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Removing Accumulated Lint; Changing The Drum Light; Troubleshooting; Dryer Operation - Whirlpool Clothes Dryer User Instructions

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Removing Accumulated Lint

From Inside the Dryer Cabinet
Lint should be removed every 2 years, or more often, depending
on dryer usage. Cleaning should be done by a qualified person.
From Inside the Exhaust Vent
Lint should be removed every 2 years, or more often, depending
on dryer usage.
First try the solutions suggested here and possibly avoid the cost of a service call...

Dryer Operation

Dryer will not run
Check the following:
Is the power cord plugged in?
Has a fuse blown, or has a circuit breaker tripped? There
may be 2 fuses or circuit breakers for the dryer. Check to
make sure both fuses are intact and tight, or that both circuit
breakers have not 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?
No heat
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.
For gas dryers, is the valve open on the supply line?
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
1. Unplug dryer or disconnect power.
2. Open the dryer door. Locate the light bulb cover on the back
3. Turn bulb counterclockwise. Replace the bulb with a 10-watt
4. Plug in dryer or reconnect power.


Clothes are not drying satisfactorily
Lint on load

Changing the Drum Light

wall of the dryer. Remove the screw located in the lower right
corner of the cover. Remove the cover.
appliance bulb only. Replace the cover and secure with the

Dryer Results

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 your Installation Instructions.
Is the exhaust vent crushed or kinked? Replace with heavy
metal or flexible metal vent. See your Installation Instructions.
Are fabric softener sheets blocking the grille? 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.
Is the lint screen clogged? Clean lint screen. Check for air
Is the load properly sorted? Sort lint givers (towels, chenille)
from lint takers (corduroy, synthetics). Also sort by color.
Is the load too big or too heavy? Dry smaller loads so lint
can be carried to the lint screen.
Was the load overdried? Use correct dryer settings for load
type. Overdrying can cause lint-attracting static electricity.
See "Dryer Cycle Descriptions" (separate sheet).
Was paper or tissue left in pockets?
Is pilling being mistaken for lint? Pilling (surface fuzz) is
caused by normal wear and laundering.


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