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Whirlpool dryer LER5636JQ0 won't heat. it stopped heating at first, now it won't spin either.

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Check your fuses,one runs the dryer and the other heats

Posted on Jun 20, 2009

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Hello there and welcome to Fixya :
This is a fairly common problem with these whirpool dryers.
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I have a Whirlpool LER5636JQ0 dryer it will run for a while heating fine and will all of a sudden shut off and stop running once it cools off it will start again


disconnect vent and run dryer as it sounds like you have a restriction in your vent tube. Hope this helped Tim

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Dryer will spin but won't heat up


Hi


Things that could stop a electric dryer from heating:
  • house fuse or breaker ( needs two of them )
  • heating element, burnt wire
  • thermostat(s), thermal fuse ( not all models ),
  • motor heat switch, timer, selector switch,
  • burnt power cord/plug.
You can check these things using an ohmmeter/multimeter from here.


Things that could stop a gas dryer from heating:

  • glow bar igniter,
  • thermal fuse ( not all models ),
  • coils on the gas valve, gas valve, thermostats,
  • motor heat switch, timer, selector switch, sensor.

A page for checking gas dryers is here.


Please do rate this solution as FixYa and revert for further assistance.

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Rylee

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As long as the timer is on your heating element will be on.Sounds like you've have lost both.

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