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Whirlpool LER4634PQ0 Shuts off after 5 minutes

Ny whirlool dryer LER4634PQ0 runs for about 5 minutes then shuts off. I cleaned the vents and the lint section. Problem still persists. Any suggestions?

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  • jenafs May 11, 2010

    timed try

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    steve May 11, 2010

    Are you using timed dry or auto dry?



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it sounds like your heating element is gone bad. there is no heat if they burn out or get corroded

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I doubt it is your motor that is causing the problem. It's always nice when someone says that it is the most expensive part to fix and that is the only solution. It's an electric dryer and there are tons of things that could be causing the issue for you. It sounds like the problem is probably the thermostat. What this does is shuts off the dryer if the heat is getting to high in the dryer. It is a safety feature to prevent it from catching on fire. It is a easy and cheap fix. The thermostat is located usually somewhere near the heating element housing and only costs around 20 dollars at any appliance repair shop. There is a wire diagram located behind the backing of your control panel. Just remove the few screws and take off the housing. It will help you locate the thermostat. If the motor was the problem your dryer wouldn't shut off the way it is. The thermostat is just shutting it down for safety and that is why you need to keep unplugging it to reset it. Change it out and it should work just fine for you. If you have any other questions let me know and good luck to you.

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there has got to be some restriction in the vent system. Take the vent pipe completely off and look in the tube coming directly out of the dryer. Also make sure the drum is turning good speed.

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SOURCE: My whirlpool duet electric dryer lets so much lint

Hi, You are correct in assuming that this can be dangerous.
It is not uncommon for some lint to "escape". The best ways to protect yourselves is to:
1. Install a metal duct hose from the dryer to the wall, if you have a plastic one. Metal resists better against fire. I would not have a plastic duct. Period.
2. Buy a dryer brush set (Lowe's/similar, ~$15) and use the brushes regularly. There are two in the set; one is a skinny brush and the other about the size of the diameter of the exhaust duct.

  • When you notice any build-up, use the brushes as best you can to keep it moving, and let it blow outside.
  • The larger diameter brush is good for cleaning your new, shiney, metal duct as well as the exhaust cavity of the dryer. (Always unplug the dryer before inserting the brush). The brushes can be used safely in the lint trap area, just don't insert tham any further than you can see them, unless you unplug your dryer. Set a schedule for cleaning your duct, and do it. I clean behind the dryer about every six months or so. More often if I'm missing socks! Clean your exhaust louvers regularly, too. They can stick and restrict flow.
  • Make sure that you eliminate as many kinks, bends and humps as possible in the vent duct from the dryer to the wall outlet. Every turn and bend just traps more debris. Sweep or vacuum behind the dryer regularly. Don't allow lint to build up.
  • The main aim of using the brushes is to get as much out as you can, and stir the remainder up so that it can pass on through to the outside harmlessly.
Best regards. I didn't mean to sound like Fire Marshall Bill.
I'm just W/D

Posted on Aug 10, 2009

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