Question about Whirlpool Dryers
My dryer will only tumble in a counter-clockwise direction. It is a reversing type dryer and the counter clockwise direction is a brief few spins, the rest of the time it SHOULD be tumbling in a clockwise direction, but it won't. It makes a noise, just doesn't tumble. At first I thought it was a broken belt, but if broken, it wouldn't tumble at all. Then I thought maybe the belt was over heating, causing it to slip. But I am unable to use the dryer, it is COLD and it still only tumbles briefly in a counter-clockwise direction. HELP :) Suzy in New Zealand
You may want to contact a professional that will have the diagrams for your machine online. there are some here or you can go to another site. like (Just answer.) Be more specific about your problem. It can be fixed . There's no worries.
Are you saying that it does not heat up either ?In addition with not tumbling clockwise ?
Disconnect the dryer first. You can remove the top and front of the dryer to check to see what is happening. If it does not heat . You may need to replace the temperature control relay. If that does not work , the heating elements themselves may need to be replaced.
For the tumbling problem, they also have relay switches that go out.
BUT, if it is tumbling to one side and keeps tumbling then that will probably be enough to dry your clothes. As long as it is not too heavily loaded.
Posted on Mar 19, 2014
Testimonial: "Thanks for your response. The dryer heats just fine, I only mentioned that it was cold so that we could eliminate over heating and stretching the belt. The thermostat & heating element were replaced 6 months ago also. I believe it is a relay switch, and I do have the parts list and diagram for the dryer from my previous self repairs. Only problem...there's nothing on the parts list called "relay switch" or anything remotely like that. I rang a couple of local repair people & they were less than nice (they don't like people fixing their own stuff lol)"
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