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Whirlpool LGB6400LW suddenly takes multiple cycles to dry clothes. It used to do a great job...now it still gets kind of hot but takes 2-3 runs to get the clothes dry. It's 6 years old. Help! Thanks!

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  • mmatrull Mar 22, 2010

    Thanks for the response. I thought the dryer was heating, but turns out it periodically will heat and then the heat shuts off. So in the middle of a cycle, while tumbling, I will check it and it will be cold inside. Yet its not always cold....no rhyme or reason to it.

    So it seems to be a heating issue. By the way, I checked all the ventilation...a little lint...but cleaned it out...made no difference on performance. Thanks.

  • mmatrull Mar 22, 2010

    Thanks for the response. I thought the dryer was heating, but turns out it periodically will heat and then the heat shuts off. So in the middle of a cycle, while tumbling, I will check it and it will be cold inside. Yet its not always cold....no rhyme or reason to it.

    So it seems to be a heating issue. By the way, I checked all the ventilation...a little lint...but cleaned it out...made no difference on performance. I did NOT check the "burner intake"...how do I do that? thanks.

  • mmatrull Mar 24, 2010

    Thanks Jackfrost555 and drallim...it turned out to be the coil.

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Good day,
Just to make sure, double check to see if it is tumbling. If it is, and it is heating up, then it can only be an air circulation problem.

Pull off the vent hose, and check it to where it exits the house,
If that checks O.K. then you will have to break down the dryer to check the chute that goes from the lint filter down, thru the blower area and out.
Remove the lint filter, remove the 2 screws underneath
Pop up the lid, with a screw driver on the front both sides and raise, but don't go above vertical.
Remove the back cover.
On the left is a housing, that has to be unscrewed. It covers the blower wheel and and goes to the the top of the machine.
You don't have to remove it completely, just to get to the blower wheel housing.
Inspect that whole area, especially around the blower wheel, and anything that could have been dropped into the chute when the lint filter was out.

Posted on Feb 08, 2010

Testimonial: "Thanks Jack. You hit the nail on the head. It was the Coil. Unfortunately my wife gave up on me figuring it out and called a pro in. $192 later. "

  • John Hall Mar 22, 2010

    First step.

    With it off for extended time ( +6 hours). Start it with no cloths on high heat. Check to see if it is hot at the 10 minute mark. If it does, but as it continues to run it cools down, it may well be the coils on the gas valve shorting out. A common problem.

    You'll have to perform this test more than once to verify it.

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Try vacuuming out the exhaust vent hose and as much of the interior air passages as possible. Soak the lint screen in hot water and detergent to remove fabric softener deposits from the screen. Vacuum the burner intake and exhaust vents as well. Hope this helps!

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