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I Have a whirlpool dryer and the heater coil shut off and comes on, seems like it gets to hot and it shut off in till it cool down and it turns back on, is this suppose to do that, it seem like it take alot more time to dry. is the coil suppose to stay on the hole time? is there a temp sensor i need 2 change? if so where is it and what dose it look like? thxs

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  • billysbills1 Sep 29, 2010

    thx 4 the info, i ck the lent trap and did what u said by taking off back left cover, found very little lent near blower or in cover, i have a mod# WED5300SQ, looks very similar as the pic u sent. I live in a apartments, and the air duct that go outside gose under the building and outside, could that be needing 2 b cleaned out and could that b the problem y its not drying as good. thxs.

  • billysbills1 Sep 29, 2010

    ok, thank u again, i will get the apartment 2 clean the hose going out, i will run 1 or 2 loads without the hose hooked up 2 see if that make a diffents.

  • billysbills1 Sep 29, 2010

    very helpfully thank you!!

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Good day,
It is designed to go off and on. On normal heat setting, when the control thermostat reaches 155 degrees it shuts the heater off and the heater stays off until it drops to approx. 125 degrees then turns back on.

If it is taking too long to dry, then it is almost always lint build up in the vent system or the dryer itself.
First test should be to run the dryer with the vent hose off. If drying time becomes normal,then clean or replace the vent system. If no better.......

You gave no model number, but with the standard style, it is not uncommon for the area around the blower wheel to pack up with lint.
To clean it, you will need to remove the lint filter, and the 2 screws under it. With a screw driver, pop up the front of the top lid one side at a time, and rotate up to a vertical position.
Go to the back of the machine, and remove the backing cover.
You will see something like this.


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The housing on the left covers the blower wheel and housing.
Remove the screws holding it in place, and pull away and up as far as it will go.
Check that area for excessive lint. It should be obvious. Clean as needed, and check the lint filter. If the lint filter won't clean, replace it with a new one.

There are other limit safety thermostats in that back area, but usually they simply fail, causing a no heat situation.

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  • John Hall Sep 29, 2010

    Good day again,

    If the vent run is too long, it will definitely reduce the airflow, causing your problem. This issue comes up frequently on apartments and condos.

    Once again, if you have the ability to remove the vent hose from the dryer and try it for one or 2 loads, that should give you the answer.

    The apartment management should be responsible for the vent system whether it's too long, or plugged up.

    If step one fails to work, I would talk to them and try to resolve it.

    As I said, this has been an on going issue with apartment complexes and multi-family dwellings.

    If you've covered all the steps I've outlined with no improvement then advise them. Some complexes are great to deal with while others .........

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