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I have a Whirlpool LER4634PQ1 it was working just fine then all of a sudden the dryer just keeps running the knob on the dryer doesn't move and the air isn't warm. Any suggestions on what to s

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    daniel hendrickson Dec 12, 2012

    did you already try my first suggestion,that I sent this morning?

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There is a cycling thermostat in line with the high limit thermostat and timer circuit,on timed dry its disabled and the timer will run no matter what,on any sensor dry setting it uses the heat of the element to heat this cycling thermostat to move the timer as the clothes get drier as the heating element heats the timer doesn't move,when the heater cycles off from the high limit thermostat then timer moves again,you need to find out if its a bad heating element,thermal fuse or possibly even a circuit breaker in the homes electrical panel tripped out on one of the 2 phases that gives you the 240 volts required to operate the dryer element,the breaker may not show its tripped,so shut it off and back on and try this first

Posted on Dec 11, 2012

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  • ryanjohnstun
    ryanjohnstun Dec 12, 2012

    Is there a way to diagnose if its the heating element or thermal fuse? I tried the circuit breaker and that didnt fix it

  • ryanjohnstun
    ryanjohnstun Dec 12, 2012

    Yes I tried that I found out that the heating element is bad. Im just wondering if I should replace the fuse? Also the timer circuit is that the dial?

  • daniel  hendrickson
    daniel hendrickson Dec 12, 2012

    no you don't need to replace the thermal fuse,just make certain that the venting/blower housing is "LINT-FREE" as this is why thermal fuses open so as not to overheat from too much heat and start a fire,the timer circuit I spoke of is the cycling thermostat on the blower housing is what I am referring to,it is part of the timer circuit that is under the dial

  • daniel  hendrickson
    daniel hendrickson Dec 12, 2012

    I mis-spoke the dial is on the timer on the control panel,the cycling thermostat is on the blower housing and now being you found the bad heating element this should also correct the timer issue also

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The thermal fuse is located on the outside of the blower housing. To get access to the thermal fuse you will need to remove the back panel of your Whirlpool dryer.

How do you check it:
Before you do any repairs on your dryer, you will need to disconnect the dryer from the wall outlet.


After removing the back panel, remove one wire from the Whirlpool dryer thermal fuse and take a reading between the two terminal on the thermal fuse.
The reading should be 0 ohms, if the reading is infinity, the thermal fuse is bad and it must be replace. When you find a bad thermal fuse, you will need to replace the operating thermostat too.

The operating thermostat opens at 155 degrees and the thermal fuse blows at 196.

These means that operating thermostat did not open at 155 and that is why the thermal fuse failed.

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Element or cut out thermostat at fault , see if has reset on back 1st

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So,. basically your drum doesnt turn. SO your getting heat still even though the drum isnt turning. Is this right? Sounds strange??? Do you hear any humming noise when you push the start button? I need to know a little more about the problem because im kinda confused as how you decribed the problem. Iv never seen a dryer heat but the drum not spinning. especially your model dryer. Its electric heat right? because if the drum doesnt spin, maybe your motor is bad. and if your motor is bad, then your heating element wont heat up because the centrifical switch in the motor is not switching to complete the circuit to the heating element. So this is why im confused when you said" Dryer heats when knob turned but when "push button" pressed, drum doesnt run." Because your belt wraps around the motor pully and the motor is what makes the drum turn. Like i said, i never seen this model dryer heat with out the motor operating. So if you can give me some more info, ill do my best to help you out....Thanks!!!!

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the belt broke,you can buy a kit with the belt,rollers and pulley,change out everything and you'll be good to go.next time send the model number.good luck.while you have the dryer apart,vac out all the dust and lint and if you have a shop vac put it on blow and blow the motor out and clean out the duct that the lint filter slides into,also if your vent line is a long run remove it from the back of the dryer and blow it out with a leaf blower if you have one.

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