Question about Whirlpool LER4634J Electric Dryer
The dryer shuts off after getting hot, then after it cools down it will start back up when start button is pushed, but only runs for about a minute untl it shuts off again
It sounds like a thermal breaker is engaging and then automatically resetting once it cools off. I'm guessing that if you were to feel the dryer when it was running, it is really hot.
The most likely problem is that the exhaust vent for the dryer is plugged up with lint either within the dryer itself or in the part that is in your wall and exits someplace outside (could be as far as the roof). When the hot air can't escape the dryer overheats and shuts off to prevent a fire.
You might have to take apart the dryer to get at the blockage if it is there but try this first. Unplug the dryer. Make sure that it is cool. Pull it away from the wall. Disconnect the vent hose in the back. Stick your hand in the opening and start pulling out lint. Once you get everything out you can, plug the dryer back in - leaving the hose off - and turn it on. A bunch of lint will blow out. Let the dryer run and see if it shuts off. If not, then you know there is no problem with your dryer.
The next step is to clean out your vent lines. Depending on where they run and how long the run is, this could be a difficult.
When you are all done, connect it all back up.
Posted on Sep 22, 2008
Most likely cause is the air duct is blocked with lint, some always gets past the screen and builts up in the exhaoust line. not enough air flow, the air gets hotter than normal and trips the over temperature cutout.
for most dryers
clear the fan, and exhaust ducting all the way to the wall, and the outside vent hood, of lint
Posted on Sep 22, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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