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Whirlpool gas dryer (LGR5636LQ1) heat remains on with door open

Dryer heat remains on with door open and dial in 'off' position (whether it's timed dry, automatic high heat, or auto low heat). This is intermittent - right now it is not on. Yesterday after dryer use, it remained on.

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  • dave brewington Jun 16, 2013

    So - finally replaced the timer, but it still does the same thing. Can you think of any other causes?

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You will need to replace the timer. It has some sticky contacts. Here is the timer to order.

Posted on Nov 27, 2012

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  • dave brewington Dec 02, 2012

    Thanks, Richard. A few more symptoms I've noticed, wanted to see if they are in line with the timer diagnosis. The heat will fire up randomly - not stay on right after a drying cycle. Also, the heat will fire up when the dryer is unplugged.

  • dave brewington Dec 02, 2012

    * meant to say, the heat will ALSO fire up randomly, not JUST stay on right after a dry cycle.

  • Richard Roth
    Richard Roth Dec 03, 2012

    Sounds like the timer. Replace it and all should be good.

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SOURCE: Whirlpool Electric Dryer Model LER8858EQ1 TYPE NO. 180-0

Based on the information that you provided, if you open the door in mid-cycle and the motor shuts off, but the element stays on, this will stop the air flow through the dryer and the element. The element temperature will rise drastically because it is not being cooled. Subsequently, to prevent a fire, the thermal fuse will open, shutting the element, and in some cases the motor, down.
A heating element gets its power from the timer, through the cycling thermostat(s),and to 1 side of the element.
When the motor starts, power is passed through the centrifugal switch in the motor, through the hi-limit thermostat and the thermal fuse to the other side of the element.
There is no ground wiring involved in the heat side of the dryer.
1. An element can stay on because it has broken and fell against the metal tube where it picks up a ground. Solution is to replace the element.
2. The centrifugal switch mounted on or in the motor can fail to open when the motor stops and allow current to flow through it
until the points in the timer open up, breaking the circuit.
Below is a link that will help you with parts and diagnostic procedures that are specifically tuned to your manufacturers data plate information.
http://www.repairclinic.com/SmartSearch/SmartSearch.aspx

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Posted on Jun 23, 2008

jgwhomeequip
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SOURCE: Whirlpool commercial gas dryer - heating problem

Check the voltage to the switch when turned to high and the power button pushed on. If you are not getting any power there then the setting switch is bad replace it at repairclinic.com

Posted on Feb 14, 2009

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SOURCE: Whirlpool Gas Dryer keeps running on auto dry setting

When you moved the sensor wire on the moisture sensor may have fallen off.
Remove the front panel and locate the wire and the connection. It will be on the right side near the lint filter vent. If it is still connected your timer has gone bad.

Posted on Mar 26, 2009

aasc
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SOURCE: Gas dryer not maintaining heat. 70 Series Kenmore/Whirlpool 76722

Fuse is ok . Problem is the soils on the burner valve . If the dryer heats when started , the electricity goes thru the coils to open the valve . Once the coils get warm , 1 will open (short) until it cools back down . The coils can be replaced just by removing the front panel . Only 2 screws hold the coils in place . No turning off gas , dissasembling dryer .

Posted on Jul 19, 2009

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SOURCE: Whirlpool gas dryer GGQ9858JQD runs fine not drying

Check the inlet and exit venting around the burner for lint or other obstruction.

Posted on Aug 23, 2009

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