After identifying the symptoms, troubleshoot a Whirlpool dryer by looking first for the most common problems, moving down to less frequent problems until you find the issue. Common complaints include noisiness, poor drying, insufficient heat and too much heat. Possible solutions include identifying blockages, broken components and malfunctioning control systems.Continue Reading
Abnormal noises emanating from a Whirlpool dryer can be caused by a broken or damaged belt, broken tensioner springs, objects stuck in the dryer vanes and objects stuck in the blower wheel. For Whirlpool dryers, look first for items caught in the removable plastic dryer vanes.
If the dryer is not drying items thoroughly, check for poor airflow by looking for clogs in the dryer vents. Ensure that the belt is not broken by checking that the dryer is turning as expected. Next, check if the motor is locked.
Depending on your model, address problems of insufficient heat by checking the air flow, thermostat, temperature control system, gas burner and electric heating elements.
If the dryer's temperature is too high, look for thermostat problems, poor or obstructed airflow, clogged dryer vents or blocked exhaust.
User manuals featuring diagrams of Whirlpool dryers can be accessed through Appliance Repair or on the Whirlpool website. In the 1990s, Whirlpool added a 27-inch model to its dryer line-up. The new model has different parts than the traditional 29-inch model.Full Answer >
All dryers made by Whirlpool may be serviced directly by a Whirlpool technician. Customers can schedule service on a Whirlpool appliance at Whirlpool.com under the Service and Repair link or by calling Whirlpool's customer service line at 1-800-253-1301, as of February 2015.Full Answer >
Whirlpool maintains a website that specializes in replacement parts for its products, including parts for Whirlpool dryers, at WhirlpoolPartsOnline.com. The website can be reached directly or through Whirlpool's main site by clicking on the Support and Service link, then clicking the Replacement Parts link.Full Answer >
As of 2015, Whirlpool washers and dryers are available at Best Buy, The Home Depot and Lowe's. Each retailer sells the appliances individually, as well as in combination models.Full Answer >