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Have whirlpool new dryer that flashes af had duct cleaning company come in and clean the they took apart all pipes going to the roof dryer still flashes air flow

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  • anthony gatto Mar 28, 2011

    all the info i just received is everything i already know the air flow signal comes on after all that work was done

  • anthony gatto Mar 29, 2011

    THE DRYER NO IS WED7400XW

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Hi.

The air flow error comes on when the thermistor located in the air intake overheats and opens the circuit. If the thermistor is defective you get this problem.
If the thermistor is fine and air intake and filter are OK, then you may have a defective control module. The control module is expensive. Before replacing the part check also wiring to thermistor, ensure that the fan is OK, and test the heating element (if electric) to ensure that this is not staying always on because of a contact to ground.

I can be more specific if you give me the appliance model number. Please be patient for answer time. Mail support does not work in real time like the chat. Thanks for understanding.

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    Ginko Mar 29, 2011


    Hi.

    If there is no obstruction and vent is working, replace the Dryer thermister
    - Located on the blower housing next to the thermal fuse. If that does not fix the issue, either there is a ventilation problem that has been overlooked in your first check, or the control is failing (quite uncommon).

    The part is nr 43 in diagram below, click on the picture to enlarge:






    Here all parts and diagrams for your appliance: WED7400XW0.

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Hi

If the vent is secure and free from any debris at the back of the appliance and there is no obstruction outside of your home then make sure that the lint trap is clean. Also check this link for more information. Hope this helps...please post back for further assistance.

Daniel

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    Daniel Scott Mar 28, 2011

    I believe that everything else is fine rather it is the thermostat that is located inside the rear panel to the exhaust duct that is bad and should be replaced. If you want you can test this fuse for continuity and if bad replace it as it cannot be reset. If the fuse is fine then check the dryer belt and idler pulley...Hope this helps...please post back for further assistance.

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