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WHIRLPOOL DRYER ELECTRIC - HOW TO VENT - WHAT PARTS NEEDED

HIRLPOOL DRYER ELECTRIC - HOW TO VENT - WHAT PARTS NEEDED

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You might want to check with your local building codes, because different states have different requirements, but for an electric dryer, a flexible vinyl tube should be fine. Better options are rigid metal, and flexible rigid metal tubing which are both more expensive, but stay cleaner longer and last longer.

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Hello there and welcome to Fixya :
This is a fairly common problem with these whirpool dryers.
I will provide you with the 7 most common things to look for
which contribute to the symptom Dryer won't stop are listed below. Check or test each item and watch any available videos. If you are still unable to solve the problem you may need to do additional research and troubleshooting.
Show all parts for model GEW9878LW0 For the symptom you selected, these are the most common parts or causes, ordered by the likelihood of fixing the symptom.
othercausesandconditions.jpg Air Flow Problem The most common problem when a dryer is slow is when the vent is clogged. If the dryer is slow, check the vent from the back of the dryer to the outside of the house. If that is clogged, clear it completely and test the dryer. If the dryer is slow after the vent is cleaned, clean the internal ductwork of the dryer. This will require some disassembly.
blower-wheel-694089-00918612.jpg Blower Wheel

Item # 686172
The blower wheel draws air through the dryer and pushes the air out the vent. If the dryer won't stop, the blower wheel may not be spinning properly, which reduces the air flow. Check to see if the blower wheel is securely fastened to the drive motor shaft.
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heating-element-assembly-3401338--00621237.jpg Heating Element Assembly

Item # 528055
The heating element assembly warms the air before the air enters the dryer drum. If the dryer won't stop, it may be because the heating element assembly isn't working - which greatly increases the drying time. Check the heating element for continuity.
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lint-filter-349639--00685658.jpg Lint Filter

Item # 2659
Dryer sheets and fabric softener can leave a residue on the lint filter, reducing the air flow. If the dryer won't stop, check to be sure air can flow freely, clean the filter as needed.
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moisture-sensor-279366-00565298.jpg Moisture Sensor

Item # 469522
Although not as common, if the dryer won't stop it may be because the moisture sensor is either defective or coated with fabric softener. Clean the moisture sensor contacts inside the dryer and th

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Whirlpool GEW9250PWD Electric Dryer setting lights stay on and cannot be canceled. Dryer cannot be turned on.


I have the same problem; I just had a tech look at it and he said the Start Button is stuck or something and that the whole panel needed to be replaced. They said it'll cost about $500 for parts and labour.

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Extreme heat comes out from behind dryer a orange glow is in the dryer vent could this be fire


that's the glow from the heater,this is normal.the dryer should be cleaned if it's electric i would clean it every two years,you need to clean out the duct that the lint filter slides into,vac out the inside of the dryer where the motor is and disconnect the vent line from the back of the dryer and clean out the vent line,if it's a long run to the outside i use a leaf blower to blow out the vent line,make sure the outside duct is clear also.if you do this you wont have to worry about a fire,your clothes will dry on time,you'll save electricity and your dryer wont run hotter than normal and your parts in the dryer will last longer.let me know how you make out

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run the dryer with out the vent hose hooked up.if the dryer work's than you have a problem with the vent system.check your vent hose from the dryer to the outside vent.

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Three words for you: Airflow airflow airflow.

I estimate 95% of all (electric) dryer no heats are caused by a lack of airflow causing the thermal cut out to blow.

Clean dryer venting system (dryer vent hose all the way to the exterior vent on the building) and clean the dryer itself from lint filter to the blower wheel.

It is also possible your blower wheel may be damaged and not giving the airflow needed to keep the dryer within normal temp limits.

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Replace the high limit thermostat and the thermal fuse. Clear any vent restrictions.

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I had the same problem today. After stumbling through the schematics (they were taped up behind the main control panel on top of the dryer) and ohming out a bunch of different parts with my multimeter, I finally took the heater element out and found that it had burned in two in a spot (I could see it once I took the element off of the dryer). I replaced it for about $80. The guy at the parts store said that is usually caused by a clogged vent, which is probably the case for mine, since my vent is poorly designed. I hope this helps someone.

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There may very well be a clog in the vent line. Check the vent to be sure it is clear. Make sure to check the outside vent cover. Some of these vent have screen/louvers that can get clogged.

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