Model #LER4634PQ0 Whirlpool residential dryer

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Question and Answers

Q:

What would cause my Whirlpool dryer to stop drying and timer to not advance?

A:

The dryer will not heat nor will the timer advance if the Line 2 (L2) circuit breaker has tripped. I recommend locating the two (2) circuit breakers dedicated for the dryer inside your house circuit breaker box and flip both circuit breakers OFF and back ON 2-3 times and then check the dryer for heat. If it continues to run and not heat, the voltage supply should be verified at the dryer. I added the wiring diagram in the image below. The heating element must have 220-240 volts to produce heat and the timer motor must also have 220-240 volts in order to advance. NOTE: I do not recommend checking voltages unless you have experience and you feel safe and confident in doing so, otherwise I recommend calling a service technician.

I recommend calling a service technician to diagnose and repair your dryer.

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Joey S -
Sears Technician
July 27, 2009
Q:

Why won't my electric dryer heat up?

A:

The dryer requires 220vac in order to run and produce heat. If one (1) of the two (2) dedicated dryer breakers trips in your house breaker box, the dryer can still run however it will not produce any heat. So, with this said I recommend locating the two (2) breakers dedicated for the dryer and reset them both by flipping them OFF and back ON 2-3 times and then recheck the dryer operation for heat.

Here is a list of other failures that can prevent the dryer from heating:

  • Timer
  • Open thermal cutoff
  • Open operating thermostat
  • Open high limit thermostat
  • Open heating element
  • Motor centrifugal switch

I recommend calling a service technician to diagnose and repair your dryer.

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Joey S -
Sears Technician
November 14, 2008
Q:

My dryer is not drying.

A:

Hi Kris,

Thank you for submitting a question to Manage My Life.

Most likely you have a vent restriction. The first thing I recommend is that you determine the temperatures that the dryer is cycling. Pull the dryer forward and disconnect the flexible vent hose that connects to the back of the dryer. Position the dryer so that you can measure the temperature coming out of the back of the dryer. Ventilate the laundry room as much as possible for this test. Fill the dryer with a medium load of wet laundry. Start the dryer on a heated cycle. Measure the temperature of the air coming out of the middle of the vent on the back of the dryer using an accurate thermometer. The dryer should heat up to about 150 degrees and then cycle between 140 degrees and 150 degrees. If the dryer is heating properly during this test, then you most likely have an restriction in the exhaust vent duct system of the dryer. If the dryer is not heating at all, I recommend that you check house circuit breakers or fuses for the dryer. The dryer will run if only 120 volts is supplied to it. If the second leg of 120 volt power is not supplied to the dryer, it will not heat. If you find no problems with the house circuit breakers or fuses, then I recommend that you carefully check the dryer outlet voltage using a volt/ohm meter. The first image below will help you check this outlet voltage. NOTE: You should only check this live outlet voltage if you are completely confident in your technical ability to safely measure it. If the outlet voltage is okay, then you could have a failed component in the heating circuit or a wiring failure. The second image shows the wiring diagram for this dryer. The L1 leg is traced in red and the L2 leg is traced in green. Your details indicate that you know how to check continuity. You should be reading the zero ohms of resistance through a component when checking continuity with the volt/ohm meter. I recommend that you check the components and wiring in the heating circuit. The diagram in the third image shows most of the components which you can access by removing the back panel of the dryer. Always unplug or de-energize electrical equipment before removing covers or attempting service. Be careful and wear appropriate hand protection when working around sharp metal parts. If the dryer heats but does not cycle at the proper temperature, then you likely have a problem with the operating thermostat or the high limit thermostat. You may need to heat these thermostats up manually to see when the "open" (measure Ol -- open load or infinite resistance).

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 .

Here is a link that you may use to view the parts list diagram and for parts purchases; Sears Parts Direct .

I hope this is helpful. Check the things I have covered here, and if I may be of further assistance, include more details in a reply to this post.

Landell

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Landell -
Sears Technician
November 20, 2011