Question about Whirlpool Dryers
I have an older whirlpool dryer that has given me a whole lot of good years. Well lately it has started acting very odd. When I start a load of clothes everything appears to be normal but after a while, when the dryer gets heated up(usually 20 to 40 min.) it simply quits. And it won't start back up again until it cools off. During this time if you try to start the dryer back, it'll make a noise like it's trying to start but it just WON'T!!! Please help. Am retired widow and can't afford a new dryer. THANK YOU SO MUCH. Joyce Dozier
Hello Joyce Dozier,
Some of the older dryers are the best and if you can keep them operational.. they can last a very long time.. Based on your problem description, you more than likely have a thermal cutoff switch that is cutting off power to the heater.. Over time, these thermal switches fail from age ( I can relate to that as well).. Anyway, please provide the Whirlpool model number and I may be able to track down the most likely suspects for you.. You , however, will have to rope a friend or family memeber in to replacing it... It could also be the themal sensor on the motor too..
I would unplug it and open it up to gain access to the motor.. and vacuum away all lint that may have accumulated around the motor and other areas... Provide the model number ( normally found on a tag someplace on your dryer..) and I will help you find a solution..
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