Troubleshooting a Whirlpool Duet Clothes Dryer

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Troubleshooting a Whirlpool Duet Clothes Dryer

Whirlpool manufactures the Duet series of clothes dryers. The dryers are warrantied for a full year after the date of purchase. During the warranty period, Whirlpool will pay the cost of all needed parts and labor if the appliance was purchased and operated in the United States or Canada. If the dryer does not work properly, troubleshoot it to resolve common issues. If the dryer is not repaired through troubleshooting, contact Whirlpool to obtain warranty service.

Things You'll Need

  • Replacement fuses, if needed
  • Time-delay fuse, if needed
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  1. General Troubleshooting

    • 1

      Plug the dryer into a 240-volt power supply.

    • 2

      Replace blown household fuses or reset tripped breakers, if needed. Use a time-delay fuse. Contact en electrician if the dryer continues to blow fuses or throw breakers.

    • 3

      Close the dryer door and ensure that it latches. Press and hold the "Start" button for five seconds.

    Error Codes

    • 4

      Press and hold the "Start" button to reset the dryer if "PF" appears on the display. This error code indicates a power failure during operation.

    • 5

      Clear the display by pressing any key on the control pad if "L2" is displayed. This code means there is a problem with the power supply that prevents the dryer from heating. Start a "Timed Dry" cycle. If the dryer does not heat, call an electrician to inspect the power supply.

    • 6

      Press any key to clear the display if "AF" is shown. This error means there is low airflow. Clean the lint screen. Replace a crushed dryer vent. Start a "Timed Dry" cycle.

    Long Drying Times

    • 7

      Clean the lint screen before each load.

    • 8

      Remove several items from large loads so clothes tumble freely.

    • 9

      Remove fabric softener sheets blocking the grille. Use one dryer sheet per load.

    • 10

      Avoid using the "Air Only" dry cycle. This cycle does not produce heat.

    • 11

      Move the dryer so that it has the proper amount of airspace. The dryer requires a 1-inch clearance in the front and a 5-inch clearance in the back.

    Wrinkled Loads

    • 12

      Remove clothing as soon as the cycle completes. Use the "Enhanced Touch Up Cycle" to remove wrinkles in cotton and cotton polyester blends.

    • 13

      Turn the water supply on fully if clothes are still wrinkled after completing the "Steam Cycle."

    • 14

      Remove several items if the load is large. Clothing must tumble freely to prevent wrinkling.

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