Whirlpool dryer troubleshooting

Many breakages of drying machine could be corrected your own hands. But if the breakage is serious there is a necessity to call professional repairmen. To find out exactly what had happened to your device, see the troubleshooting table. There are also ways to solve the problem.

Whirlpool Cabrio dryer troubleshooting

If you experiencePossible CausesSolution
Dryer will not runDoor not closed completely.Make sure the dryer door is closed completely.
Start/Pause button not pressed firmly or held long enough.Press and hold the START/PAUSE button 2-5 seconds.
Household fuse is blown or circuit breaker has tripped.There may be 2 household fuses or circuit breakers for the dryer. Check that both fuses are intact and tight, or that both circuit breakers have not tripped. Replace the fuses or reset the circuit breaker. If the problem continues, call an electrician.
Incorrect power supply.Electric dryers require 240-volt power supply. Check with a qualified electrician.
Wrong type of fuse.Use a time-delay fuse.
Dryer will not heatHousehold fuse is blown or circuit breaker has tripped.The drum may be turning, but you may not have heat. Electric dryers use 2 household fuses or circuit breakers. Replace the fuses or reset the circuit breaker. If the problem continues, call an electrician.
Incorrect power supply.Electric dryers require 240-volt power supply. Check with a qualified electrician.
Supply line valve not open.For gas dryers, make sure that the valve on the gas supply line is open.
Humming or whining noise when Steam cycle selectedWater valve on dryer is running.The water valve on the dryer is used during the Steam function. If the dryer has just been installed or unused for an extended period, the valve may be louder and mn longer. This Is normal.
Thumping noiseDryer hasn’t been used in a while.This is normal. The thumping sound should diminish after a few minutes of use.
Rattling or vibrating noiseA small object caught between the edges of dryer drum.Check the front and rear edges of the drum for small objects. Clean out pockets before laundering.
Dryer isn’t properly leveled.The dryer may vibrate if not properly installed. All four dryer feet should be in firm contact with the floor.
Clothing is balled up in dryer.When balled up, the load will bounce, causing the dryer to vibrate. Separate the load items and restart the dryer.
Clicking noiseGas valve operating.On gas dryers, you may hear the gas valve clicking as it opens and closes. This is normal.
Clothes are not drying satisfactorily or drying times are too longLint screen is clogged with lint.Clean lint screen before each load.
The exhaust vent or outside exhaust hood is clogged with lint, restricting air movement.Run the dryer for 5-10 minutes. Hold your hand under the outside exhaust hood to check air movement. If you do not feel air movement, clean exhaust system of lint or replace exhaust vent with heavy metal or flexible metal vent.
The exhaust vent is not the correct length.Check that the exhaust vent is not too long or has too many turns. Long venting will increase drying times.
The dryer is not level.Clothes not contacting the moisture sensors during Automatic cycles.
The exhaust vent diameter is not the correct size.Use 4" (102 mm) diameter vent material.
The Air Only temperature setting has been selected.Select the right temperature for the types of garments being dried.
Clothes are not drying satisfactorily or drying times are too longThe load is too large and heavy to dry quickly.Separate the load to tumble freely.
Fabric softener sheets are blocking the grille.The air outlet grille is just inside the door, behind the lint screen. Check that it is not blocked by a fabric softener sheet. Use only one fabric softener sheet, and use it only once.
The dryer is located in a room with temperature below 45F (7C).Proper operation of dryer cycles requires temperatures above 45F (7C).
The dryer is located in a closet.Closet doors must have ventilation openings at the top and bottom of the door. The front of the dryer requires a minimum of 1" (25 mm) of airspace, and, for most installations, the rear of the dryer requires 5” (127 mm).
Cycle time is too shortThe load may not be contacting the sensor strips on Automatic Cycles.Level the dryer. All four dryer feet should be in firm contact with the floor.
Clothes are coming out of the Steam cycles with damp or wet spots.Under certain environmental or installation conditions you may experience underdrying. Select the Quick Refresh cycle. Then select the appropriate time based on the load to be refreshed.
The Automatic Cycles are ending early.Change the dryness level setting on Automatic Cycles. Increasing or decreasing the dryness level will change the amount of drying time in a cycle. If loads are consistently ending too early
Lint on loadLint screen is clogged with lint.Clean lint screen before each load.
Stains on loadImproper use of fabric softener.Add dryer fabric softener sheets at the beginning of the cycle. Fabric softener sheets added to a partially dried load can stain your garments. Do not use fabric softener sheets with Steam Cycles.
Stains on drumLoose dyes in clothes.Drum stains are caused by dyes in clothing (usually blue jeans). These will not transfer to other clothing.
Loads are wrinkledThe load was not removed from dryer at the end of the cycle.Select Enhanced Touch Up or Quick Refresh cycles (on some models) to tumble the load with water and heat. These cycles are best for smoothing out wrinkles and reducing odors from loads consisting of wrinkle-free cotton, cotton polyester blends, common knits, and synthetic garments.
The dryer was overloaded.Dry smaller loads that can tumble freely. When using the Enhanced Touch Up cycle, be sure to select the correct number of garments to be refreshed. Results may also vary depending on fabric type. This cycle is best for reducing wrinkles and odors from loads consisting of wrinkle-free cotton, cotton polyester blends, common knits, and synthetics.
For steam cycles, the water is not properly connected with the dryer.Make sure water is connected to the dryer. Check that water inlet hose is connected to both the faucet and dryer’s water inlet valve. Check that the water supply is turned on.
OdorsRecent painting, staining, or varnishing in the area where your dryer is located.Ventilate the area. When the odors or fumes are gone from the area, rewash and dry the clothing.
For Steam Cycles, the water is not properly connected with the dryer.Make sure water is nonneoteri to the dryer Ohenk that water inlet hose is connected to both the faucet and dryer’s water inlet valve. Check that the water supply is turned on.
Odors are left in garments after wearing.To remove odors left in garments after wearing, select Enhanced Touch Up or Quick Refresh (on some models). These cycles are best for reducing wrinkles and odors from loads consisting of wrinkle-free cotton, cotton polyester blends, common knits, and synthetics.
Load too hotLoad removed before cool down portion of cycle complete.Allow the dryer to complete the cool down portion of the cycle before removing the load.
Using Timed Dry Cycle with a high temperature setting.Select an Automatic cycle with a lower heat setting to avoid overdrying the load.
“PF” (power failure)The drying cycle has been interrupted by a power failure.Press START/PAUSE twice to resume the cycle, or press POWER to select a new cycle.
“L2” Diagnostic Code (low or no line voltage condition)There may be a problem with your home power supply keeping the dryer’s heater from turning on.The dryer will continue to run when this diagnostic code is present. Press any key to clear the code from the display and return to the estimated time remaining.
Try the following:
Check to see if a household fuse has blown or circuit breaker has tripped. Electric dryers use two household fuses or breakers. Replace the fuse or reset the circuit breaker.
Confirm the power cord is properly installed.
Select a Timed Dry heated cycle, and restart the dryer.
If the message persists, consult a qualified electrician.
“F# E#” (F1 E1, F3 E1, etc.) variable service codes.The dryer is in need of service.If a code beginning with an “F” appears in the display.
Alternating between F# and E#, the dryer control has detected a problem that requires service. Call for service. .

Whirlpool Duet dryer, LEW0050PQ troubleshooting

PROBLEM CAUSESOLUTION
Dryer will not runHas a household fuse blown, or has a circuit breaker tripped?There may be 2 household fuses or circuit breakers for the dryer. Check to make sure both fuses are intact and tight, or that both circuit breakers have not tripped. Replace the fuse or reset the circuit breaker. If the problem continues, call an electrician.
Is the correct power supply available?Electric dryers require 240-volt power supply. Check with a qualified electrician.
Was a regular fuse used?Use a time-delay fuse.
Is the dryer door firmly closed?
Was the Start button firmly pressed?Large loads may require pressing and holding the Start button for 2-5 seconds.
No heatHas a household fuse blown, or has a circuit breaker tripped?The drum may be turning, but you may not have heat. Electric dryers use 2 household fuses or circuit breakers. Replace the fuse or reset the circuit breaker. If the problem continues, call an electrician.
Unusual soundsHas the dryer had a period of non-use?If the dryer hasn’t been used for a while, there may be a thumping sound during the first few minutes of operation.
Is a coin, button, or paper clip caught between the drum and front or rear of the dryer?Check the front and rear edges of the drum for small objects. Clean out pockets before laundering.
Are the four legs installed, and is the dryer level front to back and side to side?The dryer may vibrate if not properly installed.
Is the clothing knotted or balled up?When balled up, the load will bounce, causing the dryer to vibrate. Separate the load items and restart the dryer.
Dryer displaying code message“PF” (power failure), check the following: Was the drying cycle interrupted by a power failure?Press and hold START to restart the dryer.
“E” Variable (E1, E2, E3) service codes:Call for service
Clothes are not drying satisfactorily, drying times are too long, or load is too hotIs the lint screen clogged with lint?Lint screen should be cleaned before each load.
Is the exhaust vent or outside exhaust hood clogged with lint, restricting air movement?Run the dryer for 5-10 minutes. Hold your hand under the outside exhaust hood to check air movement. If you do not feel air movement, clean exhaust system of lint or replace exhaust vent with heavy metal or flexible metal vent.
Are fabric softener sheets blocking the grille?Use only one fabric softener sheet, and use it only once.
Is the exhaust vent the correct length?Check that the exhaust vent is not too long or has too many turns. Long venting will increase drying times.
Is the exhaust vent diameter the correct size?Use 4“ (10.2 cm) diameter vent material.
Is the dryer located in a room with temperature below 45F (7C)?Proper operation of dryer cycles requires temperatures above 45F (7C).
Is the dryer located in a closet?Closet doors must have ventilation openings at the top and bottom of the door. The front of the dryer requires a minimum of 1" (2.5 cm) of airspace, and, for most installations, the rear of the dryer requires 5Vfe" (14 cm).
Has an air dry cycle been selected?Select the right cycle for the types of garments being dried.
Is the load too large and heavy to dry quickly?Separate the load to tumble freely
Cycle time too shortIs the automatic cycle ending early?The load may not be contacting the sensor strips. Level the dryer. Change the dryness level setting on Automatic Cycles. Increasing or decreasing the dryness level will change the amount of drying time in a cycle.
Lint on loadIs the lint screen clogged?Clean lint screen. Check for air movement
Stains on load or drumWas dryer fabric softener properly used?Add dryer fabric softener sheets at the beginning of the cycle. Fabric softener sheets added to a partially dried load can stain your garments. Drum stains are caused by dyes in clothing (usually blue jeans). This will not transfer to other clothing.
Loads are wrinkledWas the load removed from dryer at the end of the cycle?
Was the dryer overloaded?Dry smaller loads that can tumble freely.
OdorsHave you recently been painting, staining or varnishing in the area where your dryer is located?It so, ventilate the area. When the odors or fumes are gone from the area, rewash and dry the clothing.
Is the dryer being used for the first time?The new electric heating element may have an odor. The odor will be gone after the first cycle

Whirlpool Duet Sport, Duet GEW9250PW1, Duet WED9200SQ0 dryer troubleshooting

PROBLEMCAUSESOLUTION
Dryer will not runHas a household fuse blown, or has a circuit breaker tripped?There may be 2 fuses or circuit breakers for the dryer. Check that both fuses are intact and tight, or that both circuit breakers have not tripped. Replace the fuse or reset the circuit breaker. If the problem continues, call an electrician.
Is the correct power supply available?Electric dryers require 240-volt power supply. Check with a qualified electrician.
Was a regular fuse used?Use a time-delay fuse.
Is the dryer door firmly closed?
Was the Power button pressed?
Was the Start button firmly pressed?Press and hold for 1 second.
No heatHas a household fuse blown, or has a circuit breaker tripped?The drum may be turning, but you may not have heat. Electric dryers use 2 fuses or circuit breakers. Replace the fuse or reset the circuit breaker. If the problem continues, call an electrician.
Unusual soundsHas the dryer had a period of non-use?If the dryer hasn’t been used for a while, there may be a thumping sound during the first few minutes of operation.
Is a coin, button, or paper clip caught between the drum and front or rear of the dryer?Check the front and rear edges of the drum for small objects.
Clean out pockets before laundering.
Are the four legs installed, and is the dryer level front to back and side to side?The dryer may vibrate if not properly installed.
Is the clothing knotted or balled up?When balled up, the load will bounce, causing the dryer to vibrate. Separate the load items and restart the dryer.
Dryer displaying code message“PF” (power failure), check the following: Was the drying cycle interrupted by a power failure?Press and hold START to restart the dryer.
“F-” Variable (F-01, F-22, F-23, F-26) service codes (the display alternately flashes “F-” and then the error code number):Call for service
Clothes are not drying satisfactorily, drying times are too long, or load is too hotIs the lint screen clogged with lint?Lint screen should be cleaned before each load
Is the exhaust vent or outside exhaust hood clogged with lint, restricting air movement?Run the dryer for 5-10 minutes. Hold your hand under the outside exhaust hood to check air movement. If you do not feel air movement, clean exhaust system of lint or replace exhaust vent with heavy metal or flexible metal vent.
Are fabric softener sheets blocking the grille?Use only one fabric softener sheet, and use it only once
Is the exhaust vent the correct length?Check that the exhaust vent is not too long or has too many turns. Long venting will increase drying times.
Is the exhaust vent diameter the correct size?Use 4" (10.2 cm) diameter vent material
Is the dryer located in a room with temperature below 45F (7C)?Proper operation of dryer cycles requires temperatures above 45F (7C).
Is the dryer located in a closet?Closet doors must have ventilation openings at the top and bottom of the door. The front of the dryer requires a minimum of 1" (2.5 cm) of airspace, and, for most installations, the rear
of the dryer requires 5" (12.7 cm).
Has the Air Only modifier been selected?Select the right temperature for the types of garments being dried.
Is the load too large and heavy to dry quickly?Separate the load to tumble freely
Stains on load or drumWas dryer fabric softener properly used?Add dryer fabric softener sheets at the beginning of the cycle.
Fabric softener sheets added to a partially dried load can stain your garments.
Drum stains are caused by dyes in clothing (usually blue jeans). This will not transfer to other clothing.
Loads are wrinkledWas the load removed from dryer at the end of the cycle?
Was the dryer overloaded?Dry smaller loads that can tumble freely
OdorsHave you recently been painting, staining or varnishing in the area where your dryer is located?If so, ventilate the area. When the odors or fumes are gone from the area, rewash and dry the clothing.
Is the dryer being used for the first time?The new electric heating element may have an odor. The odor will be gone after the first cycle

Whirlpool Duet Steam dryer troubleshooting

PROBLEMCAUSESOLUTION
Washer displaying code message and tone sounds“FH” (Water Inlet Problem - no or insufficient water supply)Select PAUSE/CANCEL twice to cancel the cycle. Unplug washer or disconnect power.
Are water faucets completely turned on?Plug in washer or reconnect power. Re-select cycle and press HOLD TO START. If the problem remains, call for service.
Are screens at inlet hose connection to washer clogged?
Are water inlet hoses kinked?
Are water inlet hoses frozen?
“F02” (Drain Problem)Select PAUSE/CANCEL twice to cancel the cycle. Unplug washer or disconnect power
Is the drain hose kinked?
Is the drain hose frozen?
Is the drain hose clogged?
Is the drain hose more than 96" (2.4 m) above the floor?
“SUD” (Suds Routine)When excessive suds are detected, a suds routine automatically starts. This routine removes extra suds and assures proper rinsing of your garments. 'SUD' is displayed during rinsing and at the end of the cycle to inform you that Suds Routine was activated. To avoid excessive sudsing, reduce HE detergent amounts.
“F” Variables [F4 to F16] (Electrical Problem)Select PAUSE/CANCEL twice to cancel the cycle. Select DRAIN/SPIN if there is excessive water in the washer.
Re-select cycle and select HOLD TO START. If the problem remains, call for service.
Washer won’t startIs the power cord plugged into a grounded 3 prong outlet?
Is the washer door firmly closed?
Has a cycle been selected, but HOLD TO START has not been selected and held for one second?
Was the door open after completion of last cycle?
Washer won’t fill, wash or rinseIs the power cord plugged into a grounded 3 prong outlet?
Is there power at the plug?Check electrical source or call electrician.
Are the hot and cold water faucets turned on?
Is the water inlet hose kinked?
Are the water inlet valve screens clogged?
Washer stopsIs the power cord plugged into a grounded 3 prong outlet?
Is there power at the plug?Check electrical source or call electrician.
Has a fuse blown, or has the circuit breaker tripped?If problem continues, call electrician.
Are you using an extension cord?Do not use an extension cord.
Washer won’t drain or spinIs the drain hose clogged, or the end of the drain hose more than 96" (2.4 m) above the floor?
Is your voltage low?Check electrical source or call electrician. Do not use an extension cord.
Is the “SUD” routine active?Cycle will complete once extra suds are removed.
Is the load balanced?A single or bulky item may cause imbalance. Add more items or redistribute the load.
Washer makes noise or vibratesIs the washer level?The washer must be level. The four feet should be properly installed, and the nuts should be tightened against the washer cabinet. As water is drained from the washer, you may hear air being pulled through the pump. This happens during the end of draining. It is normal.
Are you washing items with metal snaps, buckles or zippers?You may hear metal items touching the washer drum. This is normal.
Is washer installed on a sturdy and solid floor?Noise and vibration may be reduced by placing a piece of %“ (19.1 mm) plywood underneath your washer. The plywood may extend underneath both washer and dryer to keep them at equal heights.
Washer leaksCheck household plumbing for leaks.
Dispensers clogged or leakingAre the laundry products in the correct dispenser compartment?Add the correct amounts of HE detergent, fabric softener or liquid chlorine bleach to the correct compartments. Add powdered or liquid color-safe bleach to the detergent compartment. Be sure to match powdered color-safe bleach with powdered detergent or match liquid color-safe bleach
with liquid detergent.
Is the detergent separator in the correct position?Separator should be in the front position when using liquid detergent and in the back position when using powdered detergent.
Load too wetDid you use the right cycle for the load being washed?Select a cycle with a higher spin speed.
Did you wash a single item or bulky items or have you overloaded the washer?A single item, bulky items, or overloading may cause imbalance. Add items or try to evenly distribute your wet laundry in the drum, and start a DRAIN/SPIN cycle. If the laundry is still wet, take half of the load out of the washer and try again.
Residue or lint on loadDid you add detergent to the dispenser?For best results, add detergent to the detergent compartment. Do not add detergent to the washer drum.
Did you sort properly?Sort lint givers (towels, chenille) from lint takers (corduroy, synthetics). Also, sort by color.
Did you overload the washer?Do not overload the washer. The washer can be fully loaded, but not tightly packed. The wash load must be balanced. Lint can be trapped in the load if overloaded.
Was paper or tissue left in pockets?
Did you use enough detergent?Follow manufacturer’s directions. Use enough detergent to hold the lint in the water.
Is your water colder than 70F (21 C)?Wash water colder than 70F (21 C) may not completely dissolve the detergent.
Are you using a low speed wash cycle?Powdered detergents may not dissolve well in a slow-speed cycle. For best results, use liquid detergent for slow-speed cycles such as Delicate and Hand Washables.
Stains on loadDid you add detergent to the dispenser?For best results, add detergent to the detergent compartment. Do not add detergent to the washer drum.
Did you use enough detergent?Use enough detergent to remove soil and hold it in suspension. For best performance, use a High Efficiency detergent. Follow manufacturer’s recommendations for the type of load you are washing.
Is there above average iron (rust) in water?You may need to install an iron filter.
Did you properly sort the load?Sort dark clothes from whites and lights.
Did you unload the washer promptly?To avoid dye transfer, unload the washer as soon as it stops.
Did you use a fabric softener dispensing ball?Dispensing balls will not operate correctly with this washer. Add liquid fabric softener to the fabric softener compartment.
Did you use powdered detergent in a low-speed cycle?Consider using liquid detergent.
Load is wrinkledDid you unload the washer promptly?Unload the washer as soon as it stops.
Did you use the right cycle for the load being washed?Use the Delicate cycle or another cycle with a low spin speed to reduce wrinkling.
Did you overload the washer?The wash load must be balanced and not overloaded. Loads should tumble freely during washing.
Gray whites, dingy colorsDid you properly sort the load?Dye transfer can occur when mixing whites and colors in a load. Sort dark clothes from whites and lights.
Was the wash temperature too low?Use hot or warm washes if safe for the load. Make sure your hot water system is adequate to provide a hot water wash.
Did you use enough detergent, or do you have hard water?Use more detergent for washing heavy soils in cold or hard water.
Cycle too longIs “SUD” shown in the display?Excessive sudsing has been detected, and a suds routine has been started to reduce excessive suds. This routine will add time to the original cycle.
Did the load cause imbalance?When too much imbalance occurs, an imbalance routine will start to redistribute the load. During the imbalance routine the time displayed may pause until this activity is complete, then resume with the remainder of the cycle.
Did you wash a large load using a gentle cycle?When using the Hand Washables or Delicate cycles, use small loads. This ensures a gentle wash for your garments without increasing cycle times.
Door locked at end of wash cycleDid all of the water drain out of the washer during the spin?Select DRAIN/SPIN to remove any water remaining in the washer. The washer door will unlock at the end of the drain.