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Re: Dryer that will not dry well
One of two things... An almost totally blocked vent to the outside or a bad heating element. Remove the vent form the back of the dryer and get a "feel" for how much air flow is coming straight out without any venting connected. Then connect it back up and with the dryer running, go outside and give it the "feel test" judging as close as you can the percentage of air flow loss through the house venting. Anything more the 30% air flow loss will cause the dryer to take forever to dry. As far as the heating element, on a Whirpool, it slides up into a plenum in the back as kind of a rack type assembly. Not that difficult to replace by remove wire connecting to it, thermostats attached to it and (probably) two screws that are securing it in the plenum.
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Hello, The problem with it not drying is most likely going to be a worn out blower wheel thats slipping and not moving the warm air through the clothes to dry them properly. Always a pretty good sign the blower is slipping is,if you hear a rumble noise from the dryer at start up and also that same rumbling noise when the power stops. So if you hear it at start up...wait 30 seconds and open the door and listen for the rumble noise as drum stops. also you can check where the vent exits the house and see if their is air flow when the dryer is running.
Thanks for using FixYa. No Heat issue in an electric dryer is usually caused due to three things: Mainly Thermal Fuse, Wiring Harness and/or Heating Element. Start with checking the Thermal Fuse which is mounted inside the back cover panel to the exhaust duct and is mounted in white plastic housing. If that’s fine then the Heating Element should be checked. Please do rate the solution if the issue is resolved or post a comment for further assistance.
OK, here's what it sounds like to me: The line going around the display should only be seen if you selected "Wrinkel Care" function for that cycle (and with the freshen up cycle, I beleive). With that option in use, after the dryer shuts off, if you do not open the door or turn off power to the dryer the dryer will display the moving rectangular segments and every 6 minutes the dryer will turn itself on and tumble for 10 seconds with no heat (to keep clothes fluffed up and prevent wrinkles from setting in) and will continue this cycle for up to three hours. The "Freshen Up" is the steam cycle used to remove wrinkles from 1 to 5 garments, like things that were all wrinkled up in your suitcase. Try drying with a normal or permanent press cycle, or a timed cycle. If you have additional questions or concerns, let me know.
id look into a clogged and or kinked exhaust vent. perhaps where it leaves the home theres a screen over the housing thats clogged itself w/lint. its generating heat, thats good now just needs to release it somehow