How do I fix my Whirlpool dryer?

Alton Alexander
By Alton AlexanderUpdated on June 4th, 2022

The F3E2 error code on a Whirlpool dryer indicates that there is a problem with the dryer's heating element. The heating element is responsible for heating the air that circulates through the dryer, and if it is not working properly, the dryer will not be able to adequately dry clothes. There are a few potential reasons why the heating element might not be working properly, such as a blown fuse or a faulty thermostat. If the heating element is the problem, it will need to be replaced.

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1. Check the dryer vent to see if it is clogged

  1. Shut off the power to the dryer.
  2. Open the door.
  3. Locate the vent on the side of the dryer.
  4. Look for debris or clogging.
  5. If debris or clogging is present, use a plunger to clear the obstruction.
  6. Replace the vent if necessary.

2. Clean the lint screen

  1. Remove the lint screen by unscrewing the two screws on the bottom.
  2. Wipe the screen clean with a cloth or a vacuum cleaner.
  3. Replace the lint screen and screw the screws back in.

3. Make sure the dryer is level

There are a few things that can be done in order to ensure that the dryer is level. One option is to use a level to ensure that the dryer is stable. Another option is to use a spirit level to check if the dryer is leaning. If the dryer is leaning, it may be necessary to adjust the legs or the dryer itself in order to fix the issue.

4. Check the dryer drum for any objects that may be causing friction

  1. Remove the front panel of the dryer.
  2. Locate the drum. It is usually located at the front of the machine.
  3. Check the drum for objects that may be causing friction. This can include lint, fabric, dust, and anything else that may be causing the drum to spin slowly.
  4. If necessary, clean the drum and/or replace the component that is causing the friction.

5. Check the dryer heating element for any signs of damage

  1. Turn off the dryer and unplug it.
  2. Open the dryer door.
  3. Check the heating element for any signs of damage. If there is damage, replace the heating element.
  4. Close the dryer door and turn on the dryer.
  5. Check the dryer’s temperature to ensure that it is operating properly.

If the answers above didn't work then you should also try:

  1. Check the dryer thermostat to see if it is working properly.
  2. Check the dryer timer to see if it is advancing properly.
  3. Call a qualified appliance repair technician for further diagnosis and repairs.