Question about Whirlpool Dryers
Hello Tim Plain. My name is Melanie and I am a representative of Whirlpool. We apologize about the frustration you have experienced with your dryer. If you would like us to look into this further, please provide your name, the name of the site you were contacted on (Fixyha.com), your user ID name (tim plain), your phone number, your address, the full model and serial number, and ticket number (61373) to Whirlpool.Digital@whirlpool.com. We would be happy to review your concerns further. Sincerely, Melanie
Posted on Oct 14, 2013
Have you checked for singed wiring. That stink you described, has a way of lingering. If your unit has a removable panel, you may be able to use your own nose to help pinpoint the source of it, if something is still trying to burn out. Electronic components also have the "stink" when they fry. If it were me, and that thing dies again, I don't think I would attempt to resuscitate it again. I've found some really good, servicable dryers on "Craigslist". Best of luck!
Posted on Oct 12, 2013
Testimonial: "Thanks for your response. I also had the thought that it might be an electronic component. All signs pointed to the motor, so I felt it was a pretty good gamble. I actually did a smell test before replacing the motor--Made an attempt to run it and then opened it up and stuck my nose in there and the stink really seemed to be coming from the motor. Also, as you said the stink can linger and that may be the case. I'm feeling like it may be getting better and the problem may have been the old motor. The first load I did had a bit of the stink, but the second load seemed better. I'm going to run it a few times on air only and see if that helps clear the out the stink. If the problem continues...I'll go back to craigslist for another one. This one only cost me 150 bucks and we've gotten seven years of service out of it."
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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.
Posted on Jan 01, 2008
I posted today (Jan 2, 2009) that I had same problem. Handyman tested for blown thermal fuse, etc and everything was fine. He said I have to replace the timer switch .. well guess what - I fidgeted with the start button (on/off) hard a few times while simultaneously pressing & releasing door switch and it did the trick. In my case the problem was most likely with the start button. Dryer is working fine now!
Posted on Jan 03, 2009
ALWAYS UNPLUG YOUR DRYER BEFORE STARTING ANY REPAIRS
Your problem sounds like drum rollers have flat spots on them or in need of lubrication.
Check your drum rollers for flat spots or wear, if they have flat spots or wear on them replace them. If the drum rollers don't have flat spots or wear on them then they probably only need lubrication. Lubricate the shaft of the rollers with a good grade of machine oil such as 3 in One oil. Reassemble the dryer, plug back in. This should solve your noise problem. I will include these two websites for parts and further help: http://www.partselect.com/ http://www.appliancepartspros.com/index.aspx Both also have chat assistance 24/7. Good Luck, I hope this helps Please rate me, Thank You
Posted on Jan 01, 2010
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