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Whirlpool Duet Dryer - Poor drying


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#1 dolomite

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Posted 28 February 2011 - 07:45 AM

Hi, I hope that some one can help me with this issue. My Whirlpool Duet dryer is not drying well and water is gathering in the Vent hose. This is the second time that it has happened. Maybe a year ago, it did the same thing and I cleaned and drained the hose. It started working fine again. Is this a common thing with this Dryer?

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Posted 28 February 2011 - 08:43 AM

First order of business: Since you posted a topic without providing a model number per stated rules :Posted Image


now that we got that out of the way, did you clean your entire vent system, including part running through house/wall. And if I am understanding you correctly, you are complaining about cleaning vent once a year? That should be the minimum time in which you clean vent. Is your vent hose crimped any? Are your clothes reasonably wringed before attempting to dry?

Now if your model is a steamer dryer and you did not post a model number.....well:
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Posted 28 February 2011 - 11:46 PM

Sorry, my model number is GEW9200LW1. I only cleaned out the vent hose. I did not clean the entire vent system. It is not that I am complaining about having to clean the vent hose.
I just wasn't aware that it was something that had to be done regularly. To clean the Entire Vent system do I take off the bottom Panel?



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Posted 01 March 2011 - 12:06 AM

I mean clean the ventilation pipe that runs through the wall or floor. Remember, dryers dry primarily by moving air, secondarily by heat. So it is of utmost importance that your ventilation is good. If you know where the vent exhausts to the outside of your house, take a look at it and see if air is coming out when dryer is running. Even if you think hot air is coming out, it is a good idea to blow out the ventilation pipe. You can do this with a leaf blower or a shop vac on reverse. Stick the blower nozzle in the vent (where your hose from the dryer connects to the wall/floor) surround the nozzle with a cloth or something to block gap between vent hole and nozzle and turn blower on. Low at first then on high but being careful not to damage your vent line if it is of the old plastic variety (need to change it anyhow to metal). If you feel a lot of blow back then you may have a clogged line...continue until you clear any obstruction. Reconnect hose from dryer to vent hole, making sure your hose is not kinked or crimped. See if this solves your problem.

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Posted 01 March 2011 - 06:47 AM

Thanks, I will give it a shot.




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