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Overheating i have a whirlpool dryer model #LER7648KQO serial# ML3417537. the unit has been overheating causing the breaker in the electrical panel to trip. now the unit will only start in the cool down cycle but the temperature can be adjusted after starting, but still gets hot and kicks the breaker. it it ime to buy another one or can this one be repaired fairly inexpencively.

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    steve May 11, 2010

    No. It is time to open the dryer and clean lint from the motor and the exhaust vent. Clean lint from the connecting vent and the in the wall vent.
    Replace the control thermostat on the rear of the dryer near the exhaust vent.


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Sounds like you may have a plugged up vent or a bad motor. disconect vent hose from dryer and run a load of clothes if it works ok it is the vent. If the motor is shutting off and wont start untill it cools off youneed a motor. somewhere around 175.00 total cost would be a moderate estimate depending on which dryer could go to 225.00 depending on area and company that services.

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