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My gas dryer started beeping intermittantly while not in use. When I went to check on it, the lights for the towel setting were on (which was not even the last setting used). When I pushed the stop/cancel button, it beeped and came back on as soon as I let it go. I called the Whirlpool 800 number on the dryer and asked for troubleshooting help. They told me to cut the power and leave it off for several minutes, explaining that it should reset the computer in it. I unplugged it and left if off for quite awhile (did not time it). When I plugged it back in, it stayed off for a few minutes. I was even able to dry a couple of loads of laundry today (one of which was towels), however, it keeps doing the same thing--lighting up on the towel setting and beeping even when not in use. The last time I tried unplugging it, it did not work. The lights came right back on as soon as I plugged it in, and now I cannot even get it to change settings. I can't dry everything on high heat. Do you think it is worth the cost to call in a repairman, or am I looking at buying another new machine. This one is probably only about 6 years old. I had my previous dryer for probably 16 years.

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I say it depends what its going to cost to repair. I had a dryer that worked twenty years and when I replaced it they told me I would be lucky to get eight to ten years out of a new one. Its a throw away society now days.

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moch, the fact that the light is staying on when the door is closed leads me to believe that the door switch is the culprit. If that switch is not made you will not start. See if the pin is broken off. Start there and let me know. Catriver.

Posted on Aug 10, 2008

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Same problem here, however I can assist the start by rotating the drum while pushing start. May be a capacitor problem???

Posted on Sep 27, 2008

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We had the same problem. Sometimes unplugging it for a few days, it would work when plugged back in. We replaced the user interface which is part #19 on the Whirlpool parts list, the front circuit board. The part alone was $160 at the cheapest place we found. http://www.appliancepartspros.com/

Posted on Feb 11, 2009

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SOURCE: I am using my towel setting but my towels are still wet

Sounds like you have lost part or all of your heating element.It should be replaced.
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Posted on Feb 16, 2009

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try running dryer with out hooking up the vent line.if it work's than your problem is with the vent line.

Posted on Nov 17, 2009

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