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Offline jcweatherly

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Whirlpool Washer Won't Heat
« on: February 26, 2012, 12:39:43 PM »
Whirlpool Ultimate Care II
Model: LEQ9508PW0

I pulled off the back panel and checked the continuity of the thermal fuse, the cycling thermostat, the heater, the high limit thermostat, and the high limit cut off, and all are good. What's next in trouble shooting?

Everything else seems to be working fine. The drum spins so is it a switch issue? Not really sure where to go next.



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Re: Whirlpool Washer Won't Heat
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2012, 12:55:18 PM »
Check incoming power for 240vac at the two hot leads.  Check for continuity at the timer.  I don't have a schematic, but just check between the two thickest wires at the timer.  The only thing left would be the motor switch, terminals 1 and 2.  The motor switch can be only be checked when the motor is running.

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Re: Whirlpool Washer Won't Heat
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2012, 01:15:22 PM »
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Re: Whirlpool Washer Won't Heat
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2012, 01:17:07 PM »
Check incoming power for 240vac at the two hot leads.  Check for continuity at the timer.  I don't have a schematic, but just check between the two thickest wires at the timer.  The only thing left would be the motor switch, terminals 1 and 2.  The motor switch can be only be checked when the motor is running.

Thanks for the help. What about the heating element? I guess that could be bad as well.

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Re: Whirlpool Washer Won't Heat
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2012, 03:50:19 PM »
I pulled out the heating element and sure enough on of the coils was broken.





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Re: Whirlpool Washer Won't Heat
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2012, 04:47:12 PM »
The video posted above will show you how to check everything.
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Re: Whirlpool Washer Won't Heat
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2012, 05:03:15 AM »
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Re: Whirlpool Washer Won't Heat
« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2012, 06:58:01 AM »
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