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Whirlpool Dryer will not stay on


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#1 cathyfc

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Posted 18 July 2005 - 07:19 AM

I have a whirlpool dryer that is about 6-7 years old and is turning off after a few minutes of running. The clothes are warm, so the heat is coming on. After it turns off it will not come back on until the dryer has had time to cool down and sometimes the dryer will have a hard time starting at all, sounding like the drum is stuck.
I have checked the thermal fuse and the thermastats.
Thanks in advanced for any help you can give me on what to check next.
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Posted 18 July 2005 - 08:42 AM

If nothing has the drum jammed sounds like the motor is going bad, overheating and cutting out on the overload, then running again when it cools down.  Do not hold the start switch when it does not want to start and is trying as this could make the motor catch on fire.
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Posted 18 July 2005 - 09:15 AM

I thought that might be the answer, How hard is it to replace the motor?

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Posted 18 July 2005 - 09:35 AM

Not too bad, this link shows you how to take the dryer apart, use the instructions for the lint finter on the top.
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Posted 18 July 2005 - 10:33 AM

In the picture that the article points to it says something about not being able to get the blower wheel off sometimes and having to cut it off. is this the Pully on the motor shaft?

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Posted 18 July 2005 - 10:57 AM

No, it's the blower on the other end, hidden in the blower chute.  Usually, it comes off using this technique:

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If not, then you'l have to remove it destructively and install a new blower. 


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Posted 18 July 2005 - 11:26 AM

This is referring to the plastic blower wheel in the vent housing, behind the wall in this photo, not the metal belt pulley on the front of the motor. ;)
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Posted 19 July 2005 - 04:15 AM

I see that now. Now the problem is getting the blower off the motor!!!




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