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Offline kellonnie

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whirlpool dryer
« on: October 07, 2011, 04:58:47 PM »
woman called says her dryer will not start, of course thermal fuse, changed it cleaned out lint in dryer and venting, with lint filter out the dryer runs like a champ, put it in it sounds like its choking out, took out lint filter cleaned it also cleaned the vent holes in the back of the drum, still same problem, cycling thermo is working properly. now i am stumped...help plz

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Re: whirlpool dryer
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2011, 07:20:09 PM »
  You know the drill. Model Number? Have you checked the blower wheel.

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Re: whirlpool dryer
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2011, 07:28:26 PM »
Does the filter go in the top?
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Re: whirlpool dryer
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2011, 07:30:52 PM »
blower wheel is in good shape not broken or loose, i know i know but i didnt write the model number down, but its a standard whirlpool dryer, with heating element in back and lint filter on top.

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Re: whirlpool dryer
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2011, 07:38:55 PM »
All them filters aint the same. Hers might be the flat filter and the one she is using has ridges on it. If that is the case you remove the ridges and party on!
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Re: whirlpool dryer
« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2011, 07:42:33 PM »
she says its original filter, and by ridges you mean on the sides, this one has them if thats what youmean, by removing them , like cut them off?

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Re: whirlpool dryer
« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2011, 07:46:17 PM »
Well if that is the original then it should not have to be modified. Did you remove the filter housing and wash it out?
Last week I found a small pair of vice grips inside a housing.
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Re: whirlpool dryer
« Reply #7 on: October 07, 2011, 07:50:01 PM »
i did take it all apart.filter housing, filter, even the part of the drum where the filter housing connects all scrubbed clean she said she used dryer sheets when it was new only for a few months, 4 yrs ago but i figured got nothing to loose cleaning it all out however she does use liquid fabric softner.

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Re: whirlpool dryer
« Reply #8 on: October 07, 2011, 07:53:36 PM »
Need a new filter. Fab softener cloggs the filter.
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Re: whirlpool dryer
« Reply #9 on: October 07, 2011, 07:56:24 PM »
scrubbing it wouldnt help, cuz i can run a new filter over there asap that would be great

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Re: whirlpool dryer
« Reply #10 on: October 07, 2011, 11:01:50 PM »
I always scrub my gummy ones with Dawn and hot water. Works for me.

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Re: whirlpool dryer
« Reply #11 on: October 13, 2011, 08:35:40 AM »
LOL, IT APPEARS WHEN DRY CLOTHES ARE IN DRYER THEY TEND TO MAKE THE DEADENING SOUND AS THEY PASS THE FILTER VENT IN THE TUB OF THE DRYER. DOESNT HAPPEN WHEN CLOTHES ARE WET OR WHEN NO CLOTHES ARE IN DRYER, BUT IVE NEVER SEEN THIS BEFORE, OR MAYBE NEVER NOTICED?

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