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Whirlpool Gold Ultimate Care II: No heat

I cleaned vents, lint traps, blower motor any thing I could get the vacuum hose at. The lint trap casing was very clogged. I get great air flow but no heat. The dryer is a Whirlpool Gold Ultimate Care II and the model is GGC985HQ!

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  • Anonymous Jan 08, 2009

    I have same problem and we are trying to fix it ourselves

  • Donald Menezes May 02, 2013

    YEP USED A 15 AMP AUTO FUSE WORKED LIKE A CHAMP AND NOW MY WIFE CAN DRY HER CLOTHES AND I CAN FINALY TAKE MY NAP ! AND GET THE ORIGINAL PART TOMORROW.

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2014

    Spins and sounds normal, but no heat.

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    Hi, I have an Kenmore Eco Care electric dryer model 417.83042201 that doesn't turn off, it has to be manually turned off by moving the timer dial to the "OFF" position or by opening the dryer door. I removed the back vent, dryer vent hose, as well as the lint filter assembly inside and cleaned out all lint debris but it still will not turn off. I welcome any suggestions of how I can remedy this, thank you!

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Didc, on a gas dryer, if the thermal fuse blows it will still rotate, but will not heat. Since this is a gas dryer, see if the ignitor is glowing. If it is, then you know the thermal fuse is good. If not, the thermal fuse may be blown or the ignitor itself and thus the reason for no heat. Catriver.Whirlpool Gold Ultimate Care II: No heat - 7152136.jpg

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I had the same problem, and found you can use 10 amp auto fuse for a temporary fix.

Posted on Apr 02, 2009

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    cilirraent Apr 16, 2013

    THIS WORKED GREAT GLAD I SAW IT I NEEDED WORK CLOTHES AND HAD NO DRYER

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Heat turns on for short time then off

Posted on Aug 10, 2010

  • Jorge Villalobos Nov 04, 2011

    Did you ever got an answer? I have the same issue with my gas drier.

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Thanks to Catriver, I fixed my Whirlpool Gas Dryer, LGR5636EQ2. It wasnt heating up. The heating element wasnt even going on. I checked voltage to the heating element and I wasnt getting any. So, after reading this from Catriver, I took out the Thermal Fuse and checked continuity and there wasnt any. So I replaced it and now the thing works again. !

Posted on Feb 19, 2008

  • Anonymous Nov 05, 2008

    Now I have another problem with the dryer months later. The heating is fine, but on the Auto Dry-miser setting (with the *), the knob is not moving to the off position when the clothes are dry. I came back hours later, the clothes were super dry and the unit was still on the * setting. Could it be the timer? If so, how is that changed?

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I too checked the Thermal fuse and it wasn;t getting continuity. I will replace the part tomorrow. Thanks for the great website!

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Do i have to use GAS? IS IT TRUE I CAN CONVERT TO ELECTRICITY?

Posted on May 28, 2010

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SOURCE: Whirlpool Gold Dryer GEQ9800PW1

take a screwdriver and push it in below the door at the top of the bottom panel, near each end of the panel, there is a springclip to pry on that that releases the panel and it will fold out and then lift off. then you can get access by removing a few screws.
BE SURE TO UNPLUG BEFORE WORKING ON IT.

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SOURCE: whirlpool duet electric dryer taking too long to dry

A1 Pull the dryer out away from the wall. Unhook the vent from the dryer completely. Do not put anything over the dryer exhaust on the back of the dryer. Do a normal load with the vent unhooked. If it dries better or ok like this then the problem is in the dryer venting. Like a blocked vent pipe or a smashed or restricted vent hose.
A2 - If the vent  doesn't make a difference, then check the blower wheel for excessive lint build up, check that there isn't anything stuck to the air intake baffle inside the drum, (i.e. the screen on the back wall of the dryer when looking into the drum). Check the lint filter chute for blockage. Check that the heating element isn't shorted to ground. Check the exhaust temperature of the dryer. A meat or pocket  thermometer can be used for this. It should cycle between 120 degrees and 170 degrees. Check that the drum seals to make sure the are not worn out.

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SOURCE: Whirlpool Duet Dryer - Working but no heat

i need help fixing my 5 year old dryer. whirlpool duet model GEW9200LW1. I have replaced the thermistor. I tested (with an ohm meter) the heating coil, thermal fuse, high limit thermostat, & heating element and they were all fine. I replaced the electronic control assembly and the user interface. THE DRYER STILL WONT HEAT.
Then it occurred to me that the sensor may not allow the dryer to heat if its not sensing wet. Could this be true? Have I been trouble shooting this wrong?
Help me.

Posted on Jun 25, 2010

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Takes about 4 hours to dry any load. Have tried different settings. Husband cleaned lint traps, hoses, etc. Gas turns on and shuts off about every couple of minutes. Any ideasa?


Most likely problem is the exhaust is plugged. Lint build up and eventually restricted the humid exhaust air.

To test for this locate the exhaust vent where it exits the house. With the dryer running feel for the air flow. It should be similar to the flow you feel from hair dryer.

Second test is to light load the dryer setting the heat to high and after several minutes of operation open the door and confirm the clothes are hot to the touch.

Hot clothes and no air flow for ever to dry!!

  1. Remove hose from wall connection. Confirm vent hose not plugged by running dryer. Very dusty process. If no air step 2.
  2. Remove vent hose from back of dryer. Confirm air flow from dryer. Very dusty process. No air step 3.
  3. Service dryer blower likely plugged with lint. If dryer basket turns I would assume blower is also turning connected by drive belt. The blockage internal to dryer.
  4. So if not 1,2 or 3 than blocked vent hose to the outside . Suggest using a vacuum hose to carefully try to retrieve lint build up. Lets hope that it is not a roof vent because it would really suck trying to pull the blockage out. And unless your Santa roof tops are dangerous places to play.
  5. Well at least at this point we know why the clothes are not getting dry. What ever you do do not breach the venting in the walls. Moisture will build up along with the lint and create havic with mold!!!
  6. Call your husband

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How to Fix Dryer Lint Problems


<span>Instructions</span> Things You'll Need: <ul> <li> <span>Vacuum cleaner</span> </li> <li> <span>Screwdriver</span> </li> <li> <span>Electric leaf blower</span> </li></ul> <ol> <li> Remove the lint trap from the dryer and peel off the accumulated fuzz.<br /> </li> <li> Vacuum the top of the dryer, the floor nearby and underneath for lint at least once a week. When you remove the lint trap, tiny particles fly into the air and settle nearby. Behind and underneath the dryer are favorite hiding places for dryer lint.<br /> </li> <li> Disconnect the vent tube from the rear of the dryer and inspect it every month. Dryer lint accumulates more easily in flexible plastic tubes than rigid aluminum ones, because curves halt the lint's path.<br /> </li> <li> Clean the vent tube leading to the wall annually. As for the tube leading to the exterior, a trick that sometimes works is aiming an electric leaf blower down the tube. The leaf blower can expel the lint through the exhaust on the exterior. Before using the leaf blower, check that all duct work is fastened securely.<br /> </li> <li> Unscrew and remove the back panel on the dryer, if you're mechanically inclined. Particles that escaped the lint trap can accumulate inside the dryer cabinet, so vacuum this area.<br /> </li></ol>

on Jan 04, 2011 | Dryers

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Burning smell when dryer is turned on for a few minutes.


Hi Paul

At the very least, it could be that lint has collected in the vent hose.
There have been cases where lint has bypassed the lint trap and gone places that it shouldn't be.

Worst case scenario is that your dryer motor is checking out.

I'd have a pro look at this if there is no lint in the vent hose.

-Steve

Apr 02, 2015 | Dryers

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GE Dryer DBSR453Eb2WW takes twice as long to dry clothes


A clogged or partially clogged vent will reduce the air flow through the dryer and greatly increase the drying time. I assume you checked the drying time again after you cleaned the vents. Have you also checked that the lint trap is clean? Make sure no lint has found it's way around the lint trap and has jammed the intake.

I would be very suspicious of the 240 v breaker double breaker feeding the dyrer; maybe the dryer is only running on 120 vac instead of the full 240vac. The motor would be getting full power, but the heating element would only be getting half power.

Mar 26, 2013 | Dryers

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I have a kenmore elite model 110.8586 or 8587 anyway I cleaned my lent screen put it back as I always do after every load and know it say check lint screen


Possibilities

The sensor is dirty..remove the lint trap and clean the orifice with a Swiffer duster. Dryer sheets can clog the lint trap use a tooth brush and detergent to clean the lint trap. Alternately see if it presents the same issue operating it without the lint trap. If you have an air compressor blow out the slot too. Make sure the main exit hose is cleared also *vent duct*. Tip the unit and blow the air in too.

Or a melting type fuse mounts on the blower housing and is tied into the same circuit as the door switch. When it melts it shuts down everything and this keeps the lint from catching fire.

Also check the belts.

You can turn off the beeping if you would like. Instructions are in the manual. By Pressing the buzzer button it has Loud medium low and off positions.

Remove the rear vent and try the unit...

I'm thinking that your sensor is probably the issue here.

Jun 10, 2011 | Kenmore Dryers

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The dryer is getting the clothes hot, but not drying. What causes this problem? Thanks


venting issue, you can disconnect vent tube and run a load of clothes if it dries then it is the vent tube, if not then the dryer will need disassembled and all the lint clean out from the lint trap to the end of the dryers vent tube, if is recommended to clean the lint out of the inside of the dryer at least once a year, varying on usage, and the lint screen each time before/after use. Hope this helps Tim

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Takes to long to dry clothes


Check your lint trap and piping. Make sure that no lint is clogged in the lint trap all the way to out side. This is a pretty common issue.

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Dryer shuts off on E-1 code..Lint trap has been cleaned as well as vent hose and vent riser to outside.


Check for brisk air flow at outlet of vent hose (hose disconnected). If weak, remove lint screen and retry. If now has brisk flow, clean screen in hot water and detergent.

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Water in dryer


Clean out the lint trap and the vacuum the slot it goes into. Also clean out the vent hose and vacuum out all of the lint inside the dryer where the hose attaches. This is normally caused by lack of air flow.

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