Whirlpool Dryer does not fully dry clothes. We have to put dryer on twice to adequately dry clothes. Possible solution?
You will want to check your venting for obstructions. When checking the venting you want to check from the blower wheel to the outside of your home. A clogged vent will cause the unit to not dry clothes in a timely manner and will cause longer drying times.
My drier runs for 5 minutes then shuts off. If you try to turn the tub it hangs up. What can I do to fix it and what part do I need. Thanks
Answer Hello Michael. You need to check and see if the rollers, felt seals, or pulley is bad and needs to be replaced. It sounds like it is binding up the tub in the unit.
My dryer heats up and runs for about 5 min. And then quits. Any guesses?
Answer Hello Bryan. Check and see if the tub is binding up. If not, then the motor may be overheating and need to be replaced on the unit.
Why the dryer stop drying before drying cycle finish.
If the unit completely shut down and will not restart then you will want to check the thermal fuse on the blower housing for continuity. If there is no continuity then it is faulty and would need to be replaced. You would also want to check to make sure that the vent is clear to the outside of the home.
My dryer smells like kerosene cleaned everything on inside still smells that way.
Answer Hello Mr. L,
There is nothing inside the unit to cause a smell like that. Anything in the dryer that can overheat will smell like hot metal or electrical smell. This would have to be something put into the dryer that has caused this. I am not trying to blame you, but realize that different things combined can cause different odors and this could be an instant where two things in the dryer have clashed. If you are painting in the house, this air can be drawn in to cause the odor. Any rags or towels that have been washed that could have had a petroleium based substance on them can cause this. Try putting a considerable amount of white vinegar on a bath towel and run it in the dryer on low heat for a full drying cycle. This will many times eliminate a smell absorbed by the plastic tumblers. If the smell remains, you should check the dryer duct for anything on or inside it. Raccoons will carry things and hide them where they can. If the flapper is damaged on the outside of the house at the dryer duct, this could also be a possibility.