Question about Whirlpool GGQ8831L Gas Dryer

1 Answer

Whirlpool wgd5300sq0 dryer get hot then cools down. I replaced the thermal fuse as this was the cause the last time this problem was obsereved, however this time the problem has not be resolved. If I shut the dryer off for 5 mins and start again it gets hot again, then cools in 5 minutes or so.

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 20 times.

    Scholar:

    An expert who has written 20 answers of more than 400 characters.

  • Expert
  • 60 Answers

Sounds like the thermal cut-off is kicking in. Try checking the vent to make sure its not blocked and causing it to overheat, this would cause the cool down (the other candidate is a bad fuse, but if you fixed that already I would leave that for last)

Posted on Nov 15, 2009

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
New users get to try the service completely Free afterwhich it costs $6 per call and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

My whirlpool electric dryer model#le5700xsno...got


THE THERMAL FUSE LOCATED ON THE BLOWER HOUSING

Sep 19, 2014 | Dryers

1 Answer

Electric Whirlpool dryer won't cool down during drying cycle and even gets hot during air fluff cycle. Replaced thermal fuse and is still the same.


There are two thermostats on my whirlpool model number 857554115010.
Both should be replaced at the same time.
I found a good video on
http://www.espares.co.uk/advice/tumble-dryers
I bought the parts from them and it worked.

Sep 12, 2013 | Whirlpool Dryers

1 Answer

Thermal fuse in dryer keeps blowing out


Hi Janet Douglas
Check to make sure your vent is clear, this can cause the overheat problem and blow the thermal fuse.
Also check to make sure the blower is not full of lint also as this can cause the same problem you are having happen.
Another thought:
Right after replacing a dryer element, always run the dryer on air fluff/no heat, and go outside to verify there's plenty of air coming out your vent system.
If the vent's clogged, that new element and thermal can burn out very quickly.
Please take time to rate me
Bud

Oct 14, 2012 | Whirlpool Dryers

1 Answer

Whirlpool Duet dryer runs way too hot, even during air only cycle.


sounds like restricted air flow to me . check filter and the vent for plugged pipe

Apr 18, 2012 | Whirlpool WED9400S Electric Dryer

1 Answer

Whirlpool AWZ7303 condensing tumble dryer . Drum not turning although it is heating


If your Whirlpool dryer has mysteriously stopped producing heat, a blown thermal fuse may be the cause of your problem. In Whirlpool dryers, thermal fuses are safety switches that are designed to disrupt the flow of electricity to your dryer's heating mechanisms once the dryer reaches a predetermined maximum temperature, usually somewhere around 180 degrees F. Thankfully, troubleshooting the thermal fuse in a Whirlpool dryer is easier than it sounds. Instructions:

  • Clean out the lint screen in your Whirlpool clothes dryer. Lint buildup can cause your dryer to overheat, triggering the thermal fuse to disrupt power to your dryer's heating mechanisms. Take the lint screen out of your Whirlpool dryer and wash it in warm water. Dry the screen thoroughly before replacing it.
  • Look behind the dryer to check its flexible exhaust hose for kinks or obstructions. Disconnect the exhaust hose from the back of your dryer and clean out any lint that has built up.
  • Go outside and check your Whirlpool dryer's exhaust vent for obstructions. Lint buildup, bird nests or other obstructions in the outside exhaust vent can trigger your dryer's thermal fuse.
  • Disconnect your dryer from its power source before attempting to access its thermal fuse.
  • Access the thermal fuse in your Whirlpool dryer by removing the back panel. Remove the screws that hold the back panel in place and it should easily come free.
  • Look between the dryer's blower housing and exhaust to locate its thermal fuse. The thermal fuse in a Whirlpool dryer looks like a white plastic strip that has two wires connected to it.
  • Bypass the thermal fuse in your Whirlpool dryer while you perform a quick diagnostic test. Use electrical tape to tape together the two wires connected to the thermal fuse. Reassemble your dryer and plug it back in. Set the dryer to a timed heated drying cycle and press "Start." If the dryer produces heat with its thermal fuse bypassed, it means the thermal fuse needs to be replaced.
  • Replace a blown thermal fuse in your Whirlpool dryer. Disconnect the power and remove the back panel. Remove the electrical tape that you used to perform the diagnostic test and disconnect the wires from the thermal fuse. Remove the screws that secure the thermal fuse to the dryer and discard the blown fuse. Attach the replacement thermal fuse by replacing and tightening the screws. Attach the wires to the new thermal fuse.
  • Apr 20, 2011 | Whirlpool AWZ7303 Electric Dryer

    1 Answer

    WHIRLPOOL DRYER MODEL LE7680XSWZ- NO HEAT


    Be sure you have 220 volts to the machine.
    Check thermal fuse
    Check heating element
    Check all thermastats
    Motor may have shut down from too much heat will have to cool for some time. If it did need to find why it got too hot.

    Mar 12, 2010 | Whirlpool Dryers

    1 Answer

    My Whirlpool Dryer gets very hot, even at the air only setting, I have even ran the dryer on the cool down mode and it still get very how. Last week I had to change the heating element, since then the...


    The problem that I see is that there should be no heat when running the air only setting. If you did not miswire anything, then I suspect the control board may have failed. You really need to use a multimeter to troubleshoot the machine so that you can see where the problem lies

    Aug 03, 2009 | Whirlpool Dryers

    1 Answer

    Dryer runs but will not heat. Replaced fuse and


    your cycling thermostat needs changed too. the thermal fuse is your last safety measure that goes, which means your cycling thermostat is not shutting down the heat element once it detects the right temp hot air in the blower housing so it let the heat element glow until either the high-limit sensor shuts the heat down or the thermal fuse blows. Change the cycling thermostat and good luck

    Mar 06, 2009 | Whirlpool LER4634J Electric Dryer

    1 Answer

    Whirlpool Dryer Help


    Hi theres 2 things that can cause this #1 a dirty vent to the outside. #2 a dirty lint filer , Take the lint filter out & run hot water through it. If water wont flow through the screen, Its gummed up by Bounce sheet residue, Clean the filter . It should be ok

    Jan 21, 2009 | Whirlpool LER5636P Electric Dryer

    Not finding what you are looking for?
    Whirlpool GGQ8831L Gas Dryer Logo

    Related Topics:

    518 people viewed this question

    Ask a Question

    Usually answered in minutes!

    Top Whirlpool Dryers Experts

    Dan Webster
    Dan Webster

    Level 3 Expert

    8220 Answers

    Tim Whalen

    Level 3 Expert

    3074 Answers

    Sal DeAngelo

    Level 3 Expert

    2287 Answers

    Are you a Whirlpool Dryer Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

    Answer questions

    Manuals & User Guides

    Loading...