Question about Whirlpool Duet Sport 6.7 Cu. Ft. Gas Dryer
The door to my Whirlpool Duet Gas dryer won't fully close. It doesn't "click" when you close the door therefore the button for the interior light is not fully depressed and the light stays on. The dryer thinks the door is unlatched and therefore will not operate at all. Nothing seems to be physically blocking the door as it basically closes almost all the way, it just won't latch. Thanks!
It appears that someone bent the door or the hinge. that is my first guess.
Posted on Oct 25, 2008
I had a similar problem with my dryer. It turned out the door open switch was jammed. I couldn't hear it click when I depressed it with my finger. Oddly enough, I gave the door a good slam and it unjammed the switch. Now it is working fine. I dare not slam it again though because it may jam again. Good Luck.
Posted on Nov 09, 2008
There is typically a small plastic piece that catches the door and keeps it latched. The door has the male side and the frame of the dryer has the female side.
Either the male part on the door has broken off (or bent) or the the female part on the frame has broken. Replace this part and you'll be back in business. It is typically called a door latch and it comes with both the male and female parts.
Here is a picture of a typical one.
Posted on Sep 23, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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A Whirlpool Duet dryer has a latch on the interior frame of the door. It essentially locks the door closed when the dryer is operating to keep you from opening the door and becoming injured by the tumbling drum. The dryer can only run when the latch is secured. If the latch breaks, a dryer might start but shut off prematurely. Open the door and press the latch down with your finger. It should make a ticking sound when you release it. Replace it if it doesn't.
A dryer's power cord delivers electricity from the electrical outlet to the machine. If the power cord isn't firmly plugged into the outlet, it can interfere with the electricity transfer. While your Whirlpool Duet dryer might start, it probably will shut off soon afterward if the cord is wobbly. Also, if cords wires are visible through the rubber encasing, the cord might be defective. Though the dryer turns on, a faulty power cord might not be able to sustain the dryer's long-term operation.
The Whirlpool Duet dryer's control panel operates with the support of multiple wires that link to various dryer components. After you choose a drying setting and turn on your dryer, the control panel begins running elements of the dryer. If one of the wires fails, it can disrupt the performance of your dryer. Contact a dryer repair specialist if you suspect that the control panel might have short circuited. If your dryer is still under warranty, rather than replace the corrupt wire, he might recommend replacing the entire panel.
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