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My dryer Model # LER4634eq0 is not operating sometimes. It started out squeaking. Now, it will turn on and continue for about 15 minutes, then shut off. The squeaking has stopped, but you can hear the motor sounds like it's working really hard. It will shut off after 15 minutes, then after it cools down (my opinion) it will start up, but only for about 15 minutes.

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    Thank you for the prompt response.



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You'll need to check the rear drum roller (part #44) --

Whirlpool LER4634eq rear drum roller (part #44)

and idler pulley (part #53) --

Whirlpool LER4634eq idler pulley (part #53)

which are making squeaking noises while your dryer is running. These dryers use rollers or wheels to support the clothes drum. When these rollers are worn, they become noisy. You should replace the whole set of rollers at the same time. Also the Idler pulley needs to be checked as the pulley keeps tension on the main drive belt. When it's worn, it can be noisy. When that happens, don't lubricate it. Just replace it.

It is definetly idler pulley or the rollers however, if these things are fine then you'll need to check blower wheel (part #10). You can check this by looking at the following figure--

Whirlpool LER4634eq blower wheel (part #10)

Please do accept this solution and revert for further assistance.


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