Whirlpool Tumble Dryer Problems and Troubleshooting

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Whirlpool 6th sense tumble dryers are designed using intuitive technology that detects the size of the load and automatically sets the washing and drying programmes. Continual monitoring adapts your cycle to save energy, money, and time.

After the wash cycle ends FreshCare systems create gentle tumbling motions and delicate steam to keep your laundry smelling fresh, and inverter motors guarantee reduced noise levels.

When there are problems it’s good to have some knowledge about the possible causes that are making your appliance not function properly. See a range of Whirlpool tumble dryer problems and troubleshooting here…

Whirlpool 6th Sense Tumble Dryer Troubleshooting

Whirlpool tumble dryer problems include:

Whirlpool Dryer Not Turning on

This can be due to many factors but most commonly it’s related to an electrical issue. The power supply, power socket, plug, and wiring will all need to be checked by a qualified repair engineer.

There may be a fault with the thermal fuse – a safety device that prevents the dryer from overheating. A defective door switch will also stop the dryer from working, as will a faulty drive motor, drive belt or the timer.

Whirlpool Tumble Dryer Not Heating

Several components can cause the dryer not to heat. The heating element may have burned out, or the thermal fuse might have blown. Faulty cycling thermostats and problems with the timer can also contribute.

Incoming power issues can also continually trip the circuit breaker, and the control board may experience damage. More complex issues such as these need the help of an appliance repair expert who will fix or replace any non-functioning components.

Whirlpool Dryer Heating but Not Spinning

When the dryer heats but the drum doesn’t turn this could be due to the drum belt slipping off the track, or actually breaking. You can test if the belt is working by manually turning the drum – if it spins easily and loosely this is a sign that the belt needs replacing.

Other issues could be with the support rollers that can wear with time. This may result in a motor overload which will prevent the drum from turning.

Whirlpool Tumble Dryer Beeping

When beeping occurs every few minutes this is indicative of a problem with the control panel. The control board (also known as the PCB or module) is the electronic unit that controls the programmes in the tumble dryer. If found to be defective this will need to be replaced. A repair technician will safely deal with this issue for you.

Whirlpool Tumble Dryer Shutting off and Back on

If your dryer keeps stopping and restarting this could be related to an unbalanced drum or an obstruction stopping the drum from turning freely. Alternatively, this could be caused by an electrical problem affecting the short-run cycle. Electrical components can be checked with a multimeter, but it’s advisable to get an engineer to carry out any repairs.

Whirlpool Dryer Has a Malfunctioning Timer

The timer consists of a small motor connected to a series of gears that turn electrical contacts on and off inside the timer. These contacts control the dryer motor as well as the heating circuit, and the timer motor itself.

If the timer motor doesn’t function properly the timer will fail and need to be replaced. If the cycling thermostat is used to advance the timer this will also cause issues if not working correctly.

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Whirlpool Tumble Dryer Problems and Troubleshooting was last modified: February 18th, 2021 by Mix Repairs