Why does my Whirlpool dryer take two cycles to dry?

Why does my Whirlpool dryer take two cycles to dry?

If you struggle with your dryer taking multiple cycles to dry, you may have a burned out heating element. Check the lint trap and vents and perform any necessary cleaning. The heating element may be defective if everything is clean and you still have an issue drying clothes.

Why does my Whirlpool dryer turn itself off?

A Whirlpool clothes dryer has a thermal cutoff. It’s basically a small plastic fuse that trips to protect the dryer if it overheats. When it trips, it shuts off power to the dryer. Although you might be able to restart the dryer, it won’t function completely unless the fuse is replaced; it can’t be reset.

How dO you know if your dryer is overheating?

How to Tell if Your Dryer is OverheatingHot Exterior. The appliance’s outer housing might feel unusually hot when this happens. Be sure to check the flat surface on top of the equipment. Shutting Down. Many dryers will shut off automatically when they overheat. Error Code. If your dryer has a digital display, it might display a code. Burning Odor.

Do dryers need to cool down?

A dryer needs the heat to escape from the heating element before it shuts down. The cool down feature is when the timer shuts off the heating and allows the dryer to continue to tumble without heat so that the clothing can cool down and have a few less wrinkles when it shuts off.