Whirlpool Dryer will not run

Old 11-18-04, 08:42 AM
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I bought this dryer 8 years ago and it always worked great, but now I moved to Brazil and the dryer is not longer working...
I have an electrician checked the dryer and everything is fine.
Here is what I've done so far...
I cleaned the whole dryer (vents, heating elements, drum...);
I plugged the dryer into a 110volts and the blower works, but no heat;
Then I plugged it into a 220 volts and nothing worked;
I had another electrician checked the dryer and he told me that the dryer runs in a tri-phase (380volts). I am not so sure about that...
Here is some more info about the dryer:
Model LET 6634DQ1
Serial MF0703601
3 wires 120/240 60 hz.
Can anybody out there tell me if this dryer is 110 or 220 volts? And what else should I be looking for...

Thanks much,

Old 11-19-04, 02:37 AM
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You didn't say HOW you plugged it into 110 then 220. These are DIFFERENT plugs and sockets. Have you changed the actual plug to do this? Almost all American dryers are 220/240. (Forget about 380 that's crazy.).
Any number of things can stop a dryer from starting , door switch, usually at least two thermal switches and possibly a motor start capacitor. Any competent electrician can trace the power through the switches and find the problem.
I'm curious why anyone would take a dryer all the way to Brazil anyway. They make weapons, aeroplanes and trucks, surely they must have locally produced dryers ??
Old 11-19-04, 05:44 AM
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Thanks for the comments, but why bring a dryer all the way from USA to Brazil? Price my friend!! It is a big, huge difference in price...
Now, let's talk business...
I did chance the plug for 110 and 220 volts. What is really "strange" (at least for me) is the fact that the motor (blower) worked just fine on 110 volts, but no heat. Then when I change the plug, and turn it on on 220, nothing happens, no motor, no heat, nothing....
Is there an "internal" fuse that might has gone bad? Could it be the heat element?


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