Question about Whirlpool LER5636P Electric Dryer
My dryer will start to dry clothes then it shuts off. When I wait a while it will run again after it is started then shut down again. Any ideas anyone.
Sounds like the over-temperature thermostat is the source of problem. This device prevents over heating by removing power to heating coil when normal thermostat control has failed. Perhaps your model takes it a step farther and removes all power to machine for safety. But this device is "tripping" too early unless you can find that your normal thermostat has failed. One test for this condition is to remove power to heating coil (ONLY) and retry a cycle. If your symptom disappears, then the over-temperature thermostat is faulty. If no change, there is either a faulty controller circuit or an intermittent short that is rising temperature-sensitive.
Posted on Dec 05, 2007
The problem you describe almost has to be the motor. Either it is full of lint, or it is just plain failing. Overheating from lint, or bad bearings [do not oil] will cause motor to run hot. The overheat sensor in the motor will shut down the motor until it cools. Once it cools, it will restart.
Posted on Dec 06, 2007
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