Husband and Wife ready to divorce over whirlpool dryer!
Posted 01 August 2005 - 12:38 PM
My Whirlpool Dryer...
Whirlpool Dryer LG8861XWQ0
begins to heat for 15 or so seconds, then shuts off for 40 seconds, then turns back on, etc. etc. We have replaced the thermostat, coil on the gas valve, and all the heat sensors. The burner is firing up. We have checked the internal lint traps and ducts. At this present diagnostic stage, the dryer is not even hooked up to a vent.
My husband is becoming increasingly frustrated with trying to troubleshoot this problem. Due to an unforseen financial set back we are unable to purchase a new dryer or call a serviceman.
What's really ticking me off is that everytime he "installs" a new part he INSISTS the dryer is now behaving like it "did before". Hmph. As if he's experienced in using it.... Then we have the argument of me justifying it's behavior is not typical and him disputing my claim... It's like us wallpapering together all over again! I'm ready to put both him and the dryer on the curb and revert to simpler ways of life!
OK, seriously, though, I don't want to get stuck using a clothesline for a family of 4 AND a small restaurant!!! Please, any advice you can offer will be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time.
Posted 01 August 2005 - 12:58 PM
Posted 01 August 2005 - 12:59 PM
Initial rush of blood to the head having subsided, you're running it without the vent connected. Have you checked the airflow from the dryer? What you describe are the classic symptoms of an airflow problem. You've disconnected the dryer and checked/cleaned all internal vents - have you checked the lint chute? Blower wheel?
Check this out, may help.
Posted 01 August 2005 - 01:05 PM
Posted 01 August 2005 - 01:06 PM
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Posted 01 August 2005 - 01:19 PM
If you bypass the high temperature fuse sensor in the back of the dryer towards the top (that has two red wires connected to it) the burner will run continously. But if they are connected the burner cycles for 15 seconds every minute (turns on for 15 seconds, turns off for 45 seconds).
The airflow is clear.
Yes, the radiant sensor was replaced. It was the first thing replaced.
Both of the coils were replaced but they were replaced with "used coils" (from a friend's appliance shop, from a working dryer.)
My husband said, "I don't know exactly 'where' those are. There is a sensor that reaches a certain temperature that automatically shuts down the gas valve which was replaced. There is another sensor in the back that was replaced also.
Did he replace the safety thermostat and cycling themostat?
Posted 01 August 2005 - 04:00 PM
Check the chute where the filter goes in ya have to pull the back make sure thats clear alos .... Its strange that ya have that Hi limit going like that ..... Its not that its not possible its just rare .... Im thinking more airflow after alllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll. Thos eparts were changed .... also can you see thru your lint filter in the light its not clogged by by detergents and fab softners .... run the dryer w/ filter out .... I dunno on this one to much stuff changed .... strange I tell Ya
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