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I have a whirlpool electric dryer, model number WED5000DW1,

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I have a whirlpool electric dryer, model number WED5000DW1, that is making me crazy. I've only had it for about a year and a half and the warranty is expired. Around the first of the year, it started doing this weird thing where it would start and run for a fee minutes, then stop. It will start up immediately after pushing the start button, but again shut off after a few minutes. It heats fine and I've checked the ventilation hose and it's fine. I tried running it on no heat and it still does the same thing. I've taken the vent hose off to see if that helped and it still did the same thing.
Eventually I called someone to repair it after a few months, and he said it worked fine after turning off of the no heat setting. It worked fine for a while after that, but now it is doing the same thing. What could it be?
Thank you,
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Appliance Guru replied 10 months ago.

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Expert:  Appliance Guru replied 10 months ago.

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You either have a bad door switch or a bad timer contact typically for that issue. I have also seen where the wiring to the motor at the modular plug gets loose causing that issue. I would check that and then the door switch, then replace the timer if all else is good.

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