Question about Dryers
Just replaced the thermostat in a Whirlpool dryer because it was not getting hot during operation. The heating element was not broken so did not replace it. Now when the dryer is started, it gets hot but cuts off after a few minutes, then requires a minute or two before it can be started again (as if something's overheating?). Any help is appreciated, thanks.
Locate the circuit breaker for the dryer. Run the dryer for awhile and with the back of your finger pressed against each of the two switches (it will be a double breaker), see if the breaker is getting warm or wait until the dryer quits then check the breaker for any noticeable increase in temperature. With properly rated breakers, they should not get warm. If getting warm, it is a sign the breaker is bad and should be replaced.
Posted on Jun 02, 2008
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
Here's a link to this great service
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Aug 09, 2014 | Whirlpool Dryers
Dec 01, 2013 | Kenmore Elite HE4 Electric Dryer
Apr 18, 2012 | Whirlpool WED9400S Electric Dryer
Sep 25, 2011 | Dryers
Apr 15, 2010 | Whirlpool Dryers
Apr 07, 2010 | Whirlpool Dryers
Sep 19, 2009 | Whirlpool Dryers
Jul 01, 2009 | Whirlpool GEW9200L Electric Dryer
May 15, 2009 | Whirlpool GGQ8831L Gas Dryer
597 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!