Thread Number: 90731  /  Tag: Modern Dryers
Whirlpool Calypso Dryer Gets Very hot on startup then cools down.
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Post# 1152326   6/24/2022 at 16:44 (658 days old) by MaytagNeptune (FireAlarmTechGuy4444 on YouTube. Interlochen MI)        

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I recently gave up my LG DLE5977W to make room for this Whirlpool Calypso Dryer. GVW9968KQ2. Serial Number Indicates July of 2003. On Any Cycle chosen It seems to get to max temperature on any temperature except air only then the next heat cycle produces the proper temperature. Do I Have a Faulty Thermistor or Control Card or is it supposed to do that? I actually found the Kenmore Elite Calypso Brochure on eBay and the Dryer's page says this. "There's more to drying clothes than tumbling them through heated air. That's why the new Kenmore Elite/Whirlpool Gold Dryer features EvenHeat/Senseon with new Auto Temperature Control. A Temperature Control system that ensures that drying is not only fast, But America's Fastest & Gentlest Drying combination! Throughout every dry cycle, Dual Sensors continuously monitor moisture and exhaust air temperature, While Items are Flexed and fluffed for uniform drying. The system automatically reduces the temperature as the load dries to ensure outstanding drying performance while protecting your clothing investment. Once it senses the load is dry, Heat is turned off and fabrics cool down. You don't have to worry about overdrying, Shrinking or Damage!" The Booklet also says that the Dryer's Extra Low Temperature is supposed to be 120 Degrees Fahrenheit but it seems hotter than that when I first start it then it cools down. It dries very fast though! Towels are Dry within an hour and Clothes have dried for me in as little as 25 minutes! Either way. Please let me know.

Post# 1152673 , Reply# 1   6/27/2022 at 22:32 (654 days old) by MaytagNeptune (FireAlarmTechGuy4444 on YouTube. Interlochen MI)        
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I am confused. Is nobody reading it?

Post# 1152696 , Reply# 2   6/28/2022 at 07:11 (654 days old) by combo52 (50 Year Repair Tech Beltsville,Md)        
Whirlpool dryer temperatures

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Hi Kelly,

Are you testing air temperature with a load in the dryer or with the dryer empty?

If youre testing with the dryer empty you will get a high air temperature very quickly, you should be testing with a load of clothing that youre drying.

In any event I wouldnt worry about it this dryer has a safety thermal fuse on the exhaust housing that will shut the whole dryer down if it hits 200, if thats not shut down I dont think theres a problem.

John L

Post# 1152722 , Reply# 3   6/28/2022 at 12:21 (654 days old) by GELaundry4ever (Nacogdoches, TX, USA)        
normal cycle

Have you tried the normal cycle? How hot does it get?

Post# 1152790 , Reply# 4   6/28/2022 at 22:12 (653 days old) by MaytagNeptune (FireAlarmTechGuy4444 on YouTube. Interlochen MI)        
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No. This was tested with clothes. 1 load was towels on high. (proper temperature) 1 was clothes (Normal cycle Mid High temp) 1 was bulky items (Medium temperature, Full size comforter) and 1 was 4 throw blankets. Delicate cycle (Extra low. It felt hotter than 120 Degrees Fahrenheit.

Post# 1152838 , Reply# 5   6/29/2022 at 11:52 (653 days old) by DADoES (TX,U.S. of A.)        

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It felt hotter than 120 Degrees Fahrenheit.
You're judging the temperature by how it feels, not verifying with a thermometer?

Do you have the machine's tech sheet?

From a Product Introduction document --
Automatic Cycles (Trip / Reset):
High (Heavy Duty, Towels/Cotton) 155F / 145F
Medium High/Normal 150F / 138F
Medium/Bulky 140F / 128F
Low/Casual 125F / 115F
Ex Low/Delicate 115F / 105F

1) Temperature is not user-adjustable in automatic cycles.
2) Some automatic cycles may start at a higher temperature and then adjust to the displayed temperature later in the cycle.
3) The default temperatures are for reference only. The actual temperature is adaptive and variable and may not fall within the ranges listed.
[there is no display of the temperature in degrees on the panel so presumably the temp choice indicator lights are the reference]

Timed dry should presumably target the same temperatures but may not exhibit the "adaptive and variable" behavior as sensor-dry?

Thermistor resistance testing:

80F 9,200Ω
90F 7,400Ω
100F 5,700Ω
110F 4,700Ω
120F 3,700Ω
130F 3,100Ω
140F 2,500Ω

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