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Changing The Drum Light; Troubleshooting - Whirlpool 8314841B Use And Care Manual

Whirlpool electric and gas dryers use & care guide
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Changing the Drum Light

If your dryer has a drum light, the dryer light automatically turns
on inside the dryer drum when you open the door.
To change the drum light
1. Unplug dryer or disconnect power.
2. Open the dryer door. Locate the light bulb cover on the back
wall of the dryer. Remove the screw located in the lower right
corner of the cover. Remove the cover.
3. Turn bulb counterclockwise. Replace the bulb with a 10-watt
appliance bulb only. Replace the cover.
4. Plug in dryer or reconnect power.
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TROUBLESHOOTING

First try the solutions suggested here and possibly avoid
the cost of a service call...
Clothes are not drying satisfactorily
Check the following:
Is the lint screen clogged with lint?
Is the exhaust vent or outside exhaust hood clogged with lint,
restricting air movement? Run the dryer for 5-10 minutes.
Hold your hand under the outside exhaust hood to check air
movement. If you do not feel air movement, clean exhaust
system of lint or replace exhaust vent with heavy metal or
flexible metal vent. See "Installation Instructions."
Is the exhaust vent crushed or kinked? Replace with heavy
metal or flexible metal vent. See "Installation Instructions."
Has a fuse blown, or a circuit breaker tripped? Electric dryers
use 2 household fuses or breakers. The drum may be turning,
but you may not have heat.
Has an air dry cycle been selected? Select the right cycle for
the types of garments being dried. See "Drying, Cycle and
Temperature Tips."
For gas dryers, is the valve open on the supply line?
Are fabric softener sheets blocking the grill? Use only one
fabric softener sheet, and use it only once.
Is the dryer located in a room with temperature below
45ºF (7ºC)?
Proper operation of dryer cycles requires temperatures above
45ºF (7ºC).
Was a cold rinse water used? Was the load very wet?
Expect longer drying times with items rinsed in cold water
and with items that hold moisture (cottons).
Is the load too large and heavy to dry quickly?
Separate the load to tumble freely.
Dryer will not run
Check the following:
Is the power cord plugged in?
Has a fuse blown, or has a circuit breaker tripped?
Was a regular fuse used? Use a time-delay fuse.
Is the dryer door firmly closed?
Was the START button firmly pressed?
Is a cycle selected?
Unusual sounds
Has the dryer had a period of non-use?
If the dryer hasn't been used for a while, there may be a
thumping sound during the first few minutes of operation.
Is it a gas dryer?
The gas valve clicking is a normal operating sound.

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