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My dryer does not go into the cool down cycle. It continues to dry at the hot temp throughout the cycle setting. If I don't catch it in time, the thermal fuse blows. Also, it shuts off, but the timer continues to advance through the next cycle on the dial. It is my understanding that the timer controls the cool down, is that correct? Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

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  • zinnel Jul 18, 2009

    It is an electric whirlpool dryer. Model # LER6634DQ0. Let me add just a bit about how this came up. The dryer had accidently gotten started with nothing in it. My husband was positive the issue was the timer which he replaced. I stared researching on the internet and had him check the thermal fuse, which we had to replace. After replacing the thermal fuse, the dryer worked, but doesn't cool down. I will have him check out your recommendations. Thank you very much.

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Hi, I need to ask a couple of questions to try and narrow this down. Is this dryer electric or gas? Can you get me the make/model # so I can see the exact dryer you have please?
It is possible the operating thermostat is not sensoring properly. Another option is, (if this is electric heat) that the element has broke and shorting out against the casing.
Please let me know.

Thanks
Vic

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    Victor Jul 18, 2009

    Thank you. Have your husband check the wires to the timer to be sure nothing was crossed. He can remove the heating element and see if it has broken.

    Make sure all the 4" venting to the outside is clean. While he has the back off, remove the 2 screws under the lint screen and the 4 screws holding the lint screen duct to the blower in the back and see if there is any lint plugging the lint screen duct.

    These are all options to consider and narrowing this down.

    Please let me know.



    Thanks

    Vic

  • Victor
    Victor Jul 18, 2009

    Hi, I am curious if any of my suggestions helped you at all or if there anything more I can assist you with?

    Please let me know.

    Thanks

    Vic

  • Victor
    Victor Jul 21, 2009

    Hi. Was anything I mentioned helpful? Please let me know if there is anything else I can help you with.



    Thanks

    VIc

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