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Whirlpool duet dryer will not start, Panel lights go on.

I cleaned out the trap as usual and all connections to venting. All panel lights gone on just will not begin drying process.

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    all panel lights are on . dryer wont start , clicks when i push start button

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If you aren't getting any power to the heating element, there is a high probability the thermal cutoff switch may have opened and disabled power to the heaters. Here is a link to exploded views and parts lists for your dryer. Note Item # 47 is the prime suspect in your problem. IN addition, you may have an open heater element as well. Remember that if you decide to attempt to service this yourself.. be sure to Disconnect the power cord.. Here is the link to the parts and drawing details.. http://www.pcappliancerepair.com/model-display.php

Feel free to contact me if you need further assistance..
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Rick

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Takes about 4 hours to dry any load. Have tried different settings. Husband cleaned lint traps, hoses, etc. Gas turns on and shuts off about every couple of minutes. Any ideasa?


Most likely problem is the exhaust is plugged. Lint build up and eventually restricted the humid exhaust air.

To test for this locate the exhaust vent where it exits the house. With the dryer running feel for the air flow. It should be similar to the flow you feel from hair dryer.

Second test is to light load the dryer setting the heat to high and after several minutes of operation open the door and confirm the clothes are hot to the touch.

Hot clothes and no air flow for ever to dry!!

  1. Remove hose from wall connection. Confirm vent hose not plugged by running dryer. Very dusty process. If no air step 2.
  2. Remove vent hose from back of dryer. Confirm air flow from dryer. Very dusty process. No air step 3.
  3. Service dryer blower likely plugged with lint. If dryer basket turns I would assume blower is also turning connected by drive belt. The blockage internal to dryer.
  4. So if not 1,2 or 3 than blocked vent hose to the outside . Suggest using a vacuum hose to carefully try to retrieve lint build up. Lets hope that it is not a roof vent because it would really suck trying to pull the blockage out. And unless your Santa roof tops are dangerous places to play.
  5. Well at least at this point we know why the clothes are not getting dry. What ever you do do not breach the venting in the walls. Moisture will build up along with the lint and create havic with mold!!!
  6. Call your husband

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Dryer Vent Cleaning Quick Easy Trick

Jan 08, 2016 | Maytag Atlantis MDG7400AW Gas Dryer

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Overheats and keeps tripping dedicated breaker in house, venting and inside back panel vacuumed out.


If your dryer has a sensor it may have gone bad. Try using timed dry instead of auto dry.

Nov 09, 2012 | Dryers

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Taking too long to dry


your lint trap and lint vent are most likely clogged. Easiest way to fix it is to move your dryer away and disconnect the lint vent from the dryer and then take a yard blower to the back of your dryer with a towel around the blower in the hole to ensure the max air moves through the machine. (Ensure the door is only slightly cracked or your house will get very dusty) then clean the lint trap. Then do the same to the lint vent line (make sure the opening of your vent line on the exterior of home is clear of any debris or critter screen) reconnect your vent hose and it should work as new

May 16, 2012 | Kenmore Dryers

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Does not Dry. Appears to have low air flow.


most of the problems associated with this problem are caused by lint being in vent tube to outside and restricting the air flow. clean out vent tube, from dryer to outside. this should help. repost if need be. good-day ! if you have too. clean out bottom of drier with a vacuum. around the fan and where theres lint trapped.

Jan 24, 2012 | Whirlpool WGD7300XW Dryer

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Dryer taking to long to dry


Overloading
1. One of the simplest problems to remedy could simply be that you are putting too many items inside the machine during the drying cycle. Avoid overloading your dryer, as this might cause your dryer to work extra hard to dry your clothing, extending the length of the dry cycle.
Wrong Heat Setting
2. A common issue with clothes dryers could be the wrong heat setting. Most home dryers feature several settings, from low heat settings to high heat and permanent press. Be sure the setting you choose is right for your needs. Another setting to check is the load size of your dryer. If you are drying a large amount of clothes, be sure the setting for large loads on high heat is selected. Choosing the wrong heat setting or load size can cause your clothes and linens to take longer to dry.
Lint Trap
3. One of the simplest fixes for drying issues might just be that your lint trap is clogged. Each time you use your dryer, lint will form in the trap. If the lint trap and vents are full, this could block air going into your dryer and slow down if not completely stop the drying process. After you use your dryer, remove this lint trap and empty it fully. Even if the lint trap is full, your other dryer vents might be clogged as well.
Clogged Vents
4. If your clothes are in the dryer for a long amount of time, but still not drying, the reason for this could be a clogged vent. A sign that your vent is clogged is if your clothes are warm or hot to the touch after sitting in the dryer, but still damp. To unclog your dryer vent, you may need professional assistance. This is especially necessary if your dryer vent leading out of the house is particularly long.
Heat Source
5. If the dryer is not getting enough heat to dry your clothes,something could be wrong with the heating system. After the drying cycle, touch your clothes to see if they are warm. If not, this means that the heating mechanism is malfunctioning. It will need to be repaired or replaced by a professional.

Feb 28, 2011 | GE Profile Harmony DPGT750GC Gas Dryer

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It seems like the dryer takes forever to dry clothes. normal loads and the lint trap is clean. is there anything else i can do


look inside your homes electrical panel..make sure both breakers to the dryer are in the on possition. its 220 volts and if one is tripped only110 volts are present....if thats good youll need to replace your heating elements on the back of the dryer. there are usually 2. each is held in by 2 bolts usually...not hard to change. you can find these at lowes or home depot..thanks and have a great day

Nov 08, 2009 | Kenmore Elite HE4 Electric Dryer

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Takes 2 dryer cycles to dry clothes


Check your Venting.  When the venting gets clogged the dryer wont circulate air and can't remove the moisture.  The venting usually gets clogged right behind the dryer or where it exits the house.  Also make sure your lint trap is clean.

Oct 25, 2009 | Amana Dryers

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Clothes not drying even after 4 cycles


you have to check your dyer vent hose and vent pipe to outside for any restrictions. #1 problem for extented drying time. it like having a backed up sink


Dec 13, 2008 | Maytag PYE2200 Dryer

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I want to know how to remove the lint trap (not just the screen but the entire assembly) from a Maytag Performa PYET344AZW front loading electric dryer. The lint screen will not even properly slide back...


Besides drying clothes, dryers also remove lint. This fine, fuzzy material can cause trouble because it blocks dryer lint traps, clogs vents, and fills blowers. Lint can also gather around and in the tracks of the drum rollers, or in and under the pulleys and the drive belt. The result is poor clothes drying or -- sometimes -- no drying. To avoid lint problems, clean out the dryer's lint trap system every time you use the dryer.
To clean the lint screen, remove it from the unit. The screen may be located near or under the door sill, or in the top of the dryer near the control panel. It can usually be removed by pulling it up and out of its housing. Remove the accumulated lint to clear the screen; then replace the screen.
The exhaust vent also collects lint. Vent maintenance involves cleaning the lint from a screen in the dryer's vent exhaust collar and/or at the end of the exhaust vent where it sticks out through a basement window or through an exterior wall. To clean the screen, remove the clamp that holds the vent to the collar, or back out the screws that hold the vent to the collar, or pull the vent straight off an extended collar. Clean the screen thoroughly and replace it in the vent assembly.
To clean the vent itself, use a vent-cleaning brush (available at hardware stores) to pull out any lint deposits. Also check the vent run to make sure that the vent piping or tubing isn't loose at the joints, or -- in the case of flexible plastic venting -- isn't sagging between hanging brackets. Breaks or sags cause undue strain on the dryer's blower system, and can cause drying problems. If the vent pipe or tubing has become clogged with lint, remove the lint by pushing a garden hose or a drain-and-trap auger through the vent to a convenient joint. Disassemble the joint to remove the debris. With this procedure, it isn't necessary to disassemble the entire vent to find the blockage.You can head off problems before they become too serious by providing routine maintenance for your dryer's door gasket, thermostat, timer, and other frequently used parts. Let's discuss how to service these important components in the next section.  
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Sep 11, 2008 | Dryers

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