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Re: whirlpool electric dryer
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Pull the dryer door open with your right hand at the handle finger insert that is on the left of the glass and at the bottom of the opening is a plastic filter that has the words, clean before each use! Which you pull up and out! ????????????????????????????????????????????? Hope this helps you!
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Open the back panel and check if the connections have not overheated and burned off the insulation. then while you have the cover off clean up the intake and check if there is not any lint on the inside,
when the dryer is run is it warm inside when you open it ? If it is try cleaning the vent tube and make sure its not clogged with lint if the dryer is cold inside you probably need a new heating element.
Try cleaning all the vents inside the dryer all the way to the outside. Be sure and clean around the blower wheel lots of things get in where the blower is pencils nails everything. They will block the wheel so it can't turn. Also vacuum the lint out of the motor. Lint most likely the problem. Hope this helps.
1 Check that the dryer door is closing completely. Remove anything that blocks the dryer door from closing. 2 Ensure the "Start" button is pressed firmly to start the dryer cycle, the dryer is not overloaded and the clothing is not balled up. Any of these things can prevent the dryer from operating and/or drying the clothes.
3 Use a level to confirm your Whirlpool dryer is sitting flatly and evenly on the ground. Adjust the dryer as necessary for it to be level as the dryer will vibrate and make unnecessary noise when sitting unevenly. 4 Examine the inside of the Whirlpool dryer drum and in the space around the drum for loose change, pens, hair ties and other items that could have been left in the pockets of clothing. These items will cause noise and potentially cause the dryer to become inoperable. 5 Examine the Whirlpool dryer's lint trap for excess lint. Remove any lint from the trap and place it back into position. Always clean the lint trap between dryer cycles. Inspect the area around the dryer and in the ventilation and exhaust systems. Remove any built up lint and clean the area thoroughly. Built up lint is a fire hazard and can cause operating issues. 6 Check the gas shutoff valve if your Whirlpool dryer is gas powered. Ensure the shutoff valve is turned all the way to the "On" position. 7Check the electric plug and ensure it fits securely in the outlet. 8 inspect both the fuse box and circuit breaker for any electrical problems. Replace any blown fuses, if necessary, and reset the circuit breaker if it has been tripp
The thermal cut-off has blown open due to the high-limit thermostat failure to cycle off in order to regulate the heating element temperature as the noticed extreme dryer temperature indicates. These two components are wired in series with the heating element as a safety measure to cut power to the element should the dryer temperature go extremely high like your case.
Disconnect power then make sure the lint filter is clear, the vent system is not restricted, and the inside of the cabinet is clean. A vacuum cleaner may be used to extract lint built up inside the dryer cabinet particularly the bottom. Replacing both the thermal cut-off and the high-limit thermostat is a must but only after the all areas mentioned are cleaned.
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Check air flow out of unit and ensure you do have some foreign object stuck in the blower wheel. UNPLUG unit, and clear out exhaust tube from dryer. Have a professional clean house vent if you cannot see where the vent exits the house. It is common on Whirlpool, top of cabinet vent opening to have objects fall into the lint screen opening and restrict airflow.
there is a vent cleaning kit that can be baught at lowes or home depot and comes with attachments to get down inside the lint trap to be vaccumed out.
you can also lift the lid and remove the front panel and get to the trap area
Your Roper dryer is made by Whirlpool, there is no reason to clean lint from around the heater, very little lint collects in that area. Every once in a while you can take the front off by removing 2 screws from under the lint screen, then pry up the top and there are 2 screws that hold the front on inside facing out. After removing the front you can vacuum inside below the drum.
once that you have lifted the top up you can remove the two screws that are down inside the frount panel about three inches, pull out on the frount panel and swing to the side, if the lint buildup is large then check the vent to the dryer for any kink a shop vack works great for this chore