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Whirlpool dryer panel turns on but won't start dryer, hear click

I have a whirlpool electric dryer (model #: YWED9151YW0 Type: CHZN-ELE-2406024-EL54) that I bought from Sears Canada, that has been fixed several times during the 2 years. The dryer was only bought brand new in Sept 2012. We have had the thermal fuse replaced countless times, the front panel 3 times, the thermostat twice, and the motor once in the past 2 years. Getting it fixed averages out to about once ever 2 weeks. We never know when we'll be able to wash and dry all our clothes at the same time. To get a tech out to fix it always takes at least 2 weeks because the first visit is just to find out what parts they need to do the job. Enough is enough. What should the technicians be fixing and how do they fix it once and for all? I'm about ready to dismantle it myself and throw it in the dump. I'll never buy from Sears again and most definitely won't buy a Whirlpool dryer again. I used to like Whirlpool as everything else I have from Whirlpool works fine, including the matching washer.

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With a service record like that, I think a call to the Consumer Protection agency is in order. It's obviously a lemon. Or to put it another way, it's unsuited to the task it was designed for.

But here's a tip:
Major household appliances that rely on electronic or "touch" controls are notoriously troublesome - regardless of brand. Not because there's anything wrong with the concept, but because the implementation of the concept is flawed, with the overriding concern being cost. Those electronic control boards are designed right at the margin of reliability to start with, and then they're made in China using the cheapest components available, and produced using unskilled labor. They can be expected to fail early and often.

Fixing it yourself is not a solution because you're still stuck with the same low quality replacement parts as the originals you're replacing.

For your next machines, stick to the ones that use the good old fashioned mechanical timer knobs. They're cheaper to buy too, and not because the mechanical timers are cheaper, but because the electronic models have a (falsely) perceived added "value" to the buyer which artificially pumps the price.

Posted on Apr 15, 2014

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SOURCE: Dryer does not get hot enough to dry clothes Roper REX4634KQ1 Electric Dryer

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Heating element Your dryer's heating element may be partially burned out. If it is, your dryer still heats, but at such a low temperature that it takes three or four times as long to dry the clothes. If the element is partially burned out, replace it.

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Hi theres 2 things that can cause this #1 a dirty vent to the outside. #2 a dirty lint filer , Take the lint filter out & run hot water through it. If water wont flow through the screen, Its gummed up by Bounce sheet residue, Clean the filter . It should be ok

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replace your t-fuse again but also chekc to see if the vent going outside is restricted. if hte vent is smashed or clogged the heat has nowhere to go. i would say that is your issue. clean your vent before you change he t-fuse.

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SOURCE: i have a type DHZN-ELE-2406024-EL54 model

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