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    • Part Number: AP4043270
    • MFG Part Number: 33001809
    • Made by: Whirlpool
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Even though I set my control to "delacate air fluff" the temperature doesn't drop from high. What's going on?

James W. for Model Number mde88000ayw

ANSWER Hello James, There are only two possibilities and it could be a combination of the two. You see, when air fluff is chosen, you break 120Vac off of the heater element. If the exhaust duct is restricted, heat will be held in the unit and appear to be still heating because the heat is blown past the felt dryer drum seals back into the cabinet where it is recirculated. The other possibility is a heating element Y308612 shorted to ground, causing a medium heat situation anytime the unit is running. While this is possible, it isn't likely because, as I said, this would be a medium heat situation. Since the heating element is designed to run on 240Vac, and if it's shorted to ground it will only have 120Vac on it, it would appear to be on low or medium heat at all times.....unless the exhaust duct is crimped or clogged. Check the exhaust for crimps or clogs as this is the most probable cause and the most denied by customers. Remember the duct should be as short and straight as possible while being a full 4 inches for proper air flow. 

Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com   |   Friday, July 20, 2012

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