20 Most Recent Whirlpool LER4634J Electric Dryer Questions & Answers


Whirlpool gas dryer stops in mid cycle and then starts up again

make sure of mode# make inside door and I will help you. also how old is your drier?
4/15/2023 9:50:39 PM • Whirlpool... • Answered on Apr 15, 2023

Whirlpool Dryer Does not Heat

The following link explains how to troubleshoot an electric dryer with a no heat problem:


First, begin by unplugging the dryer and verifying the voltage at the wall receptacle. You should read 220-240VAC across the two Hot terminals (left and right slots). If the voltage is incorrect, check to make sure you don't have a breaker tripped. Some homes use 2 separate 120VAC breakers to provide power to the receptacle vice using one 240VAC breaker.

If the voltage IS correct, leave the dryer unplugged and remove the cover plate on the terminal block in the back of the dryer (this is where the power cord is installed). Plug the dryer back in and take a voltage reading across the two hot (RED and BLACK) wires at the terminal block. You should read 220-240VAC. If the voltage is good, you have an internal heating problem. If the voltage is bad at the terminal block, but good at the receptacle, you have a bad power cord.

The reason a dryer will still run if the input voltage is incorrect, is because the drive motor only uses a portion of the 220 service. The motor runs off 110-120VAC, while the heating circuits require 220-240VAC. So, if you are missing 1/2 your input voltage due to a tripped breaker or bad power cord, your dryer will exhibit these symptoms.

If you determine the problem to be internal, the heating circuits will either be located in the rear of the washer on the right hand, or under the dryer drum on the right hand side. Usually, an easy way to determine is by the location of the lint screen filter. If the filter is on top of the dryer, the heating circuits are in the back of the dryer. If the lint screen is in the door, the heating circuits are located under the dryer drum.

All dryers are not constructed the same. Regardles of location, the Heating Element is located inside the heater box. The Thermal Cut-Out (TCO) will be located on the outside of the heater box on the end opposite the heating element terminals. The Hi-Limit Thermostat will be located adjacent to the heating element terminals. If either the TCO or Hi-Limit Thermostat are determined to be bad, replace both components at the same time. That is why these components are commonly sold as a set. Failure to do so may result in premature failure of any parts you replace. All these parts can be found at appliancepartspros.com, searspartsdirect.com, pcappliancerepair.com, or repairclinic.com. The average cost of these components varies, so shop around for the best price.

NOTE: If the thermal fuse was blown, the dryer normally will not run at all. Don't become confused with the Thermal Fuse and the Thermal Cut-Out (TCO).

If you have any questions, please let me know. Please inlcude your complete model number (located on a nameplate around the door opening) when asking questions, so that I may be able to provide you with better assistance. I hope you find this information helpful.
12/5/2021 7:24:09 PM • Whirlpool... • Answered on Dec 05, 2021

The dryer is causing the breaker to trip

The vents are most likely stoped up . All the lint & anything around the fan all the way to the outside vent needs cleaned . I have found a lot of things in front of the fan nails coins & whatever that were in clothes pockets sometimes the lint or other things won't let the fan turn & the breaker or thermal fuse to blow. Hope this helps
9/24/2021 2:25:16 AM • Whirlpool... • Answered on Sep 24, 2021

Whirlpool Senseon dryer stuck on one heat cycle

I found a work around that works for me. Press and hold wich cycle you would like, while still holding the button down choose which options you want such as time or heat ect. While still holding the button down press srart.
8/8/2021 12:38:59 AM • Whirlpool... • Answered on Aug 08, 2021

LER4634JQ0 was overheating and shutting

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.
8/15/2018 3:40:02 AM • Whirlpool... • Answered on Aug 15, 2018

My dryer does not heat. Fuse, thermostats, heat

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.

11/22/2017 1:21:33 AM • Whirlpool... • Answered on Nov 22, 2017

Access to blower fan on whirlpool dryer?

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. http://www.searspartsdirect.com/model-number/11088732793/0582/0152000.html?searchType=modelSearch&q=110.887322793&searchTerm=110.887322793
9/15/2017 10:01:49 PM • Whirlpool... • Answered on Sep 15, 2017

Dryer dries clothers but the vent screen doesn't catch lint and it takes forever to dry a regular load. It just blows the lint out the vent tube.

Their is a connection that might be off and the only way to see it is to tilt it over
9/7/2017 7:52:27 PM • Whirlpool... • Answered on Sep 07, 2017

Dryer cuts off after 10 minutes

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
9/6/2017 9:34:16 PM • Whirlpool... • Answered on Sep 06, 2017

Dryer shutting off too early. Faint smell of something burning?

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!!!!!
9/2/2017 4:22:13 PM • Whirlpool... • Answered on Sep 02, 2017

My Dryer runs, and produces heat. Timer cycles, at

YEAH... 2 choices... clean the vent tube or disconnect the vent tube and open all the doors & windows Carnac the Magnificent
3/10/2017 7:10:44 AM • Whirlpool... • Answered on Mar 10, 2017

Whirlpool Dryer not heating

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..
11/27/2016 6:04:05 AM • Whirlpool... • Answered on Nov 27, 2016

Whirlpool Senseon dryer control panel won't work

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)?
9/25/2016 11:40:04 PM • Whirlpool... • Answered on Sep 25, 2016

The dryer is heating on air fluff.

Good Afternoon,
Is this dryer Electric or Gas?
2/29/2016 10:42:18 PM • Whirlpool... • Answered on Feb 29, 2016

How to remove the motor from the fan.

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.
2/6/2016 11:04:43 PM • Whirlpool... • Answered on Feb 06, 2016

Whirlpool electric dryer will not start when start knob is pushed

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
11/3/2015 12:18:45 PM • Whirlpool... • Answered on Nov 03, 2015

How many watts is my electric dryer?

9/6/2015 4:03:59 PM • Whirlpool... • Answered on Sep 06, 2015


Part number is 279838

Wattage is 5400 Watts
9/6/2015 3:58:24 PM • Whirlpool... • Answered on Sep 06, 2015

Whirlpool LER 5436 tumble drier- loud buzz

When start button is pushed there is a buzzing noise but dryer will not start.
3/1/2015 3:00:53 AM • Whirlpool... • Answered on Mar 01, 2015
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