Why Does My Whirlpool Duet Dryer Beep 3 Times?
We have dryers for a reason. In situations where they are not working correctly, not only will it waste our time but also result in many headaches.
Is your Whirlpool Duet dryer suddenly beeping and you do not have any idea why? If this is the case, you may need to troubleshoot or do some minor fixes, especially if the beeping stops your dryer from working properly.
The reason why your dryer beeps
The beeping sound in your dryer allows you to be alerted if the cycle is already complete. It can also remind you of other things such as when the cycle was paused or if the drain time is taking longer than expected.
Since we are busy with other things in our home, having an alarm system that keeps our clothes in check tremendously helps us in our daily chores.
There are many types of beeping. In a Whirlpool Duet, you will also be alerted by a display that gives you a code as to what the problem is. For example, an error code of F:25 indicates that there is a problem with your dryer’s temperature sensor.
What do three beeps mean?
When your Duet dryer keeps beeping three times, this is mainly a problem that is caused by its door. You may also see an error code “0E” with three fast beeps that lets you know about the issue.
If this is the case, your dryer may be thinking that its door is still open. Hence, it will usually not start once the beeping sound can still be heard.
The reason why your dryer will not start is to practice safety. After all, if the door is not really closed, this means that you can injure yourself if it starts to work and you open the lid or if your children and pets accidentally do so.
When does this usually happen? Is this normal?
You may encounter this problem when you start the cycle button of your electric dryer. If this happens regularly, this is not normal, and you should absolutely do something to fix the problem.
What you can do to stop the beeping sound
Fortunately, there are three methods that you can do to stop your dryer from beeping and get it to work normally again. Most of these methods will not cause you to spend a lot of money and will be a fairly fast fix.
Method #1: Resetting your dryer
Before doing anything else, you should always try resetting your dryer. Since doing this is easy and free, you can always take the chance that this may solve the problem.
Step 1: Disconnect your dryer from the electrical source
To perform a general reset on your dryer, you will need to disconnect it from its power source first. Wait for at least 30 minutes.
Step 2: Reconnect your dryer
Reconnect your dryer to the power and make sure that it is properly plugged in. Check if there are any damages to your wires and make sure that there are no weird smells once you plugged it in.
Step 3: Start a cycle
Close the door of your dryer and start a normal drying cycle. You can do this by pressing the start button once or three times.
Step 4: Wait for the beeping or error code
Stay near your dryer and wait for the cycle to finish. Once it has no trouble with starting, drying, and completing the cycle and if the beeping stops, the reset may be successful. If this is the case, there is no need to proceed to the next method.
Method #2: Closing your dryer door properly
In some cases, the reason why your dryer beeps is that the door switch’s pins may be a little faulty. There are three pins on your switch – the C, NC, and NO. If one or more of them detects slowly, this can cause the beeping sound.
In this situation, you can try to take extra measures to secure the locks and make your sensor detect that your door is indeed closed.
Close the door of your dryer as usual.
Using the lower part of your palm, firmly press on the top edge of your dryer’s door. You can do this multiple times until you are sure that every pin is in place. Since it can be difficult to know this, the step needs a little trial and error.
Start the drying cycle.
Method #3: Replacing your dryer door’s switch
If you already tried the two methods above and the beeping sound is still there, the only thing you can do is to have your door switch replaced. Since the method is quite complex, we recommend in hiring a professional to fix the issue, especially if you still have your warranty.
Of course, you can always be sure that your switch is the problem before hiring a technician. You can do this by getting a multimeter and checking each of the three prongs for continuity. If one or more is faulty, replacing the door switch will stop the beeping and will let you use your dryer again.