to BITOG
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
#4706611 - 03/25/18 05:30 PM Whirlpool dryer won't start
zrxkawboy Offline


Registered: 11/30/04
Posts: 1748
Loc: SD
Whirlpool dryer, made in 1999, model LER7646EQ2

It dried a load of clothes on the automatic cycle. Cycle ended normally, started & stopped a couple more times on the Finish Guard setting until clothes were removed. Next load put in, pushed Start button, and would not start.

-Dryer is getting power.
-Start switch tests good with ohmmeter.
-Will not start on Automatic or Manual (timed) cycles. I can hear the timer running (ticking), but the dryer will not start.
-Door switch is good.
-Both thermal fuses tested good with an ohmmeter.

I'm a trained electronics tech, but have practically no appliance experience. Any help appreciated!
_________________________
"Think of all the Ford owners who will someday want an automobile." John Dodge


Top
#4706616 - 03/25/18 05:34 PM Re: Whirlpool dryer won't start [Re: zrxkawboy]
spasm3 Online   content


Registered: 05/30/10
Posts: 8428
Loc: North Carolina
Unplug it for a bit. I had a dryer that had some thermal switch, removing power seemed to reset it.
_________________________
13 elantra 67k 5w30 QSUD
03 chevy avalanche76k synpwr 5w30
01 saturnsc1 185k synpwr rebuilt
17 mazda cx-5 2200 miles m1 0w20/0w40 mix

Top
#4706626 - 03/25/18 05:45 PM Re: Whirlpool dryer won't start [Re: zrxkawboy]
LeakySeals Offline


Registered: 02/18/11
Posts: 6514
Loc: Hudson, NH
Does it have a touch pad with a button underneath? Does the touch pad have power to it/LEd's?
_________________________
06 Escalade 6.0L AWD 155k. M1 EP 5w30 Fram TG
03 Maxima 3.5L Unknown miles ST 10w30

Top
#4706650 - 03/25/18 06:04 PM Re: Whirlpool dryer won't start [Re: zrxkawboy]
csandste Offline


Registered: 05/31/02
Posts: 1101
Loc: St. Peters, Missouri
Nineteen years on a dryer. You're blessed. Your next one won't last that long.

Top
#4706665 - 03/25/18 06:24 PM Re: Whirlpool dryer won't start [Re: zrxkawboy]
dishdude Offline


Registered: 11/14/08
Posts: 8505
Loc: Phoenix
There's a start capacitor you might want to check.
_________________________
2015 Grand Cherokee 3.6 - M1 5w-30 Wix 10010
2017 124 Spider 1.4T - PP Euro 5w-40 Wix 57341

Top
#4706669 - 03/25/18 06:26 PM Re: Whirlpool dryer won't start [Re: zrxkawboy]
Char Baby Offline


Registered: 05/25/05
Posts: 9751
Loc: ROCHESTER, NY
Check your circuit breaker
_________________________
"Retired"
'80 Firebird FORMULA V8/4bbl-purchased "NEW"
'06 Mazda 3i 2.0L
'15 Nissan Altima 2.5 SV

Top
#4706679 - 03/25/18 06:33 PM Re: Whirlpool dryer won't start [Re: zrxkawboy]
zrxkawboy Offline


Registered: 11/30/04
Posts: 1748
Loc: SD
Went back downstairs to mess with it, and found a schematic inside. It showed a table to test the various terminals on the timer. Looks like the problem is the timer. Thanks for the replies!
_________________________
"Think of all the Ford owners who will someday want an automobile." John Dodge


Top
#4706809 - 03/25/18 08:11 PM Re: Whirlpool dryer won't start [Re: zrxkawboy]
Donald Offline


Registered: 03/21/04
Posts: 20241
Loc: Upstate NY
Originally Posted By: zrxkawboy
Went back downstairs to mess with it, and found a schematic inside. It showed a table to test the various terminals on the timer. Looks like the problem is the timer. Thanks for the replies!


The timer might still be available but will probably not be cheap depending upon the number of functions the dryer has. There may be companies that sell rebuilt timers. I bought a rebuilt control panel for an oven from a company that rebuilt them. It was no longer available from the manufacturer.

They do some crazy things with timers. Some will cut power to timer motor until the dry sensor tells it things are dry and timer can advance toward shutoff.

Take the time to vacuum the guts and maybe replace belt.

New dryer might be good investment. Or a new-in-box one from CraigsList.
_________________________
2015 Subaru Forester 2.5 engine/CVT
2015 Ford F250 w/Powerstroke
2016 Subaru Crosstrek CVT (wife's)


Top
#4707042 - 03/25/18 11:05 PM Re: Whirlpool dryer won't start [Re: csandste]
PimTac Online   content


Registered: 03/04/17
Posts: 3462
Loc: Soviet State of Washington
Originally Posted By: csandste
Nineteen years on a dryer. You're blessed. Your next one won't last that long.




Sad to hear this. We usually got 30 years plus on a dryer. Nothing but junk sold now.
_________________________
2017 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring

Valvoline Advanced Synthetic 0w20
Mobil 1 M108A EP filter


Top
#4707068 - 03/26/18 12:30 AM Re: Whirlpool dryer won't start [Re: zrxkawboy]
chemman Offline


Registered: 02/19/07
Posts: 63
Loc: Maryland
New timers are available for your dryer both at Amazon.com, www.easyapplianceparts.com, and www.repairclinic.com Part Number is WP3976580 and a new timer goes anywhere from ~$89.00 to $110.00.

I have the same vintage Whirlpool dryer and I would replace the timer if in your shoes.

Good luck!
_________________________
92 Olds 88 Hav 5w30 PL/L24011
99 Buick Century Hav 5w30 PL/L24011
99 Silverado 5.3L Hav 5w30 PL/L25288
04 TrailBlazer 4.2L Hav 5w30 PL/L25288

Top
#4707374 - 03/26/18 10:28 AM Re: Whirlpool dryer won't start [Re: zrxkawboy]
andyd Offline


Registered: 09/25/04
Posts: 6873
Loc: Marshfield , MA
How is the overall condition? That would dictate my plans. Old Whirlpools were good appliances, If the rest of the dryer is in good shape, I'd fix it. My 2002 ish dryer works great but the interior plastic is beat. If anything major goes, sayronaya
_________________________
'16 Camry LE STP synth 0w20 and STP filter. the Fridge

1994 Ranger ,the Rat, 5w30 dino, STP filter

'16 Camry SE, Valvoline bulk 0w20 and ? filter

Top
#4707557 - 03/26/18 02:17 PM Re: Whirlpool dryer won't start [Re: zrxkawboy]
Yah-Tah-Hey Online   content


Registered: 05/26/14
Posts: 3217
Loc: Columbus,Nebraska
Those older dryers can be kept going forever. Not much to them, easy to work on. I'm pretty sure the dryers at the Whirlpool store are built just like yours. I know they hadn't changed between 1971 and 2013. You are overqualified to work on this dryer zrxk and know way more than needed. I understand that you are referring to the run thermostat and high limit thermostat when you say "thermal fuses." There is a "not resettable" thermal fuse in the motor circuitry. No sure where it is but wold guess at motor. I believe those dryers with the wrinkle guard feature(your finish guard) have a pulse timer that differs from the regular timer. Also remember a power resistor in the timer for the electric dryers used to get 120 to the timer and other components. smile smile

Top
#4708003 - 03/26/18 10:42 PM Re: Whirlpool dryer won't start [Re: zrxkawboy]
zrxkawboy Offline


Registered: 11/30/04
Posts: 1748
Loc: SD
Ordered a used timer off ebay for $25. Thanks everyone!
_________________________
"Think of all the Ford owners who will someday want an automobile." John Dodge


Top
#4708228 - 03/27/18 08:12 AM Re: Whirlpool dryer won't start [Re: zrxkawboy]
andyd Offline


Registered: 09/25/04
Posts: 6873
Loc: Marshfield , MA
I discovered early on that appliances are hand assembled. They are "idiot proofed" as a result. The female push ons are sized differently so that they can only connect to a single male. Small engine carbs are built this way too. Cars' engine bays wiring and hoses follow a similar logic for a different reason. The wiring harnesses are constructed with almost zero extra length. Within a very small area there is the right connection. When I swapped engines on a Jeep, I tagged every wire end as I disconnected it. Totally unnecessary. Honda, BMW and Ford use this scheme.
_________________________
'16 Camry LE STP synth 0w20 and STP filter. the Fridge

1994 Ranger ,the Rat, 5w30 dino, STP filter

'16 Camry SE, Valvoline bulk 0w20 and ? filter

Top
#4708433 - 03/27/18 12:01 PM Re: Whirlpool dryer won't start [Re: andyd]
Yah-Tah-Hey Online   content


Registered: 05/26/14
Posts: 3217
Loc: Columbus,Nebraska
Originally Posted By: andyd
I discovered early on that appliances are hand assembled. They are "idiot proofed" as a result. The female push ons are sized differently so that they can only connect to a single male. Small engine carbs are built this way too. Cars' engine bays wiring and hoses follow a similar logic for a different reason. The wiring harnesses are constructed with almost zero extra length. Within a very small area there is the right connection. When I swapped engines on a Jeep, I tagged every wire end as I disconnected it. Totally unnecessary. Honda, BMW and Ford use this scheme.
No matter to what lengths manufacturers go to murphy proof their products, someone in the field will find a way to defeat the design, guaranteed.

Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >