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LTE5243DQB Whirlpool 24 inch Thin Twin dryer not starting properly

JarRule

Member
Joined
Feb 28, 2020
Messages
1
Location
Miami
Model Number
LTE5243DQB
Brand
Whirlpool
Age
6-10 years
We have a Whirlpool 24in Thin Twin electric washer dryer (LTE5243DQB). It is a family workhorse but recently I have noticed an issue with the dryer.

Sometimes when I press the start button it will hum and not start up.

If I open the door and move the drum forward a bit and then try to start it, it will then work. This is fine as a work around for now but I would like to fix it before it refuses to start up.

Any ideas what the issue could be?
 

Jake

Appliance Tech - Admin
Staff member
Joined
Aug 24, 2004
Messages
118,150
Location
McMullen Valley, Arizona
Hi,

That indicates your dryer motor has gone bad.

Here's the dryer motor for your model:
Motor-Drve


Your model is similar to this one:
Except for the front control panel.

First disconnect the machine from the mains electricity. To remove the front control panel: Remove the two screws and profile plate from each side and beneath the control panel then, holding the control panel, remove two bolts at bottom of dryer door then lift dryer door then tip the console plate towards you - it will remain in place, hooked on machine casing.

Jake
 
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