My dryer takes a very long time to dry the clothes, it's seems that it may not be getting hot enough. What do you suggest? Thanks Joe
Answer Joe, First check the exhaust vent system and hood. Check and make sure there are no kinks or clogs in the pipe and the vent hood isn't blocked or crushed. If this has been an on going problem, you'll want to consider replacing the WE4M160 hi limit/safety thermostat. It could become weak and start cycling "early". This is a "safety" thermostat and shouldn't operate unless the dryer overheats.
Time drying on our dryer works fine, but if we run the 'Optimum Dry' cycle, the dryer will not shut off. It still heats, but does not shut off automatically when the clothes are dry. We like the 'Optimum Dry' better than timed dry. It seems to heat better and we don't have to run the clothes through 2 cycles to get them dry. Any ideas on what the problem might be? I would like to salvage this dryer and get a few more years out of it. Thanks.
The first thing that you should look at is the venting. Check to make sure that you have a clear vent from the blower wheel all the way to the outside of the home. The reason for this is on time dry it requires 2 cycles to completely dry. This should not be the case and should dry in 1. Essentially if the vent is clogged, in either case of timed or optimum dry, the unit will trap moisture and cause it to not dry in adequate amount of time. The other thing that could be the issue if the vent is clear would be faulty outlet thermostat on the blower housing which is part number WE4M127.