Clothes getting hot, but not getting dry

ApplianceWhirlpool Dryer

ModelLER8620PW1

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Nutdriver
Screw drivers

barry From roswell, GA

Jun 14, 2014

Verified that the heater element was working; drum and contents were getting hot. Could hear the thermostat clicking on/off as the element started to glow. Drum stayed very steamy the entire time; consistent with no airflow. Fan motor was running, dryer vent/line were clear. Verified cold (not hot) air from the external vent. Seals had degraded to the point that the fan was not drawing air from the drum, but from inside the dryer cabinet at the lower seal (by the fan blades); hot air was escaping from the upper seal and was causing the dryer cabinet to get unusually hot. Installed these 2 seals, and the dryer is working perfectly now.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Lint Trap Housing Seal

Part Number: PS345944

$3.76
In Stock

Lint Chute Seal

Part Number: PS347466

$3.76
In Stock