Whirlpool washing machines and dryers are usually in the expensive range and people who face problems with these machines feel frustrated. Indeed, it’s true that it is inconvenient to face problems with an expensive machine you have bought. But usually, problems occur not because the machine has become flawed or damaged but because regular usage of the machine over months or years cause some type of clogging to occur. It could also be that some small part of the machine has run out its full life and needs to be replaced. The good news is that you can do most of the whirlpool duet dryer troubleshooting yourself right at home without having to worry about calling a Whirlpool repair guy over.
If the Whirlpool duet dryer does not start the cycle once you press down the button, it could be that you have not pressed it down properly. In this case, try pressing the button down firmly for a couple of seconds at least. Also, make sure the machine is properly plugged in to the electrical output. You can try opening and closing the door of the dryer since sometimes, the dryer does not start if the door is not closed tightly. If you find that your machine is not starting up at all, then you should definitely check the electrical supply to make sure it is working. You can do that by plugging some other appliance in and seeing if that works. Also, see if the wiring connections are all secure. Normally, the problem is with the electrical connections and supply and replacing them solves the problem.
Many people like using the manual for their Whirlpool duet as well. If you have misplaced yours, you can easily access one on the internet. The manual will tell you about all the kinds of problems you dryer may give and what could be the possible cause of those problems. For instance, if the machine is vibrating too much, that could mean that the machine is not on leveled ground or something is obstructing the floor it is standing on. Sometimes, an overload of clothes or a small load of clothes could cause the vibration as well.
If the dryer does not stop even after the clothes are dry and cycle has completed, see if the stop button on the machine is working. It could also be that the moisture sensor had stopped working and the machine cannot sense if the clothes are dry or not.