Model #LER8857EZ2 WHIRLPOOL Residential Dryer

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Why does my Whirlpool electric dryer run for a little while then stop, and then start up after a while?


Since the dryer will stop and then restart after a while, it is likely that the motor is tripping out on the thermal overload. A friction problem with the dryer drum is a common cause for this problem. With the dryer empty, open the door and see if the drum will turn reasonably freely by hand (keep in mind that the belt is still on the motor pulley and will provide some resistance). If the drum is difficult to turn, I recommend that you unplug the dryer and open the cabinet using the procedure in the image below. (You should not have to remove the drum unless you need to check or change the support rollers). If you are able to determine and fix the cause of excessive friction in the dryer then you may be able to resolve this problem yourself.

Excessive lint around the motor could also cause the dryer motor to overheat and shut off. Check for excessive lint around the motor after opening the cabinet.

If you need parts, you can order them from the Sears PartsDirect .

If you need more help, resubmit your question with additional details.

If you do not feel confident repairing this problem yourself, then you can have it repaired at your home by a Sears technician. Here is a link for the website: Sears Home Services .

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Lyle W -
Sears Technician
March 02, 2010

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