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
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