Question about Whirlpool ET8CHEXSQ Dryer

1 Answer

Clothes won't dry

Clothes dry when vent not hooked up. Vents have been cleaned, including one that goes to the attic. Dryer is getting hot so it's not the heating element. Dryer is only four years old.

Posted by on

  • phillips_jac Jun 02, 2009

    Will try the suggestions to my problem. Especially cleaning out the dryer on the inside and having the thermostats checked. Thanks very much.

×

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Master
  • 6,784 Answers

Check the following to address this issue.


Note: Normal drying time for a dryer is about 45 minutes (some may take up to an hour).

1. Venting
Make sure the dryer vent hose, as well as the rest of the vent duct, is not clogged.

Unless regular maintenance is performed, chances are there is a lot of lint accumulated inside the dryer. This might affect the drying time and could be a fire hazard. Make sure to have your dryer cleaned regularly. Because this might involve taking most of the dryer apart, it is recommended to have a qualified appliance repairman perform this task.

2. Thermostat
There are a couple of cycling thermostats inside the dryer. If one of them breaks down, it might affect the dryer's performance. Replace the defective thermostat.

3. Heating element
A heating element might only be partially burned out, in which case it would still work but will take longer time to dry the clothes. Replace the element if found defective.

Posted on Jun 02, 2009

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Maytag model #: med5770tq0 won't dry. Please help


Dear Emily.
Several problems.
First, did this dryer ever work properly hooked up as it is?
I mean hooked to the roof event?
If it used to work just fine, then I suspect the vent to the roof is clogged with lint and is not allowing the heat to escape.
If it never did work right,(for example: it is new to us) then I'd venture dryers are not supposed to vent their hot air that far away, they do not have a strong enough blower to push that air that distance.
Then, you might try to find another place to vent the hot air, with a total distance of only 10 feet from the dryer, even if you only vented it while you were actually drying clothers.
I doubt if the last item is for you, but I have sometimes seen where the washing machine did not spin all the water out of the clothes, and then the dryer needed all day to get the clothes dry.
Be blessed.

Apr 17, 2013 | Maytag Dryers

1 Answer

DOES'NT GET HOT ENOUH TO DRY MY CLOITHES


Always clean filters, if your hose goes up, check for stopped up vent hose (in the attic, happens alot in apts. ). If you have a neighbor behind you who is attached to the same vent going out and you leave your clothes in the dryer and they are dry. His dryer running will make your clothes damp. Have had all of these problems.

Jun 06, 2012 | Maytag Dryers

2 Answers

Dryer not drying in alloted time


there is a thermostat. it usually is located on the heating element housing

May 26, 2010 | Whirlpool Ultimate Care II LSQ9549L Top...

2 Answers

My whirlpool AWZ510E washer dryer - the dryer doesn't seem to be working - it goes through the cycle but the clothes are still as wet as before. I am using the same cycle as I always have which used to...


there are 3 reasons for a dryer not doing the job yet running through the motions. 1st, the heat is not being produced and only cool room temp air is circulating. this can be a burned-out electric element or an over-heat sensor, or in0line safety fuse. ( if gas, can be ignitor or gas valve coils).. It could be that the washer is not ringing (spinning) dry the clothes verywell and there is too much moisture stiil in clothes which would double the dry time from 50-60 minutes to 2 hours. 3rd, could be clogged vent line and the hot moist air cannot leave the dryer so the clothes get hot by the moisture stays.

Apr 28, 2010 | Whirlpool Washing Machines

1 Answer

2 yr old samsung dryer does not dry clothes totally


Remove the vent completely and clean it out 100 percent. Elbows (corner bends) will hold more than you think causing the dryer to keep the heat off. The sensors for the newer style dryers detect plugged up vents and shut down the heating modes. If cleaned and still no heat the spark ignitor has gone bad

Apr 07, 2010 | Samsung DV218AG Gas Dryer

3 Answers

Clothes are not drying completely - even when I


before you call a repairman. check 2 things vent hose behind dyer for a kink or a restriction ( lint build up.) if your vent hose goes straight out make sure nothing is clogging the vent or the flapper outside, if vent goes up and through attic then outside vent system may need to be cleaned out. lowes sells a cleaner brush extension that you can buy and snake through your vent . this should be done yearly. we get service calls on this all the time and 9 out of 10 its not the dryer, but a ventilation problem, if the hot humid air cannot be released outside the dryer cannot dry your close. hope this helps. p.s their is proffesional companies that strickly do dryer vent cleaning if you would not rather do it your self.roughly 65-145 dollars depending were you live and who you use todo it.

Sep 17, 2009 | Dryers

1 Answer

NO HEAT WHEN CLOTHES ARE ADDED


Check to see if vent hose is not restricted. If it goes up inside wall, it could have lint clogging it. Most dryers regulate heat with air flow. Wet clothes can restrict flow even more if vent is clogged or pinched. Air flow is crucial to heat cycle. If the vent is resrticted, heat will rise quickly, but not cool down fast enough to allow heat thermostat to cool down and turn on heating element again. It may seem hot inside dryer but if no air flow it will increase dry time or not dry them at all before timer shuts off. If vent goes up inside wall, buy a small chimney brush and try cleaning out vent from attic if you can.

Jul 24, 2009 | Maytag MED5800TW Electric Dryer

1 Answer

Whirlpool ultimate care II dryer: dry clothes sensor


Make sure that the vents are cleaned to include outside. Where it hook on to the dryer make sure that the housing is cleaned also. That should take care of the problem. Thankyou and if you need more help let us know.

Mar 16, 2009 | Dryers

1 Answer

Not drying


It may not be your heating element. Your dryer lint vent pipe out the back of the machine or maybe out the side may be plugged. You have to pull the machine out and clear that pipe or rebuild it out to a soffit vent or static vent if it is in the attic, or out through your crawl space. This will make a huge difference. If that hot air and moisture doesn't get out of the machine it just goes back into your clothes.
Good luck!!

Mar 04, 2009 | Kenmore 62602 Electric Dryer

Not finding what you are looking for?
Whirlpool ET8CHEXSQ Dryer Logo

241 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Whirlpool Dryers Experts

Dan Webster
Dan Webster

Level 3 Expert

8220 Answers

Tim Whalen

Level 3 Expert

3072 Answers

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

75051 Answers

Are you a Whirlpool Dryer Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...