Whirlpool 6th Sense Tumble Dryer Troubleshooting
To effectively address potential faults in your Whirlpool tumble dryer, it's essential to understand the key components that could be causing the issues. This guide will not only help you analyze the fault but also provide valuable information to share with your technician. If you're in South London and in need of expert Whirlpool appliance repair services, you're in luck! Our team of skilled technicians is well-equipped to perform thorough diagnostics and efficient repairs on all kinds of appliances.
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Whirlpool dryer won’t start
A Whirlpool dryer not turning on could be due to many factors – but is often an electrical issue. There may be a fault with the door switch, the thermal fuses, or within the push start switch. The thermal fuse is a safety device designed to prevent the appliance from overheating. If overheating happens the fuse will blow and this can also indicate an issue with the exhaust vent. An engineer will use a multimeter to test for continuous electrical supply and to determine if the start switch is defective. A non-functioning door switch will also affect the starting of the dryer. As will a faulty drive motor, drive belt, and belt switch. Other reasons may be related to the incoming power supply, the timer. And the main control board. All of these issues can be diagnosed and fixed by a qualified repair engineer.
Whirlpool Dryer won’t heat
A Whirlpool tumble dryer not heating can be caused by a range of issues – the most frequent one being the thermal fuse. A blown thermal fuse when the appliance overheats is a safety feature and this will need further examination and repair. Other reasons can include failure of the gas valve solenoid which lets the gas flow into the burner assembly. This fault can be related to a non-working igniter which would need replacing. Over time the heating element can burn out – another cause for the dryer not to heat. And there can be an incoming power problem which continually causes the circuit breaker to trip. Defective cycling thermostats and issues with the timer can be other components that need to be checked and tested. If the control board appears to be damaged it may need replacing by an expert.
Whirlpool dryer not spinning
A Whirlpool dryer heating but not spinning points to a broken drive belt. This belt wraps around the entire drum and then around the motor pulley. If it breaks the drum won’t turn and the belt will need replacing. Drum rollers can wear and when they don’t turn freely the drum won’t rotate. Drum support rollers and axles can also be the culprits here. As can the drum bearings which support the rear of the dryer drum. Other components your engineer will check are the drive motor which turns the drum and the blower wheel to ensure the air exits the dryer. A faulty motor will need replacing. And finally, the dryness control board which shuts off the dryer when the clothes are dry. If this is faulty the dryer will stop too early.