Whirlpool dryer not drying

Whirlpool dryer not drying. If you have a dryer that’s not drying, the solution could be as simple as cleaning out the lint trap.

This tiny flap collects lint and can clog up over time, which means reduced airflow with every load of laundry, subsequently leading to less dryness.

To clean the lint trap for your dryer, all you need to do is pull it out before starting up a cycle and wipe it clean.

Doing this will unclog it so air can flow freely into and through the drum once again, which in turn should result in drier clothes each time you load them up.

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Here we will discuss some common issues and solutions for whirlpool dryers not drying.

Problem with Gas Valve Solenoid

Gas dryers have two or more gas valve solenoid coils. The gas valve solenoids open the gas valve to allow gas to flow into the burner assembly.

If one or more of the solenoid coils are defective, we recommend that you replace them as a set, as a failure in just one can cause the dryer to take forever to dry your clothes, even after adjusting the dryer dial all the way up!

If it’s nearing maintenance time, check out if there are any other common causes for why your clothes may not be drying right away.

Blower wheel problem

The blower wheel works with the airflow caused by the blower to draw air into the dryer drum. Lint or socks, and sometimes articles of clothing, can escape from the filter and get caught in the blower wheel housing.

The sleeve can also wear out, causing it to move on the motor shaft, leading to a wobbling effect which can eventually stop working entirely.

If you are experiencing long drying times for your clothes, it is worth checking whether this may be caused by an obstructed blower wheel, but equally, if airflow seems insufficient when diagnosing a fault, it could indicate that there is an issue with your current motor as well as possible obstruction of your duct/blower wheel morphology.

Remember, if you find yourself unable to determine which issue is occurring – replace both together, ensuring you’re getting great value for money and high standards of efficiency!

Defective Moisture Sensor

It’s important to replace a moisture sensor when it is defective in order to maintain an appropriate drying cycle. However, this rarely happens as it is much more common for other parts, like the thermostat or amplifier, to be at fault.

Before replacing a moisture sensor, make sure that everything else related to the drying cycle works by checking the thermostats, amplifiers, and exhaust fan.

If you have confirmed that everything but the sensor itself is working properly, then you can go ahead and change out your moisture sensor as needed!

Faulty Cycling Thermostat

When your dryer is no longer heating, one of the possible causes is a defective cycling thermostat.

However, before replacing the cycling thermostat, you must first look at other components that are sometimes more commonly faulty and check they are working properly.

This way, you can pretty much skip straight to testing the thermostat if you know all its parts are working as they should.

To test it using a multimeter, check for continuity – if there isn’t any, then it means that the cycling thermostat needs to be replaced.

Problem with Heating Element

The heating element assembly helps warm the air in your dryer as it makes its way through. If the assembly is burnt out, or if any other part of the assembly is defective, your dryer won’t receive enough heat, and clothes will take a considerable amount of time to get dry.

To determine whether the problem lies with the element itself or some other aspect of the heating system, use a multimeter to test for continuity between two prongs on one end of the element.

If there isn’t continuity when you test it, then you need to replace this entire heating unit assembly right away so that everything can run smoothly again.

Air Flow issue

If your vent isn’t working properly or if there is a build-up of lint, your dryer will take longer to do its job.

That’s why it’s super important to clean out the venting system of your dryer once each year during the summer months when it heats up.

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