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Whirlpool Dryer Troubleshooting

 

DRYER OPERATION Dryer will not run

■    Has a household fuse blown, or has a circuit breaker tripped?

There may be two household fuses or circuit breakers for the dryer. Check that both fuses are intact and tight, or that both circuit breakers have not tripped. Replace the fuse or reset the circuit breaker. If the problem continues, call an electrician.

■    is the correct power supply available?

Electric dryers require a 240-volt power supply. Check with a qualified electrician.

■    Was a regular fuse used?

Use a time-delay fuse.

 

No heat

■    Has a household fuse blown, or has a circuit breaker tripped?

The drum may be turning, but you may not have heat. Elelctric dryers use two household fuses or circuit breakers.Replace the fuse or reset the circuit breaker. If the problem continues, call an electrician.

Dryer displaying code message

■    "PF" (power failure), check the following:

Was the drying cycle interrupted by a power failure?

Press and hold START/PAuSe to restart the dryer.

■    “L2” Diagnostic Code (low or no line voltage condition):

The drum will turn, but there may be a problem with your home power supply keeping the dryer’s heater from turning on. The dryer will continue to run when this diagnostic code is present.

Press any key to clear the code from the display and return to the estimated time remaining.

Try the following:

Check to see if a household fuse has blown or circuit breaker has tripped. Electric dryers use two household fuses or breakers. Replace the fuse or reset the circuit breaker.

Confirm the power cord is properly installed. Refer to “Electrical Connection” for details.

Select a Timed Dry heated cycle, and restart the dryer.

If the message persists, consult a qualified electrician.

■    “AF” (low airflow condition):

The dryer will continue to run when this diagnostic code is present. Press any key to clear the code from the display and return to the estimated time remaining.

Try the following:

Clean lint screen.

Check to see if the vent run from the dryer to the wall is free of lint and debris.

Confirm the exterior vent exhaust hood is free of lint and debris.

Confirm your vent system falls within the recommended run length and number of elbows for the type of vent you are using. Refer to “Plan Vent System” for details.

Select a Timed Dry heated cycle, and restart the dryer.

If the message persists, have your entire home venting run cleaned.

■    “E” Variable (E1, E2, E3) service codes:

Call for service.

DRYER RESuLTS Clothes are not drying satisfactorily, drying times are too long, or load is too hot

■    Is the lint screen clogged with lint?

Lint screen shold be cleaned before each load.

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Andrey has been in Electronics and Appliance Industry for over 15 years. Currently servicing Asheville, NC and Western North Carolina Area.

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