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WHIRLPOOL DRYER

AUTO DRY PROBLEM

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#1 dryerman45

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Posted 30 June 2013 - 02:03 PM

Hi SAMURAIS,

Ihave a whirlpool dryer model# WED5100VQ1.The customer says it works fine in timed dry but doesnt dry clothes hardly at all in auto dry.The timer is advancing in the auto dry mode and will complete the cycle but clothes are not dry.

Help appreciated

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Posted 30 June 2013 - 02:18 PM

Vent problem.

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Posted 30 June 2013 - 02:20 PM

Bad timer.



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Posted 30 June 2013 - 02:46 PM

could be the Timer

could be a Vent problem

 

Dryer Vent 4" diameter

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 30 June 2013 - 03:03 PM

Easiest check is to use a green scrub pad (the one you use for dishes) and clean off the sensor bars inside you dryer... Open the door Stick your head inside the drum and look at your toes. They are two bars about 4 inches long and parallel to each other. Also everything above is valid too.

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Posted 30 June 2013 - 03:12 PM

I replace that same China timer weeks ago for no heat broke.Took It apart and still could not see any burnt contacts and jump it out and got heat.Worse timer i ever saw.But saying that your going to have to check everything out to get to that point.



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Posted 30 June 2013 - 03:19 PM

No Sensor Bars on this model.



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Posted 30 June 2013 - 03:38 PM

Also l like to test cycling thermostat with the vent on and back panel off with a voltmeter or as i use a neon test light that i made up out of a G.E #WB2x1608 neon light with alligator test leads and see if it is cycling on the right thermostat .And sit there and watch it cycle.



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Posted 30 June 2013 - 06:40 PM

same Thermostat used for Regular Dry and Auto Dry


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Posted 30 June 2013 - 11:33 PM

look at the wire diagram, is there a big resister inline with the timer??? about a 5000 watt resister.....The resister is located in the console, some look like a small sound coil.................



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Posted 01 July 2013 - 02:35 AM

Moved from the Kitchen to the Laundry forum.

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 07:20 AM

... is there a big resister inline with the timer???

no resistor

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 01:03 PM

I suspect the timer .

It my have different contacts to power heating circuit.

I would test Black “C” to Red “A” at the timer for continuity.

With timer set to timed dry and then autodry.

 

Saw this on an old Maytag once. Just sayin.






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