Question about Whirlpool LER4634J Electric Dryer
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?
didc, on a gas dryer, if the thermal fuse blows it will still rotate, but will not heat. Since this is a gas dryer, see if the ignitor is glowing. If it is, then you know the thermal fuse is good. If not, the thermal fuse may be blown or the ignitor itself and thus the reason for no heat. Catriver.
Posted on Jan 01, 2008
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.
Posted on Jan 22, 2009
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.
Posted on Jun 07, 2009
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.
I'm just W/D
Posted on Aug 10, 2009
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