Whirlpool dryer troubleshooting

Modern drying machines are sufficiently reliable and durable appliances capable to work efficiently for many years in case of proper handling and timely care. Unfortunately, as any appliances, they break down. For conducting of diagnostics of breakdowns, our troubleshooting tables with faults` codes for Whirlpool dryers are presented below. It is a perfect help.

If you experiencePossible CausesSolution
Over 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 tapped.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-vott 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 (fryer has just been unstilted or unused for an extended period, the valve may be louder and run 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. See the Installation Instructions. 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. See "Installation Instructions.
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. See “Installation Instructions".
The dryer is not level.Clothes not contacting the moisture sensors during Automatic cycles. See “Level the Dryer" in the "Installation Instructions".
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. See “Cycle Guide”.
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 45°F (7°C).Proper operation of dryer cycles requires temperatures above 45°F (7°C).
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). See “Installation Instructions".
Cycle time is too shortThe load may not be contacting the sensor strips on Automatic Cycles.Level the dryer. See “Installation Instructions". 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, see also "Changing the Automatic Cycle settings to increase drying time".
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. NOTE: Refer to garment care label instructions. Dry clean only garments are not recommended.
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 property 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.
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 overdriving the load.
UPF” (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. Refer to “Installation Instructions” for details. 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 BYCD3722W0 dryer troubleshooting

Problem...Cause...
Slow drying or clothes still wet• Incorrect cycle or temperature setting selected.
• Full or clogged lint screen. (See page 12.)
• Exhaust vent clogged, restricted, or too long. (See pages 6 to 7 and Installation Instructions.)
• Dryer located in room with temperature below 45°F (7°C).
• Load too large and bulky to dry quickly.
• Drying heavy fabrics (denim, towels) with light fabrics (synthetics, permanent press).
• Fabric softener sheet blocking exhaust grill inside dryer drum.
Lint• Full lint screen. (See page 12.)
• Load not properly sorted.
• Overdrying, especially synthetic fabrics that cause lint-attracting static electricity.
• Load size too big or heavy.
• Tissue or paper left in pockets.
• Pilling (surface fuzz caused by normal wear arid laundering) attracts lint.
Static electricity• Overdrying.
• Dryer fabric softener improperly used. See package directions.
• Load includes synthetics, synthetic blends, permanent press, and knit fabrics that build up static electricity.
Wrinkling• Overloading.
• Overdrying, especially permanent press and synthetic fabrics.
• Large items hailing or rolling up.
• Clothes left in dryer at end of cycle.
Shrinking• Overdrying.
• Fabric or garment is not designed for tumble drying.
• Dryer settings incorrect for fabric type.
• Care label instructions not followed.
Greasy spots/stains• Dryer fabric softener improperly used. Do not add to a warm load.
• Drying soiled items.
Color change• Drying dark colors with light colors.
• Drying colorfast colors with non-colorfast colors.
Garment damage• Zippers, snaps, and hooks left open.
• Strings and sashes not tied to prevent tangling.
• Care label instructions not followed.

Whirlpool Cabrio dryer troubleshooting

ProblemSolution
Dryer will not run■ Has a household fuse blown, or has a circuit breaker 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 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 heat■ Has 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 sounds■ Has 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. See the Installation Instructions.
■ 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 (F1, F2, F20, etc.) service codes: Call for service.
Clothes are not drying satisfactorily, drying times are too long, or load is too hot■ Is 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. See the Installation Instructions.
■ 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. See the Installation Instructions.
■ 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 45ºF (7ºC)? Proper operation of dryer cycles requires temperatures above 45ºF (7ºC).
■ Is the dryer located in a closet? Closet doors must have ventilation openings at the top and bottom of the door. The rear of the dryer requires 5" (12.7 cm) of airspace, and the sides and front of the dryer require a minimum of 1" (2.5 cm). See the Installation Instructions.
■ Has the Air Only modifier been selected? Select the right temperature for the types of garments being dried. See “Modifiers.”
■ Is the load too large and heavy to dry quickly? Separate the load to tumble freely.
Cycle time too short■ Is 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 load■ Is the lint screen clogged? Clean lint screen. Check for air movement.
Stains on load or drum■ Was 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 wrinkled■ Was the load removed from dryer at the end of the cycle?
■ Was the dryer overloaded? Dry smaller loads that can tumble freely.
Odors■ Have 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.