Whirlpool dryer takes too long to dry

dayrac

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Sep 2, 2013
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Location
Washington
Model Number
GEQ9800LW1
Brand
Whirlpool
Age
6-10 years
I have checked all the basics: lint trap clean, discharge hose clear, flow out vent good. The heat on high setting does not seem hot enough. Is there a service manual that will have the troubleshooting steps. I am familiar with troubleshooting electronics on Class 8 truck diesel engines and working with meters. Any help is much appreciated.
 

Jake

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Ok,

If your absolutely sure you don't have a vent restriction to the outside of your house, then with no clothes in it, take off your bottom access panel so you can watch your heating element while its running, when the dryer is running that element should glow a dim red color, not bright red. And it should stay on about 3-5 minutes till the thermostat cycles it off.

If it glows bight red, then pull your dryer out from the wall and remove the exhaust vent hose from it and try it again.

Also while its out from the wall use a meat/oven thermometer while the dryer is running take its temperature in the back where the air comes out. Normal cycling temps are 115-180 degrees.

Jake
 
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