Dryer Heats for a short time, then shuts off...timer does not move.

I have a Whirlpool LGR5636EQ3 Gas Dryer.

Dryer starts and heats up for a short period of time then the heat shuts off. I notice the timer on the dryer does not move from it's current position when it runs. I've replaced the timer and checked the vents, but the problem still occurs.

What do you think the problem is? What else should I check to make it work again?


Eric (CA)

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Hi Eric,

Replacement parts in WHIRLPOOL LGR5636EQ3

The most likely thing that is causing your problem is one of the two coils on the gas valve, which can be replaced without replacing the entire valve. What will commonly happen is the coils will work until they heat up then will not work again until they cool down again. Although this is almost always the problem with an intermitting problem such as the one you describe there isn’t a very good way to test this problem. I suggest replacing the coils and if the problem doesn’t go away let me know and we will go from there.

Also on automatic cycle the timer will not turn unless the dryer is heating.

Thank you,

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I had the same probelm
by: Anonymous

Hi I replaced the coils and its still doing the same thing. It heats up and works then after about 10mins it shuts off. what else could be the probelm?

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