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    Unhappy Dryer starts, runs, then stops

    Model Number: LGR6848AW0
    Brand: Whirlpool

    My dryer will run for 10-30 min then stop. Often it will then not restart untill you wait 1-2 hrs or more.

    I have taken it apart and clean it.

    When it stops it seems like the motor is trying run but can't.

    I tried running it on air fluff only and it still stopped.

    I have not tried running just the motor with no drum.

    Somewhere else it suggested the start switch might be faulty implying it was trying the run and start all the time causing the motor to over heat.

    How can I tell if the problem is the motor, the start switch or something else

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    Its definitely your motor thats worn out, even if it was the motor switch, thats $71 and the motor with the switch included is $72.

    Here is the motor for your model you can order here:
    Manufacturer's Number: 279827
    279827

    Here is a link for help changing it:
    changing a Whirlpool, Inglis, Kenmore dryer motor, how to remove the fan blower from the motor shaft on a Whirlpool, Inlgis, Kenmroe dryer, wiring a new motor

    Jake
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    Jake,

    Thanks for the advice. Just to be clear, the switch you refer to is on the motor. The switch I was referring too was the one on the top of the unit you push to start the dryer. It presumably has a start and a run and stop position and is all run by little electromagnetic switches. Somewhere I read that that switch might be sticking and causing the motor to try to start while it is running and thus cause it to overheat and stop. How would I test that?

    If it is the motor, should I replace the belt an pulley and drum rollers while I am at it. That said they all seem to be fine now.

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    Thats the only problem testing that push-to-start switch when the dryer is running, there's really no way to test it with a meter, but I don't think I've ever seen this type of push-to-start switch try to start the motor while its running.

    If it is the motor, should I replace the belt an pulley and drum rollers while I am at it. That said they all seem to be fine now.
    Yes, but since your dryer is a 1993 model, I'd be careful putting alot of money into it, as you don't know whats going to wear out next. By the time you start replacing part after part you could of already bought a new dryer. If the timer goes out next thats another $90.

    New dryers start at $279 and up.

    Jake
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