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DRY WILL START RUN 2-3 SECOND THAN STOP. PUSH START BUTTON FEELS FUNNY AFTER SHUT OFF. THERE SEEMS TO BE

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Old 11-15-2009, 09:19 PM
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Model Number: LER8648PW0   Brand: Whirlpool   Age: 1 - 5 years   

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DRY WILL START RUN 2-3 SECOND THAN STOP. PUSH START BUTTON FEELS FUNNY AFTER SHUT OFF. THERE SEEMS TO BE A ELECTRICAL BURNING SMELL AT THIS TIME. JUMPED THE WHITE FUSE AT THE EXHAUST NO CHANGE, HEATED SENSOR BY EXHAUST IT CLICKED, NO CHANGE, PUSH START SWITCH HAS OMHS. TIMER TICKS BUT DOES NOT BUZZ.
DRY WAS DIRTY IN SIDE AND WE CLEANED IT OUT BUT NO CHANGE.


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Old 11-16-2009, 06:28 AM
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Here is your wiring diagram
http://www.servicematters.com/docs/w...%203979703.pdf

Your problem should not be related to the heating element etc.

PUSH START BUTTON FEELS FUNNY AFTER SHUT OFF.

I have no idea on this symptom

THERE SEEMS TO BE A ELECTRICAL BURNING SMELL AT THIS TIME.
This could be the motor overheating. If the motor is overheating, it will trip it's internal thermal protect and you will not be able to restart it right away. The motor has to cool down for the protect to reset.
Try turning the drum by hand, should turn fairly easily. This is just in case the motor is overloaded but it is probably OK.
It sounds like the centrifugal switch for the motor's start winding is not opening. Then the start winding stays energized and the motor overheats.
This could be that the mechanism on the motor which activates the switch is clogged solid with dust.


JUMPED THE WHITE FUSE AT THE EXHAUST NO CHANGE

If this was gone it would kill power to the unit so it would not even start.

HEATED SENSOR BY EXHAUST IT CLICKED, NO CHANGE
Would not effect starting

PUSH START SWITCH HAS OMHS.
Should have 0 ohms when pushed. Again it would not start at all if this was toast

TIMER TICKS BUT DOES NOT BUZZ.
Not sure what this means
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