Question about Whirlpool Dryers
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Posted on Oct 14, 2013
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This is a fairly common problem with these dryers,
They have what is called a thermal overload fuse that is wired into them Many times as the machine gets running this overload will trip unexpectedly and turn off the machine then after it sits for a few min it may run just fine This is normally the case.
Whirlpool has been looking into this issue for quite some time now I have directly worked with them also on this issue .
This is a gas dryer right if so let me know and i will post you a small list of things to check and how to check them and repace them if necessary ok
Just please get back with me so i can continue to help
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Whirlpool dryer
If your dryer stops during its cycle, wait ten minutes and start dryer again. If dryer starts, then the motor was overheating.
Solution, Check for lint blockage around the motor and for possible overloading. If dryer repeatedly stops during its cycle, especially during consecutive loads, replace motor.
Posted on Aug 11, 2008
It is possible your Cycling Themostat is not working properly. It determines at what temperature to turn heat on and off to maintain a consistent dryer temp. The High Limit Thermostat would turn off the heat but your dryer would still run. That leaves the Thermal Cut Off which is turning off your dryer. It might be faulty and turning off at too low a temp, or it might be doing it's job. In that case something else is wrong. If you can check the exhaust air temperature at the dryer, it should be under 175 degrees. If you are absolutely sure the vent is clear, then replace the Dryer Cycling Thermostat.
Posted on Aug 25, 2009
The motor has its own thermostat. Check if motor is not covered with lint or that the air intake vent is not blocked or if the capacitor is not faulty. If all indicating good, replace the motor.
Posted on Jun 05, 2010
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