Question about Whirlpool LER4634J Electric Dryer
I have a Whirlpool LER7646JQ0 dryer. I replaced the heating element in it about a week ago and everything seemed fine. Now, the dryer will run and heat but now it will stop during a cyle. It won't turn back on unless I unplug it and wait a few minutes. (When the dryer won't turn on, the timer doesn't click and the light inside the tumbler won't come on.)
I tested the Thermal Fuse by bypassing it. The dry will worked, but after I ran it a few minutes I stopped it and it won't restart...unless of course I unplug it again and wait. UGH!!!! What in the world is going on???
Ck wall plug and dryer cord for discoloration possible bad connection breaking down after heating up ..also possible door switch ..if you have jumped out the white thermal fuse on the blower housing and still have the problem forget fuses or thermostats they only control heating
Posted on Sep 06, 2008
Here are a few ideas of what might be wrong.. based on your description.. You've bypassed the thermal fuse and the dryer worked however once you removed the bypass, did it work after that? based on your symptom.. it appears that one of the auto-ressting 'overtemp snap switches' may be your problem and may be shutting your system down because it is tripping from excessive heat or it is prematurely tripping because it is defective. I've included a website link that shows assembly drawings and parts breakdown for you to examine but I suspect that you have a bad overtemp switch.. ( I assume that you've cleaned out all lint etc from the vent system both inside and outside the dryer) If you haven't... then you may not get adequate air flow and you truly are getting an overtemp condition.. Good luck.. Here is the link http://www.pcappliancerepair.com/model-display.php
Hope this helps !
Posted on Sep 05, 2008
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