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Whirlpool Tumble Dryer Problems And Troubleshooting

A Whirlpool 6th sense tumble dryer has a huge 9kg capacity – enough for a king-size duvet or 45 t-shirts. The cycle automatically stops when clothes are dry. And anti-crease options mean you don’t have to take out laundry immediately.

6th Sense control-adapt technology is eco-friendly, saving you time, energy, and money. But what happens when technology hits a snag? Find out more about Whirlpool tumble dryer problems and troubleshooting below…

Whirlpool 6th Sense Tumble Dryer Troubleshooting

To trace and correct potential faults in your Whirlpool tumble dryer you need to know what components are at the source of the issues. This guide will help you analyse the fault and provide you with helpful information to pass onto your technician.

A logical system search will then be carried out to source the problem and solve it.

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.

Get Expert Assistance

Whirlpool dryer repair London professionals will provide you with a simple way to get fully insured and guaranteed repairs. Quotes include full diagnostic prices – and only trained and experienced engineers will carry out your work. You’ll be able to set up your appointment at a time that suits you. And your Whirlpool dryer will quickly get a specialist fix.