20 Most Recent Whirlpool LER4634J Electric Dryer Questions & Answers

Remove the back panel.
Check the thermal cutoff it is on the top heating element cover. You can check it with an ohm meter. If it is bad replace it 309 degrees and the hi-limit thermostat (250 degrees) you can get a kit that has both in it. If the hi limit is bad it will blow the cutoff. If it starts after replacing them check all thermostats & remove the blower cover and clean any lint or junk from around the fan. Check the fan it may be broken or stripped Clean any lint you see anywhere lint or junk will not let the heat get out the vent.You may find pencils nails or anything keeping the blower from turning.Be absolutley sure the vent is clean all the way out of the house. Hope this will help you good luck.

Whirlpool... | Answered on Aug 15, 2018

dryer_heating-element.jpg Heating Element

It is possible that your dryer isn't heating because its heating element is defective. Heating elements are irrepairable. If yours has ceased to function properly, you will have to replace it. Open your dryer's cabinet and locate the heating element so that you can test it.
dryer_thermal-fuse.jpg Thermal Fuse

Another possible cause for a dryer not heating up could be attributed to a faulty thermal fuse. Once a dryer's thermal fuse has blown, it is no longer of any use. If your dryer's fuse is blown, you will have to replace it. Open up your dryer's cabinet and locate its thermal fuse so that you can test it.
dryer_thermostat.jpg Thermostat

If any of your dryer's thermostats have become defective, they could be the reason that your dryer is not heating. Open up your dryer's cabinet and test each of your dryer's thermostats. If any are faulty, replace them.
dryer_timer.jpg Timer motor

A defective timer motor could also cause your dryer to not heat up. Test your dryer's timer motor. If it is no longer functioning as it should, replace either the entire motor assembly, or just its motor.

Whirlpool... | Answered on Nov 22, 2017

if you have the back off you have to remove the air duct to get at the blower wheel,there are some screws that hold it on.go here and look at dryer bulkhead and it will show you a picture,you have to spin the blower wheel off of the motor shaft,if you look at the blower wheel it will show you what way to turn it to get it off.

Whirlpool... | Answered on Sep 15, 2017

Their is a connection that might be off and the only way to see it is to tilt it over

Whirlpool... | Answered on Sep 07, 2017

Agree with you. Make sure the lint collector is clean and ditto for the vent. If it goes up to roof have to check it there also to make sure there are no obstructions whatsoever in vent line. Unit is turning off because it is overheating. If lint collector and vent is squeaky clean and unit blows out like crazy then the temp switch is opening up prematurely and might need replacement or jumping - your call. If you want to check for part go here Search Over 2 1 Million Appliance Parts

Whirlpool... | Answered on Sep 06, 2017

Check the vent for clogging condition that will turn off unit and cause it to overheat. If vent goes up to roof check up there also - that is where mine was clogged with a sort of paper mache clog!!!!!

Whirlpool... | Answered on Sep 02, 2017


2 choices... clean the vent tube

or disconnect the vent tube and open all the doors & windows Carnac the Magnificent

Whirlpool... | Answered on Mar 10, 2017

This can be due to malfunctioning of any of these 4 devices..
1)Heating element
2)Thermal fuse
4)Timer motor
For more info and troubleshooting checkout this link..

Whirlpool... | Answered on Nov 27, 2016

Could you please explain the problem in depth for me? Not sure what you mean by the control panel not working. Is it getting power? Do you have lights on inside the dryer (if it is equipped with it)?

Whirlpool... | Answered on Sep 25, 2016

Good Afternoon,
Is this dryer Electric or Gas?

Whirlpool... | Answered on Feb 29, 2016

It unscrews. With that being said most times it is on so tightly that you have to break it off. Squeak noise is most likely the rollers or the idler arm.

Whirlpool... | Answered on Feb 06, 2016

First check beaker flip it off than back on next check the door switch if tab missing or loose it should spring back when pressed next the dryer may have over heated the thermal fuse may have blown

Whirlpool... | Answered on Nov 03, 2015

Part number is 279838

Wattage is 5400 Watts

Whirlpool... | Answered on Sep 06, 2015

When start button is pushed there is a buzzing noise but dryer will not start.

Whirlpool... | Answered on Mar 01, 2015

The buzzing is probably the relay trying to start the motor. See if the motor has a capacitor, have it checked. If the motor is all clogged with lint, the start/run switch can get blocked. Clean out all that lint with a vacuum cleaner.
Check the tub bearing, and make sure the drum spins freely.

Whirlpool... | Answered on Mar 01, 2015

it is either the door switch or start switch, this website will show you how to test both, Good Luck Tim:


Whirlpool... | Answered on Mar 01, 2015

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