Author Topic: Whirlpools Dryer Vent Test Kit  (Read 602 times)

Offline AJ

  • Technician
    Administrator
  • Member Since: Jun 2007
  • Posts: 9300
  • Country: us
    • ApplianceJunk.com - Appliance Repair Help
Whirlpools Dryer Vent Test Kit
« on: April 19, 2014, 10:07:35 AM »
What do you think of Whirlpool dryer vent test kit as shown in this video?





Have you ever used one?


Anyone know the part number for it?
Hope you find our site helpful.

Offline Bailey

  • Technician
  • Member Since: Dec 2011
  • Posts: 622
  • Country: us
Re: Whirlpools Dryer Vent Test Kit
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2014, 10:37:08 AM »
Thanks for the video. Haven't seen that device before. Certainly falls under the KISS rule. So good airflow pulls the card off its hanger.

Offline AJ

  • Technician
    Administrator
  • Member Since: Jun 2007
  • Posts: 9300
  • Country: us
    • ApplianceJunk.com - Appliance Repair Help
Re: Whirlpools Dryer Vent Test Kit
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2014, 10:40:04 AM »
Don't understand why Whirlpool would go through the trouble of creating and posting a video about it and then not give us the part number, but that seems to be what they have done, lol...
Hope you find our site helpful.

Offline dab147315

  • Technician
  • Member Since: Oct 2010
  • Posts: 1368
  • Country: us

Offline AJ

  • Technician
    Administrator
  • Member Since: Jun 2007
  • Posts: 9300
  • Country: us
    • ApplianceJunk.com - Appliance Repair Help
Re: Whirlpools Dryer Vent Test Kit
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2014, 12:25:26 PM »
Part # 8522199

Thanks dab147315
Hope you find our site helpful.

Offline theoldstoveguy

  • Technician
  • Member Since: Jan 2008
  • Posts: 1249
  • Country: us
    • Buy me a beer through paypal
Re: Whirlpools Dryer Vent Test Kit
« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2014, 01:26:06 PM »
I use mine a lot, good to see how air flow is without going outside and wandering around the house. Only works on Whirlpool dryers and some others. It won't work well on Whirlpool units with a belt driven blower. The only confusing part is why is it poor heat on electric but OK on gas? Never spent the time to read the manual maybe an answer in there.

Offline tgoods

  • Technician
    Moderator
  • Member Since: Jul 2010
  • Posts: 1465
  • Country: us
    • Buy me a beer through paypal
Re: Whirlpools Dryer Vent Test Kit
« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2014, 05:13:14 PM »
I see a flaw with this test. It only tells if you have airflow exiting the drum, it doesn't show what the airflow isover the element.  I can tell how good the airflow is by watching the element.  Bright red=bad airflow, dull red=good airflow.

 

Dryer Vent Airflow Restrictions

Started by TechnicianBrian

Replies: 0
Views: 2252
Last post July 05, 2008, 06:19:30 AM
by TechnicianBrian
Cabrio Dryer & Diagnotic Test (Standby)Mode

Started by missnaz

Replies: 5
Views: 6371
Last post June 12, 2009, 10:51:05 PM
by JWWebster
Dryer vent for an LG DLG5932

Started by gxen

Replies: 2
Views: 2662
Last post August 20, 2009, 05:35:43 AM
by Repair-man
LG Dryer Fails flow test

Started by roadrunner1

Replies: 3
Views: 3277
Last post February 10, 2010, 12:24:46 PM
by roadrunner1
Dryer vent length,material and maintenance

Started by jumptrout51

Replies: 4
Views: 1640
Last post March 28, 2010, 09:57:57 PM
by john63
kenmore dryer vent

Started by joey102578

Replies: 12
Views: 2347
Last post October 11, 2011, 01:00:37 PM
by Ron E