20 Most Recent Whirlpool LEB6300 Electric Dryer Questions & Answers


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Whirlpool... | Answered on Apr 18, 2017


Hi, and yes you can, its done all of the time. You want to change the plug on the wall, not the cord. That is the way it is done. Very simple. Turn off breaker to the 4- prong. Go to any hardware store such as home depot and get the 3 prong 220 volt female plug, both are the same volts, just made for different cords is all. The male is on the cord. On the 4 prong female plug thats on the wall, just loosen all 4 screws. 2- wires are hot, either black in color, a black with a piece of white tape on it is the neutral, and a bare ground which is much smaller. When installing the 3 prong female, you will use all 4 wire to. 2- hot, ! neutral, and a screw for the small bare ground. There will be a drawing on how to connect the wires with the new plug if you are not sure. Normally, there are 3 black wires, 2 hot , 1 neutral. Some times there may be 2 blacks and 1 red. A black and red will be hot.I am sure they will all be black. The plug is marked on it. It will have L-1, L-2, N, and Ground. When you remove the 4 prong female, it will be marked the same. Be sure the power is off! L-1 and L-2 are hot, and the 3rd is N or neutral. Then the small ground. Very, very, simple to change and to know which is which. The terminals on the plug are colored also. The 2 that are copper colored are for the hot wires. The brass or silver is the neutral. And you will see the ground screw. I hope I haven't confused you, it is very easy. Just when removing the wires to the old plug on the wall, which should be a 4-prong female, the 2 wires on the right and left side of the plug are going to be the 2 hot wires. The other large black is the neutral goes to top or bottom, its marked like I said with a N. and a small bare ground. Always change the plug on the wall to fit the dryer from 3 to 4, or 4 to 3. They are both 30 amp plugs, 220 volt. Very easy, you can do this!! Please rate me on my help to you.
Sincerely,
Shastalaker7

Whirlpool... | Answered on Sep 13, 2014


Had a similar situation after running the dryer for multiple loads. I checked the wiring schematic and found the overload thermal switch location on the exhaust duct. Using my $4 volt amp meter I checked and found the circuit open (the switch open circuit). Removed the switch, went to the appliance parts store and bought a replacement for an exorbinant $9. Installed the switch and it has worked for the past couple of years.

Now that was my solution. You will need to check the wiring diagram for the problem. I would not buy a new dryer just yet until looking for a simple switch or contact that isn't working.

Whirlpool... | Answered on Dec 20, 2012


Hi,

There can be many reasons why your dryer will not start or turn...

The most common causes are the belt breaking or jumping off, or the motor goingbad...

Here are a couple of tips that I wrote will help you to figure out why yourdryer will not run...

Dryer Repair - The Dryer is not Turning

Dryer Repair - The dryer will not start


heatman101

Whirlpool... | Answered on Aug 14, 2011


http://www.do-it-yourself-washing-machine-and-dryer-repair-help.com/Whirlpool-dryer-belt.html
Here are 3 great videos that should help more than a 500 word article. I hope that it helps you. Feel free to contact me for any problems you may encounter. I would be more than happy to help you out with this repair.
thanks,
Mike

Whirlpool... | Answered on Jul 20, 2011


Hi,

There can be many reasons why your dryer will not start or turn...

The most common causes are the belt breaking or jumping off, or the motor goingbad...

Here are a couple of tips that I wrote will help you to figure out why yourdryer will not run...

Dryer Repair - The Dryer is not Turning

Dryer Repair - The dryer will not start


heatman101

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Whirlpool... | Answered on Jul 14, 2011


Hi,

There can be many reasons why your dryer will not start or turn...

The most common causes are the belt breaking or jumping off, or the motor goingbad...

Here are a couple of tips that I wrote will help you to figure out why yourdryer will not run...

Dryer Repair - The Dryer is not Turning

Dryer Repair - The dryer will not start


heatman101

Whirlpool... | Answered on Jul 04, 2011


The drum sencor is going bad, or the tempeture sencor around the heating element. Up plug the dryer remove the back of it by removing a few screws from the rear pannel the drum sencor will have two wires on it and it will be the size of three dimes stacked on each other. For testing ONLYremove the two wires and put them together, tape them so they don't touch any thing and plug the dryer back in and start it, if that works give me the numbers off the bad part and I'll order it.

Whirlpool... | Answered on Jun 24, 2011


Hi, If you are having problems with your gas dryer not heatingthe most common problem is that the ignitor goes bad. Even though it glowssometimes it is still not working properly. if you dryer is gas check out this gas no heat tip.... If you have an electric dryer, you can have many differentthings that can go wrong causing the dryer not to heat. check outthis electric no heat tip...

heatman101
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Whirlpool... | Answered on Jun 19, 2011


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heatman101

Whirlpool... | Answered on Mar 18, 2011


Hi

I believe the that everything else is fine rather it is the thermostat that is located inside the rear panel to the exhaust duct that is bad and should be replaced. If you want you can test this fuse for continuity and if bad replace it as it cannot be reset. If the fuse is fine then check the dryer belt and idler pulley...Hope this helps...please post back for further assistance.


Daniel

Whirlpool... | Answered on Mar 05, 2011


Hi,

If you are having problems with your gas dryer not heating the most common problem is that the ignitor goes bad. Even though it glows sometimes it is still not working properly.


if you dryer is gas check out this gas no heat tip....


If you have an electric dryer, you can have many different things that can go wrong causing the dryer not to heat.


check out this electric no heat tip...

heatman101


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Whirlpool... | Answered on Mar 04, 2011



Hi,

There can be many reasons why your dryer will not start or turn...

The most common causes are the belt breaking or jumping off, or the motor going bad...

Here are a couple of tips that I wrote will help you to figure out why your dryer will not run...

Dryer Repair - The
Dryer is not Turning

Dryer Repair - The
dryer will not start


heatman101

Whirlpool... | Answered on Mar 04, 2011


The belt goes like thisthemobilian_967.jpg

Make sure it is not twisted or it get ate up when you start the dryer.

I have a manual and more repair photos HERE

If you need further help, reach me via phone at https://www.6ya.com/expert/dan_73bbd84fe1d95b61

Whirlpool... | Answered on Jan 20, 2011


Unplug it, I worked on mine the other day, had a wire thingy in the blower housing. Took some photos:

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This stuff is safe and heat resistant, $2 at ace hardware
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Got the drum out and cleaned it up real good. Oiled the rollers and idler.
Took the back off and the filter chute:
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By the way that box on the right is a heater chamber. Those black things on it are the limits. The tripp if the dryer overheats from the air restrictions.
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It helps to have an appliance lift. A tail gate on back of a truck or a picnic table is equally good to have. Take it out side and give it a good cleaning. It is worth the trouble. Great dryer.

I have a printable service manual and more stuff here

If you need further help, reach me via phone at https://www.6ya.com/expert/dan_73bbd84fe1d95b61

Whirlpool... | Answered on Jan 20, 2011


Hello there
Please check the following items that i have listed below
Heating element Often a dryer heating element burns out, but doesn't trip the circuit breaker or blow a fuse. The heating element is simply a long coil of special wire. You can check it for continuity with an ohm meter. No continuity means the element is bad and you need to replace it--electric heating elements aren't repairable. Thermal fuse On many dryers, there's a thermal fuse mounted to the exhaust duct inside the back cover panel. The fuse--which is about an inch long--is usually embedded in black resin and mounted in a white plastic housing. If the fuse has blown, you need to replace it. (You can't re-set it.) Wiring A common problem is for the main wiring connection from the house, at the dryer, to burn and break its connection. Because the dryer can still tumble with partial power, the connection may be only partially defective. You may need to replace both the power cord to the dryer and the terminal block inside the dryer that the wire is attached to.

Whirlpool... | Answered on Jan 16, 2011



Hi,

If you are having problems with your gas dryer not heating the most common problem is that the ignitor goes bad. Even though it glows sometimes it is still not working properly.



if you dryer is gas check out this gas no heat tip....



If you have an electric dryer, you can have many different things that can go wrong causing the dryer not to heat.



check out this electric no heat tip...


heatman101

Whirlpool... | Answered on Jan 15, 2011

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