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I have a 1 year old whirlpool gas dryer and it wont shut off. every now and then a code comes up on the display f45 can u help me

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The F45 has been attributed to many problems. (current draw, faulty blower motor, etc) The most common fixes are typically checking for good airflow (is your vent smashed, bent or other wise restricted behind the dryer?) By running the dryer, you should be able to feel air pressure on your hand where the unit vents out. If this checks ok, I would check with Whirlpool. I have been told they have a known software problem that htey have been replacing one of the circuit boards in the console. While your unit may not still be under manufactures warranty, they will usually cover the repair if it is a known problem or it is not long out of warranty.

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I hope this information is helpful to you. If you need further assistance, please go to my profile at: http://www.fixya.com/users/jsrock516 and use the "Ask Me" feature for a quicker repsonse to your questions/comments.

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