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Dryer timer will not shut off model # LER5635LQ1


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#1 flukekiller

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Posted 03 September 2011 - 11:19 AM

i have a whirlpool electric dryer and the timer dial constantly runs after i dry a load of laundry.
it stops tumbling when it is supposed to but the timer continues to run. so far i have checked
the door switch and cleaned out all the duct work inside and out. Also i have cleaned out the
lint trap. i have done some research online and i think that it could be on of these 2 things that
i need to check: the timer switch or the cycling thermostat. any info and help would be greatly
appreciated . also how would i go about testing these pieces to tell if they are working. I have a meter.

Thanks

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Posted 03 September 2011 - 11:28 AM

One of the Contacts of the Centrifugal Switch on the Drum Motor may be "sticking".
During a normal Heated Dry Cycle, open the Dryer Door,
Does the Heater stay ON ?
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Posted 03 September 2011 - 11:43 AM

yes,, if i open the door the drum stops moving but the heating element stays on

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Posted 03 September 2011 - 12:43 PM

One of the Contacts of the Centrifugal Switch on the Drum Motor is "sticking".
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Posted 03 September 2011 - 01:38 PM

Time for a new motor ==> Drive Motor

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Posted 03 September 2011 - 10:27 PM

why would i need the drive motor if the clothes are drying fine
in the time they are supposed to? it seems they the timer just over
shoots the off position and keeps going onto the next cycle?

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Posted 03 September 2011 - 10:31 PM

yes,, if i open the door the drum stops moving but the heating element stays on



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Posted 04 September 2011 - 12:17 AM

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Posted 04 September 2011 - 08:13 AM

oh i know the dangers,,, i have actually seen a gas dryer catch on fire from lint build up...

as for right now i want to fix this asap but i do unplug the unit so that does not happen

would you be able to help me find the whirlpool part # for the centrifugal switch for my model?
model # LER5635LQ1 i cannot seem to find it

thanks

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Posted 04 September 2011 - 08:25 AM

... but i do unplug the unit so that does not happen

... if you're home to do so .

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... help me find the whirlpool part # for the centrifugal switch for my model?

Time for a new motor ==> Drive Motor

OR possibly blow the lint out of the Switch

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Posted 04 September 2011 - 08:46 AM

you have a shorted out heating element ohm each side to a ground or pull element out it is contacting metal somewhere

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Posted 04 September 2011 - 08:47 AM

thanks.. i am taking it apart now to give it a good cleaning

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Posted 04 September 2011 - 12:15 PM

you have a shorted out heating element

... yes, that is possible ..
Could also be verified by measuring the voltage across the brown wires of the Timer Motor while the Door is open.
Your Timer Motor is normally 220v AC, but if it measures 120v AC when the Door is open,
then the Heating Element is partially shorted to chassis (ground)
This test can also be done during a no-heat / Air Fluff Cycle (with the Door open)
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