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tkshelton@me.com

Member Since 21 May 2013
Offline Last Active Jun 10 2013 04:47 PM

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In Topic: Whirlpool LER6620PQ0 - Heating but Motor Not Running?

21 May 2013 - 08:14 PM

BMF - no I had not seen your post before I took the motor off - wish I had.  :(

Grand Master Funk - I had thought of the Fluff mode test too - no heat.  Thanks though.  I was working while you were typing. ;)


In Topic: Whirlpool LER6620PQ0 - Heating but Motor Not Running?

21 May 2013 - 08:09 PM

FYI - not fully satisfied I had finished T/S.  So I temp wrapped the 2 terminals of the thermal fuse together with electrical tape.  Motor and heater now runs. 

 

FYI2 - I had not seen the other posts till after T/S through the motor and the heating element. I had physically disassembled the centrifuge switch and physically checked its operation (after cleaning).  It was fine.  

 

Thanks to each of you for your help on this one.  Special thanks to BMF for making me relook at the heating element with a multimeter - should of known better.  :)   I hope my experience serves to help someone else.  This forum is definitely one that I will stay connected with. 


In Topic: Whirlpool LER6620PQ0 - Heating but Motor Not Running?

21 May 2013 - 07:58 PM

Note

* Additional Previous symptom - Engaging PTS sw + door closed does not result in motor running

 

Full set of symptoms

*  Heating element on when should not be

*  Motor will not run

* Timer is working

* PTS sw is working

* Door sw is working

 

Motor Tests

* centrifig sw tests fine with mutlimeter

* motor windings test fine with multimeter (1.5 to 5 ohms)

Heating Element tests

* Heating Element not arcing to case, nor is it touching the case
* But Heating Element is grounded to case as per multimeter

*  Found wire looping from one side to the other 'touching' the metal cross support member - slightly welded.  Snapped off without damage to the wire itself.  Heating element still 0 ohms from terminal end to terminal end

* Reassembled heating element - no longer coming on.  

 

Symptoms Now
*  Motor will not come on

* tested Thermal Fuse - found to be open  - probably due to high heat

 

Parts to Order

* Thermal Fuse: http://www.repaircli...mber=LER6620PQ0

 

* Plastic Wheel Blower (damaged trying to remove from motor): http://www.repaircli...mber=LER6620PQ0

 

  - anyone know where I can buy a metal assembly vice the plastic one?



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