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Dryer runs but with little heat

Whirlpool Dryer runs, but takes several cycles to get clothes dry. There is some heat, but not a lot.

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  • helpmenot Feb 21, 2008

    My dryer smells like fire and has little heat.

  • Jim44 Jun 01, 2008

    The vent line is not clogged. The filter is not clogged. What can I do next?

  • Anonymous Aug 11, 2008

    My macine is about 6 yr old. Cant see model type, looks like this one. It runs but no drying. Perhaps blower/heating element is not working

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I had the same problem a few months ago. It would take 2 or 3 cycles to completely dry clothes. The solution for me was to remove the lint tube from the dryer and outside-vent, take it outside and hose it out. What was in there was probably 10 pounds of moss mixed with lint and dirt that had been building up over a few years. That fixed the problem although I probably could have just replaced the tube.

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Generally whilpool dryers heat of dont heat.. output should be around 150 .. i would check hose to make sure not clogged or just run without hose and see if that makes a difference... post if need more help

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

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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.

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Check the following areas to combat this issue. in most cases, this will be a Venting issue.

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.

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