Question about Whirlpool LER5636P Electric Dryer
Tried to run the dryer and didn't run. The element heated up but no motor sounds. Belt is fine. I opened up the back and the element is heating up even when the door is open. Checked door switch and power switch are fine. If I turn the dial the element starts and heats and will go off when dial gets to off (even with the door open).
You may have a broken centrifugal switch in the motor because this switch activates the motor and the heater as well. supposed to be if the motor does not run , the heater should not heat in order not to create fire but you said that even the motor is not running, the heater is still heating, then there could be a problem with the motor centrifugal switch that is connected to this interlock switch that should trigger the heater.
Posted on Feb 06, 2008
This sounds like something may be mis-wired...or there may be a defective switch contact in the timer or one of the other controls. If the heater element comes on with the blower motor not running, it should quickly overheat and trip one of the thermal shutoff switches.
Posted on Feb 01, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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