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Whirlpool... | Answered on Apr 30, 2010

The rough handling of the move probably cracked the ignitor... they are very fragile and espec. so after being used for awhile...

Check out this tip that I wrote about this problem...



Whirlpool... | Answered on Apr 29, 2010

check vent,power and t stats

Whirlpool... | Answered on Apr 24, 2010

If the motor is running you need to determine if the glow ignitor is coming on.

On the front of the dryer in the lower left corner is a small plastic square, pry this square piece off.

Start the dryer in a heat cycle and watch through the window.

- If the ignitor glows for a while then shuts off and no flame appears the problem is the gas valve coils.

- If the ignitor glows and does not stop glowing the problem is the radiant sensor

- If the ignitor does not glow and you hear a 'clunk' every few minutes from the area close to the small window you are looking into then the ignitor is bad.

- If there is no glow and no clunk the problem is most likely the thermal fuse or thermal cut off.

- the thermal cut off trips if you have a venting problem and there is inadequate air flow

Sorry this is so lengthy, but there is a lot that can cause the symptoms you described.

Let me know if you need more info....

Whirlpool... | Answered on Apr 23, 2010

clean your vent that goes out side Thats what does that the hot air dosent go outside but comes back on the temperature control and shuts the heat off. Also if you put wet close it it the lint will be built up behind the fan. You have to lay the dryer down take the back off and fron the bottom on the left side is the vent foller the hoe to the left. there is four 5/16" screw hokling that tub on thake those screws out and raise that unit enough to get you hand to the fan blades and you will find two hands full of linte matted there.
clean that out dryer need good air flow be sure to pull youi vent out the top and clean before each dry.

Whirlpool... | Answered on Apr 22, 2010

you need to clean out the dryer.unplug the dryer,remove the vent line,if it's a long run from the back of dryer to theoutside vent i use a leaf blower to clean out the line,make sure the outside vent isn't blocked with anything before you blow out the line.next you have to clean out the duct that the lint filter slides into and vac out the inside of dryer where the motor is. do this once a year so you don't have a fire and your clothes will dry on time and less parts will fail on you.let me know how you make out.

Whirlpool... | Answered on Apr 19, 2010

replace white fuse attached to blower housing in back

Whirlpool... | Answered on Apr 16, 2010

This could be a couple of things.
First I am assuming that this is a gas dryer.
The most likely is the coils on the gas valve are failing your description of problem is a classic coil failure. However not very likely but this could be the gas valve or the flame sensor.
If I can help you further please let me know. For any further help I will also need an exact model #.

Whirlpool... | Answered on Apr 15, 2010

start by checking for 240volts at the plug,if you have power then check the heating element and check for continuity on the heating element,then if good,check the hi-limit and cycling switches if one or both are present on the element case,then on the dryer vent near the exhaust check the thermal fuse as if any of these switches opens up or the thermal fuse opens you wont get any power to the element to make it heat,you can bypass all switches and thermal fuse to test,if it operates just replace that component,but do not leave bypassed as these are all for fire safety

Whirlpool... | Answered on Apr 07, 2010

The most common problem with gas dryers is the ignitor going bad...

Check out this tip that I wrote about that...



Whirlpool... | Answered on Apr 05, 2010

The problem is your dryer coils are failing. They tend to fail as they heat up. The parts are inexpensive and easy to test and replace.There is a video at www.appliancehelponline.com/servicemanual.html this will walk you thru the troubleshooting of these components. It may be a different model but the troubleshooting will be the same.You can also enter your model # for diagrams and illustrations. Not all models are available. If you need help disassembling your machine there are videos of this also for most styles.

Whirlpool... | Answered on Mar 31, 2010

Try vacuuming out the exhaust vent hose and as much of the interior air passages as possible. Soak the lint screen in hot water and detergent to remove fabric softener deposits from the screen. Vacuum the burner intake and exhaust vents as well. Hope this helps!

Whirlpool... | Answered on Mar 24, 2010

tumble dryer / spin dryer seems to be making the right sort of noises, but the drum is not turning, unplug it, take the rear cover off and check to see if the drive belt is still intact and on the pulleys. If the belt has broken or stretched

Whirlpool... | Answered on Mar 09, 2010

from the back. you will be able to access all the working parts, or non working parts for that matter from there.

Whirlpool... | Answered on Mar 03, 2010

check the ignition spark ignitor

Whirlpool... | Answered on Feb 28, 2010

long dry times are a venting problem. if no heat at all it could be your ignitor, a thermal fuse, or the secondary gas coils, all are replaceable and reasanoblyy cheap between 30-90 dollars usually so its up to u it u want to repair it.. if long dry times i would unplug the venting from the rear and dry a load if it heats faster than u know ur venting is clogged and u might wanna clean ur ducting and replace that venting tube. also u can go outside while running and see or feel if air is being pushed out while its running hope this helps let me know how it goes

Whirlpool... | Answered on Feb 25, 2010

If you have a gas dryer, it does not have a heat element. Check the gas is on. The igniter, coil pack and burner are inside the dryer and may need to be checked.

Whirlpool... | Answered on Feb 17, 2010



Whirlpool... | Answered on Feb 14, 2010

A thermal fuse most likely. Check continuity. Located in the back. Should be replaced with cycling t-stat.
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Whirlpool... | Answered on Feb 06, 2010

As the clothes gently toss about inside the drum, a temperature control thermostatic disk regulates the heat. It is set for 160f for cotton and it mounts on the blower housing. As air is drawn into the drum and out the backside of the dryer the heat is regulated by this control. It sends 120 volts to the gas assembly. Right next to it is a fuse. The duct fuse is set to blow at 250f. Should that control fail to open and allow for heat to build to abnormally high temps. Note: the fuse will kill the heat source only on most dryer, the dryer will however continue to run. Lint and vent blockage can restrict the airflow and make the heat inside build to dangerous levels.The control thermostat powers up the heat for a minute then shuts down for a few minutes, then repeats this all throughout the drying process, the gas does not stay on! That would burn the clothes. If both of those items check ok and the dryer vent and lint has been cleaned, I next take a look at the gas assembly. I check the flame sensor first. If the flame sensor is open the ignitor will not glow. If that turns out to be good I next check the ignitor itself for continuity. If it turns out to be good I replace the coils. Those coils cannot be checked because they do not act up until energized. Sometimes the coils will work, get hot and fail, cool down and work again. I have some repair photos: HERE

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Whirlpool... | Answered on Feb 06, 2010

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