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WHIRLPOOL DRYER STPS SPINNING AFTER A FEW MIN OF USE.

About two weeks ago when I was using my whirlpool dryer (ser num: LER7646JQ0) it sudenly stopped spinning. I opened it up, cleaned out all of the lint in it but can't see what the problem is. After reading a couple of other inquiries I think it may be a temp gage. What do you think?

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  • Wendy Cartwright Feb 12, 2009

    Thank you for your responce... I have the unit open and the belt looks fine. It starts up fine, it heats and it spinnes, and after a few min it stops. Then I can not restart it for about 30 - 60 min. Do you still think it may be the motor? If it was the temp gage, would the temp gage affect the heating and spinning?

  • Wendy Cartwright Feb 12, 2009

    How can I fix a " Lock out"?

  • Wendy Cartwright Feb 12, 2009

    Does it need to be replaced?

  • Wendy Cartwright Feb 12, 2009

    Thanks for the help, I will try to replace it this weekend and I'll let ya know if it fixed the problem. Thanks again.



    Wendy

  • Wendy Cartwright Feb 18, 2009

    Hello, Happy Wednesday! You were helping me with my problem… I Still need help… LOL



    Well, What is it actually name of the part? I have been looking for part numbers but couldn't find anything. What does it look like? You said it’s located in the back of the dryer (on the lint vent). Can you please help!!! I'm about to go old school and hand a bunch of wet cloths all around my house...LOL



    Thanks

  • Wendy Cartwright Feb 18, 2009

    Hey, I removed the heating element to test your theory but it still cut off in 2 min... Now what do you think?

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I would check the belt and the motor. The temp gauge has to do with the heating of the system. You can locate both of those at the back of the unit

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    Jeremy Reddick Feb 12, 2009

    No, now it sounds more like it goes into lock out which means that it is a limit switch located on the dryer vent

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    Jeremy Reddick Feb 12, 2009

    It is a silver quater sized looking piece. two screws holding itt on mounted on the hard metal pipe of the dryer vent in the back

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    Jeremy Reddick Feb 12, 2009

    Yes you cannot repair the part it needs to be replaced. like 5 dollars

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    Jeremy Reddick Feb 12, 2009

    You are welcome have a great week

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    Jeremy Reddick Feb 18, 2009

    The limit switch is located on the metal part of the dryer vent.
    Behind the back plate. It may be called the high limit switch. Or a Trip switch. Get this part It has everything that you will need. Also will come with instructions to install the parts.
    http://www.partselect.com/PartDetail.asp...


  • Jeremy Reddick
    Jeremy Reddick Feb 18, 2009

    Did you jump the wires together? If you did and it still shut off then it would seem to be a relay or a computer problem. 99.9% of the time it is that sensor that goes bad and causes everything to shut down. That is why I said start there

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