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Whirlpool wgd9450www1 shuts down during cycle. Will restart after a few minutes and then runs fine

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Posted on Oct 14, 2013

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Hello there and welcome to fixya
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

Posted on Oct 13, 2013

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  • Paul Hammerschmidt
    Paul Hammerschmidt Oct 13, 2013

    This is a gas dryer. Running on propane.....Paul

  • Michael Thomas
    Michael Thomas Oct 13, 2013

    great thanks for the info i will post you some troubleshooting information for you it will come in several different posts so you will be able to refer back to them ok?

  • Michael Thomas
    Michael Thomas Oct 13, 2013

    Appliances have a thermal overload to protect the appliance and you. It may be protecting the motor. Is your laundry room on an exterior wall so the vent goes straight outdoors or is your dryer venting from further inside the building? Is the flexible hose behind the dryer vinyl and serpentined behind the dryer? Did you run the dryer and go outside and feel the air flow? I would disconnect the vent hose, put your laundry in and let it run for 5-10 minutes with the vent hose off. If the appliance is blowing lots of hot air and shuts off, have the motor checked. If the appliance runs ok and doesn't shut down, the problem is the exhaust venting. If the vent distance is far, it may be filled with lint(combustible material) whichcan caust the thermal overload to trip then after it is restarted it works normally because it has been restarted and basicly bypasssed

  • Michael Thomas
    Michael Thomas Oct 13, 2013

    let me know if you have got this cleared out ok?

  • Paul Hammerschmidt
    Paul Hammerschmidt Oct 13, 2013

    I've already checked the vent and it is clear and blowing fine. Dryer shuts down less than five minutes into the cycle. After letting it sit for a few minutes it starts and runs through the complete cycle.....Paul

  • Michael Thomas
    Michael Thomas Oct 14, 2013

    Hello there and thanks again for the reply do know how to test parts with a meter if so great you will need to remove the back of the dryer and test the following parts for continuity

  • Michael Thomas
    Michael Thomas Oct 14, 2013

    Thermal fuse. If the dryer overheats, this device stops the flow of electricity to the heat source and/or the entire dryer. It is located on the blower housing and cannot be reset. The most common cause for overheating is a vent tube clogged with lint, a birds nest or other debris.

  • Michael Thomas
    Michael Thomas Oct 14, 2013

    also you will want to test the following but you'd need to ohm it for continuity with an ohm meter to be sure. Here's the start switch for your model: Manufacturer part number WE4M519 is RepairClinic item number 1811221 If thats fine, then ohm your safety thermostat, that would also cause the dryer not to come on if its bad. safety thermostat for your model: High Limit Thermostat . Make sure your dryer is unplugged before ohm testing both parts.

  • Michael Thomas
    Michael Thomas Oct 14, 2013

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pla...

  • Michael Thomas
    Michael Thomas Oct 14, 2013

    Checking various dryer components for continuity allows you to identify a failed component. For example, you can test your dryer heating element, thermal fuse, flame sensor, thermostats, door switches, and other dryer parts. The following article on our forum will explain in detail how to run a continuity test using either an analog meter or a digital meter - How To Check Continuity With Ohmmeter Read more:http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/drye...http://forum.appliancepartspros.com

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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.

Good luck

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thermo sensor inside is bad (are you sure ALL vents and pipes are clear?)

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SOURCE: Whirlpool LER4634EQO Runs for about 2 minuts and shuts off.

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.

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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.

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