Question about Dryers
It's a Whirlpool LGQ8858HQ1 gas dryer. Recently, for all but the lightest loads, when we start it it makes some odd noises, then it shuts off for a couple minutes. Next, it attempts to start up again, and either kicks on correctly and works fine for the rest of the cycle, or makes the noises again and turns off for a few minutes in another repeat of the process. We've had to reduce the load by about half to get it to work.
I'm guessing there's a thermal limiting switch or something that's tripping due to excess load on the motor. The question is, what do I need to replace? Motor? Switch? Something else?
I do have a new belt/roller kit that has not been installed yet (dryer was squealing a month or two ago but that stopped and I was too lazy to proceed with parts swap).
Suggestions for how to proceed?
Thanks in advance!
Sounds like you are having or go to have a motor problem repl/ motor
Posted on Jan 04, 2009
a 6ya Repairman can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repair professionals here in the US.
click here to Talk to a Repairman (only for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Aug 13, 2011 | Whirlpool GGW9200L Gas Dryer
May 18, 2011 | Whirlpool LGV4634JQ Gas Dryer
May 03, 2011 | Whirlpool GGW9250PL Gas Dryer
May 29, 2010 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer
May 15, 2009 | Whirlpool GGQ8831L Gas Dryer
Mar 30, 2009 | Whirlpool LGR8648L Gas Dryer
Mar 18, 2009 | Whirlpool LGR7646E Dryer
Jan 05, 2009 | Whirlpool Dryers
Dec 28, 2008 | Whirlpool LGV4634JQ Gas Dryer
99 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!