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    Default Whirlpool taking multiple cycles to dry clothes

    Model Number: GEQ9800LG0
    Brand: Whirlpool
    Age: 6-10 years

    Our dryer takes more than one cycle to dry clothes almost every time. I tried to figure it out on my own and finally took it to a repair shop. They made sure lint was clear and element was working, which it was. They thought maybe it was a thermostat, but they tested that and said it was breaking when it was supposed to. I asked them to replace it anyway.I brought it home today and it still will not dry in one cycle. I even tested outlet to make sure it was getting enough power.

    My question is; is it possible that there is a problem between the control switch on the top of the dryer(where you select drying mode) and the actual heating element? Even on the high heat setting it barely seems warm when you open the door during the cycle. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

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    You'll need to take a temperature test without clothes in it with the vent hose in the back off.

    Normal cycling temps. are 120-180 degrees.

    Tell us what it reads.

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    How do I check the temp inside the dryer? WHat type of thermometer, and where do I place it?

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    A temp. thermostat, you can buy a cheap one at any appliance parts store in your area, you measure the air temp. coming out from the back of your dryer directly.

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