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Old 06-25-2012, 02:44 PM
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Model Number: LER5636JQ0   Brand: Whirlpool   Age: 5 - 10 years   

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The dryer was moved to a new location. When it was plugged in and the start button pressed it made a loud end of cycle buzz but would not start. The fuses, door switch, and voltage were all checked ok, I suspect the timer being faulty, but before spending $100 + would appreciate any advice.


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Old 06-26-2012, 02:57 AM
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Are you sure it is the buzzer or is it the motor buzzing as it tries to start?
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Old 06-26-2012, 04:52 AM
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The drum was turned by hand and the motor turned freely. The sound is from the buzzer located by the side of the timer.
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Old 06-26-2012, 05:16 AM
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See the attachment for the tech sheet


Check that the BK/BU timer contacts are closed when trying to start it.
If not then it is the timer.

If you do not own a meter, I would suggest you purchase a one. You can get a decent digital multimeter for under $20.00. You do not need fancy though it is nice if the leads are a couple feet long.
If it saves ordering one unnecessary part it has paid for itself and you end up owning a useful tool.
Most places will not let you return electrical parts so if you order it, you own it.
A couple things to watch when measuring ohms and continuity
1. Always remove power from the machine otherwise you could blow your meter.
2. Always disconnect at least one side of any device you are checking. This eliminates the possibility of measuring an alternate/parallel circuit path.
3. When checking for closed contacts and continuity use the lowest scale (Usually 200 ohms). Then try higher scales. This scale is 0 to 200 ohms so if the device you are measuring is 300 ohms this scale would show an open circuit which it is not, you are just measuring outside the scale's dynamic range.
4. When you start always short the meter leads together. This will tell you that the meter is working and if there is any 0 offset.

There is a good STICKY at the start of this forum about it's use.
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