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Whirlpool Duet Sport Electric Dryer - Model #WED8300SW0


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Posted 01 July 2011 - 10:52 AM

Ok..so here's where I am. I had a repairman here yesterday to work on my Whirlpool Duet Dryer. It was running but not heating. He replaced the heating element and the thermostat, to the tune of $300 parts and labor. After he left, I ran about a half of a load of clothes through the dryer, no problem. This morning I get up to do laundry and this time the dryer just beeps, clicks, and won't run. I ran the diagnostics and get the code F-26 which I know means motor drive system failure. What I am wondering is what exactly that means and what I'm looking at as far as fixing it? I talked to the repair place again and was told that they would come back free of charge, but if they determined that it was something different than what was done yesterday or didn't occur because of the call yesterday, then I would have to pay another $129 call and parts.

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Posted 01 July 2011 - 11:23 AM

... code F-26 which I know means motor drive system

How's the white Thermal Fuse on the Blower Housing ?
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you may have a Vent problem ...
Vent should be rigid metal.
Short lengths of flexible metal may be OK, if not crimped when moving the Dryer into place.
NO plastic
NO PVC
NO screws
Foil Duct Tape is OK.
With an empty load, Timed Dry, High Heat, the vent temperature should cycle somewhere between 135F and 160F
Check / clean the Dryer Vent
Disconnect the Dryer Vent and check for good air-flow there and where it exits the house.
Check the Vent air temperature at the back of the Dryer.


 


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Posted 01 July 2011 - 11:37 AM

Thank you for your reply. When the repairman left yesterday, I followed all of his advice and cleaned out all the venting areas inside and outside and shortened the vent hose so that it wasn't bent. From what I have read, I am suspecting the thermal fuse. I am not sure if they will look at it as being the same issue and not charge me for a return visit, or if I should try to just replace it myself before taking a chance on another couple hundred dollars.




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