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Dryer stopping in middle of cycle but timer continues to run.

My Whirlpool dryer (Model LER3624JQ0) starts drying but then stops as if the door was open and then closed. The timer continues to run and if I press the start it will start again but then about ten minutes later it will stop by itself again. Each time I press the start button and it will start back up again. The tumbler seems to turn without a problem, the belt does not squeal, and the heat element does work.

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  • ccjj Mar 10, 2008

    i have the very same dryer and very same problem and was about to purchase an element, wire and thermostat. does replacing the switch fix the problem instead?

  • donny58 Aug 29, 2008

    The dryer was making loud noises so we replaced the belt and drum rollers and now it runs smooth but only runs for a few minutes then stops. So do you think the new belt might be too tight or do you think it's the timer? or motor?

  • Anonymous Nov 17, 2008

    my whirlpool model ler5620kq1 starts and then stops every few minutes, the dryer will heat up but then dryer quits. i have tried the timer on different

    dryer settings with the same results. please help

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2014

    dryer starts off with 35 minutes on normal cycle. it will run 35 minutes and still have 30 minutes or more on timer

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2014

    when I turn the dryer on, everything works right until I push start cycle. when I push start cycle the sensor for detecting dampness lights up, the timer starts counting down but the dryer itself will not start running

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    my dryer door keeps opening up its self every Five minutes and then wont turn back on for an other Five minutes. Why is this?



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OK " It's your timer, it has to be replaced

it's not going threw all it cycles, will start but will not finish

not a big job, unscrew plate on back at the top you will see
timer , take it out and replace it

( can not stress enough that you have to unplug the electrical cord from the wall socket before working on a dryer or any appliance )

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