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Whirlpool Duet dryer GEW9200LW1 not drying completely


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#1 ebcjlc

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Posted 31 December 2011 - 01:08 AM

My Dryer (Whirlpool GEW9200LW1) does not seem to dry clothes in anything except TIMED DRY at 99 minutes, and then could take twice at that setting to dry. About year ago After I returned from OEF my wife said the dryer wasn't working well. I cleaned out the vents completely and it work for a little while as if it were new, but only for a short time. The dryer gets hot but the clothes don't seem to dry unless I set it for manual time on any load medium or large.

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Posted 31 December 2011 - 01:13 AM

all you need is heat (you say it's good)
and air-flow / vent (you say it's good)
OR possibly your Washer isn't Spinning the water out completely.

check your Venting System
Dryer Vent
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 31 December 2011 - 04:02 AM

Mang, if the dryer is only getting your clothes dry on timed dry and no other settings, you might want to try a new timer.
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Posted 31 December 2011 - 08:20 AM

AA, this unit is electronic...no timer to speak of...
You may want to check your element for a break ,maybe weldded to to the can, running on half vaoltage...
Double check the entire vent system, including interally of the dryer, especially the filter chute...

Please report the cycling temps at the vent outlet with the unit empty, on normal high heat...
Sure sounds like a vent issue...
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Posted 01 January 2012 - 08:25 PM

1. Clean out the dryer vents (internal & ducting), vent to outside also. took the lid and front kick panel off and vacuumed those areas also. Made sure there is no kinks in duct when I reinstalled it. Duct is 1 foot long and is now a straight shot to the wall outlet. Blows pretty hard all the way out. Ran the dryer (empty) on timed dry: Temperature hit 159 within 4 minutes and then bounced between 158-146 (used a digital therometer) throughout the cycle. According to the paper work that came with dryer it should be 155 (+- 10), according to the specs this is within limits. Ran a load of towels on heavy cycle, at the end of the cycle some of towels were still damp.

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Posted 01 January 2012 - 09:31 PM

all you need is heat (you say it's good)
and air-flow / vent (you say it's good)
OR possibly your Washer isn't Spinning the water out completely.


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Posted 01 January 2012 - 10:56 PM

You need to run that guys self diagnostics. Check the moisture sensor. Also Ive noticed with these guys and similar models that if the load is too light or heavy it wont dry correctly on the auto modes. So timed dry is where you need to be for weird loads.




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