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Whirlpool Duet Dryer is scorching clothes

Our Whirlpool Duet Dryer Model # GEW9250PW1 is scorching clothes. The heat seems to be very hot even when set on low heat. Our clothes have burned marks on them. Any ideas?

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  • tempestausmc Oct 29, 2008

    On the parts diagram there is a thermostat near the heating element. Is that the same as the sensor?


  • Anonymous Dec 18, 2008

    I have a similar problem with a GE gas dryer. I'm thinking it's caused by dustballs/spiders getting sucked into the burner, then the flaming dustball/spider is being extinguished by my white shirts/towels.

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2014

    Wet clothes sensor comes on when you push the start button but dryer won't start

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    the dryer has no heat and tried everything to fix it

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2014

    Clothes do not UNWRINKLE, come right out of the dryer wrinkled also.

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2014

    makes noise whin turning

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    And dryer heats up

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2014

    my dryer is leaving scorch marks on my clothes. What could be causing this?



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There is a sensor in the exhaust line in the dryer, near the motor. this tells the heating element to shut off when it gets to a certain temp, either during reg cycle or if the exhaust gets clogged, it is meant as a safety measure, but it sounds like yours is bad so the heating element never shuts off. it is not an expensive part and easy to replace

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  • knvosss Oct 29, 2008

    no, it is not. one way to tell which one is bad might be to check the temp in your duct. check it as close as possible to the dryer itself, the temp should be around 130F. another thing to check is if the heating element is turning off at all. you can check this by removing the bottom panel from the front of the dryer and looking in as the dryer is running. you should be able to see the element when it is on (it looks like a toaster) put your dryer on low heat (or maybe even no heat) and see if it turns on. under normal circumstances, it should cycle on and off. if the sensor is bad, it will just stay on. i have never had any experience with the thermostat, but if the sensor is working, it should shut it down when it gets to a certain temp. the sensor is cheap i think so it might not be a bad idea to replace them both



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