Whirlpool Duet Sport Dryer WED8300SW1
Posted 25 June 2011 - 11:54 AM
I cleaned out the vents, in the dryer and out to the roof, it worked for a few loads and cleared again. I've blown out everything (dryer, vents, outside vent, etc) but the dryer seems to be running hot and don't want to replace the thermal fuse again by running it until I fix the heat issue (if there is one).
Heater resistance test at 10 ohms, exhaust thermistor at 13 k ohms.
When on air only, I still get heat, but not much (heater coil does not glow). On super delicate, about 1/4 of heater glows, same with heavy. Should only a quarter of the heater glow? Just seems hot, maybe because the dryer is empty? Should I get any heat on the Air Only setting?
It may be ok, but I have replaced the thermal fuse three times and want to make sure everything else is ok before having to do it again (the person that designed its location should be beaten with his/her own shoes).
If it is the heater, how do I get it out? My model seems different than the manual.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Posted 25 June 2011 - 12:56 PM
some of these new elements are a big pain in the ass to remove...seen a couple you had to remove the drum a take screws out that had sandwiched the element in...some simply slide out the front...gonna have to open it up and see.
Edited by KurtiusInterupptus, 25 June 2011 - 01:00 PM.
Posted 25 June 2011 - 12:59 PM
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Posted 25 June 2011 - 01:03 PM
Thanks again for the help.
Posted 05 July 2011 - 06:59 PM
I took the entire dryer apart to replace the heater coil. Turns out the duct that the heater is sandwiched in is only held in by a clip (or 2?) in the back where it connects to the duct leading to the drum.
Put everything back together, did some checks and the problem (or at least a problem) has been resolved. Old heater was shorting out.
While moving things around in the vast open space of the bottom of the dryer, I moved the heater duct and it came free from the back connection to the vent to the drum. Could anyone please tell me if there is a way or trick to put this back in without completely disassembling the dryer again, and is there supposed to be two clips?
Posted 06 July 2011 - 09:33 AM
I did see the entire dryer disassembly video which was a very big help, just wondering if I have to go through it again to get the heater sandwich duct re installed, or can it be done using a simpler method. It seems that I should just be able to install this part without complete disassembly, I just can't seem to figure out how.
Thanks for the reply!
Posted 06 July 2011 - 09:50 AM
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Posted 06 July 2011 - 11:15 AM
1. Turn off the gas to the dryer and disconnect the electrical power.
2. Remove the two hex-head screws from the bottom flange of the toe panel.
Pull the panel out at the bottom, pull down, and remove the panel.
3. Remove the hex-head screw from the heater shield and remove the shield.
4. To remove the heater:
a ) Remove the two wires from the terminal block.
b ) Remove the hex-head screw from the heater housing, and slide the heater out of the duct.
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Posted 06 July 2011 - 05:13 PM
The bracket or clip in the back seems to need to rotate in and I can't get enough angle to do so. Guess I'll just take it apart again...
Here is an additional pic of the shield and how the heater is sandwiched in.
Posted 06 July 2011 - 05:16 PM
You have the kind Sublime Master Kurtius was talking about, where the heater is sandwiched in the case. Dryer disassembly is the only option to replace the heater on these. Not that big a deal. Heck, you awwta be good at it by now!
Posted 06 July 2011 - 05:19 PM
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