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Where is the reset button?

Dryer just quit working. we have since cleaned the lint trap and it was very plugged up. Hopefully it caused the motor to over heat and tripped the reset switch. We are unable to find it.

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Depending on the make/model,it will be the thermal fuse,some are resettable where others are a one time fuse and need replacing

Posted on Feb 13, 2012

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SOURCE: Maytag Dryer not working properly after cleaning lint trap.

where does the noise sound like its coming from??

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SOURCE: Whirlpool Duet Dryer - Working but no heat

MAKE SURE YOUR VENT ISNT CLOGGED AND YOU HAVE 220 VOLTS AT THE DRYER IF ALL THIS CHECKS OUT GO TO ELEMENT WHICH IS BEHIND THE LOWER PANEL IN THE FRONT.REMOVE THE PANEL WITH THREE SCREWS ON THE BOTTOM AND TAP DOWN AND OUT AT THE SAME TIME. USE A VOLT OHM METER AND CHECK OHMS ACROSS THE TERMINALS OF THE HEATER IT SHOULD HAVE A OHM READING IF NOT CHANGE HEATER AND OPERATING THERMOSTAT GOOD LUCK

Posted on Dec 16, 2007

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SOURCE: Whirlpool Gold Ultimate Care II: No heat

didc, on a gas dryer, if the thermal fuse blows it will still rotate, but will not heat. Since this is a gas dryer, see if the ignitor is glowing. If it is, then you know the thermal fuse is good. If not, the thermal fuse may be blown or the ignitor itself and thus the reason for no heat. Catriver.7152136.jpg

Posted on Jan 01, 2008

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SOURCE: lint fell back into lint trap. how can i get it out? already looked in back.

An appliance store can sell you a brush that is attached to a long wire. It is made specifically for removing lint from dryers. I have seen them at walmart and other places but for sure at an appliance store. Good luck.

Posted on Apr 20, 2009

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SOURCE: Lint is not going into pull out lint trap. The lint screen is torn and lint is collecting behind trap.

Poor air flow would be my guess. How long is the vent hose? Does it have more than one angle/turn before venting outside? Is the lint gathering around the outer edges of the door? Keeping the length of air travel shorter will improve the operation.

Posted on May 12, 2009

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My Whirlpool gas dryer is not working


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Check that the dryer door is closing completely. Remove anything that blocks the dryer door from closing.
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Ensure the "Start" button is pressed firmly to start the dryer cycle, the dryer is not overloaded and the clothing is not balled up. Any of these things can prevent the dryer from operating and/or drying the clothes.

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Use a level to confirm your Whirlpool dryer is sitting flatly and evenly on the ground. Adjust the dryer as necessary for it to be level as the dryer will vibrate and make unnecessary noise when sitting unevenly.
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Examine the inside of the Whirlpool dryer drum and in the space around the drum for loose change, pens, hair ties and other items that could have been left in the pockets of clothing. These items will cause noise and potentially cause the dryer to become inoperable.
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Examine the Whirlpool dryer's lint trap for excess lint. Remove any lint from the trap and place it back into position. Always clean the lint trap between dryer cycles. Inspect the area around the dryer and in the ventilation and exhaust systems. Remove any built up lint and clean the area thoroughly. Built up lint is a fire hazard and can cause operating issues.
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Check the gas shutoff valve if your Whirlpool dryer is gas powered. Ensure the shutoff valve is turned all the way to the "On" position.
7Check the electric plug and ensure it fits securely in the outlet.
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inspect both the fuse box and circuit breaker for any electrical problems. Replace any blown fuses, if necessary, and reset the circuit breaker if it has been tripp

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Dryer heats up, but wont dry clothes


Check and clean your lint trap in the dryer.
Check and clean your hose, this could cause a fire if the hose becomes plugged with lint.
Also check your blower in the dryer to make sure the blades are ok and not broken.
Normally these are the cause of clothes not drying if the heating element is working.
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Oct 01, 2010 | Frigidaire GLGR331A Gas Dryer

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Hello and welcome to Fixya. To address your question regarding the "reset", the manual reset hi-limit cut-out at the back of the dryer. It`s located on the back panel about 1/2 to 3/4 the way down and will look like a small round black rubber button. Push it to see if it "clicks" and then try your dryer. **What to look for if it`s tripped... 1) Plugged venting - make sure your venting is clean and clear of lint or un-obstructed where it exhaust`s outdoors. ( I realize you mentioned this, but check it thoroughly ). 2) Plugged lint screen - ( part # 8061812 ) This is especially relevant if one uses fabric/static sheets as they contain wax...especially lesser name brand sheets. You can clean the lint screen by removing it from the door and with some mild soap and hot/warm water wash it...an old toothbrush works well for cleaning it. Careful not to rip the fine screen. 3) The blower wheel/fan impeller ( part # 8055200 ) attached to the front of the motor which moves the air through and over the clothes in the drum may be loose, broken or covered in lint, hence causing the hi-limit to trip. 4) A faulty heating element ( part # 8063808 ) can also cause the hi-limit to trip as well. If the element is shorted to the casing it will not cycle "off" via the 115°C (part # 8008807 ) cycling thermostat, thus cycling off via the hi-limit 150°C ( part # 8008487 ). Let me know how that works or if you`ve already tried that. If it is tripped, resetting it may only temporarily resolve your problem since it is usually tripped due to venting or heater issues. If it is not tripped let me know and we can explore other possibilities. good luck. macmarkus :)

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My electric dryer runs for awhile then it just shuts off after about 15 minutes of running? Its a neptune.


a couple of things here may be the problem.. First I would check to make sure my lint trap and the dryer exhaust is not full of lint causing the dryer to heat at a higher temp throwing the high limit switch into disconnect due to the amount of heat generated by the coils. This hi limit switch is a safety device to prvent fires. If you find a lot of lint in the dryer vent or the dryer lint trap, once cleaned, see if the machine doesn't operate like you want. Second. The motor bearings or strator may be going out and the motor is going into thermal overload and shutting down to prevent, as you guessed, a fire. I would check the lint trap and dryer exhaust first since it is more than likely the problem and is cheaper to fix. A wet/dry vac should do the trick. Also remove the back of the dryer to clean out the lint paying special attention to the area around the motor vent which can get blocked causing the motor to over heat. Once these vents are cleared the motor may be fine. Make sure to do all of the above with the dryer disconnected from the power source..

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Go outside and look at your flapper valve. Here is another news flash the lint filter can be clean but the air ducts in the dryer can still have lint build up in them. Pull out the lint trap also then using a flaishlight look underneath and around the lint trap area for lint build up. If you don't see anything there remove the rear vent hose and look both into the dryer and into the vent hose. Most likely you find either a kinded vent hose or lint buildup somewhere other than the lint trap itself. If you do find the source just do not use anything sharp to attempt to remove the lint. A bent metal coat hanger or a very large zip / spot ite works great for this task. Hopefully this will resolve your problem. If not post back and we can go from there.

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