Question about Dryers
I have a whirlpool dryer model gec9858hq0.
It dries the clothes for a little while and then cuts off. Doesn't appear to be the heater circuit relay, thermostats or thermal fuses. I can't reach the motor switch to test it without removing the drum. Is there any way to test the motor switch and belt switch without removing the drum? Any other suggestions?
I assume you mean it completely shuts off. If the motor switch or belt switch were bad the dryer wouldn't start at all. the 2 thermal fuse are not resettable so they cannot correct themselves either. sounds like the motor overheating, this could be due to poor airflow.
usually caused by a poor vent system (non metallic or many elbows), or a bad motor. If motor squeals after 10 or 15 minutes (or less) it is likely bad. occasionally an old lint filter becomes clogged if you use dryer sheets, pour water on it and see if it holds in the filter. if so it should be replaced. you could scrub it in hot soapy water as a temporary fix or test.
Posted on Jun 09, 2008
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