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Getting to Know Your Whirlpool Duet Dryer

Guide on How to Reset a Whirlpool Duet Dryer

Troubleshooting Tips and Tricks for Resetting Your Whirlpool Duet Dryer

Maintain Your Whirlpool Duet Dryer to Help Prevent Problems

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How to Reset a Whirlpool Duet Dryer: Your Comprehensive Guide

4 min readUpdated Jul. 10, 2024Lyle WeischwillDryer
How to Reset a Whirlpool Duet Dryer: Your Comprehensive Guide

Welcome to Sears Home Services, the go-to place for all your home appliance solutions. Today, we're focusing on how to reset a Whirlpool Duet Dryer. If your dryer isn't performing as it should, don’t fret, you may not need a technician just yet. Our instructions on how to reset Whirlpool Dryer are simple to follow and could get your machine back to its tip-top condition in no time.


  • Resetting your Whirlpool Duet dryer typically involves disconnecting electrical power for 1 minute and then restoring power.
  • The dryer will sometimes resume normal operations after resetting the control board by temporarily disconnecting electrical power.
  • Get troubleshooting tips and learn other ways to reset your Whirlpool Duet dryer when you see an error code on the display.

Getting to Know Your Whirlpool Duet Dryer

Your Whirlpool Duet Dryer is more than just a regular appliance. It's a high-performance machine, created with efficiency and quality drying performance in mind. But like all electronic appliances, it may encounter glitches from time to time. These could include non-responsive controls, error codes, or even a dryer that's not drying your clothes as it should.

That's where learning how to reset a Whirlpool Duet Dryer comes in handy. A reset can often resolve these issues, taking your dryer back to its original settings and clearing out any temporary glitches. It's like giving your dryer a fresh start.

Guide on How to Reset a Whirlpool Duet Dryer

So, how do you reset a dryer, specifically a Whirlpool Duet dryer? Here, we provide a step-by-step guide to troubleshoot Whirlpool electric dryer issues and reset your appliance.

Reset the electronic control board on your Whirlpool Duet dryer by following these simple steps:

  1. Unplug the dryer to completely disconnect electrical power. If the power cord is difficult to reach, shut off the house circuit breaker for the dryer to completely kill power to the appliance.
  2. Leave the power disconnected for 1 minute.
  3. Plug the power cord back in or reset the house circuit breaker for the dryer to restore electrical power.

The electronic control board on the dryer will boot back up and the dryer may operate normally. It's time to test your dryer. Turn it on and run a short cycle to see if the reset has resolved the issues.

If your dryer is still not working as expected after following these steps on how to reset Whirlpool dryer, it might be time to call in a professional technician for help.

Troubleshooting Tips and Tricks for Resetting Your Whirlpool Duet Dryer

When an error code is preventing your Whirlpool Duet dryer from working, you’ll need to troubleshoot and fix the cause for the error code to reset the control. To troubleshoot dryer problems yourself, look up the error cord on our Whirlpool Duet Dryer Error Code Chart. Follow the DIY troubleshooting steps shown in that chart for the error code being displayed.

For example, when the dryer displays the F:01 code and disconnecting power to the dryer for several minutes doesn’t clear the code, you’ll likely need to replace the electronic control board as shown in this YouTube video:

If you’re not completely confident that you can complete troubleshooting and repairs recommended in the error code chart yourself, schedule repair service and we’ll send a Sears Home Services technician to your home to fix the dryer.

Maintain Your Whirlpool Duet Dryer to Help Prevent Problems

Properly cleaning and maintaining your Whirlpool Duet dryer will help prevent the need for resetting the control and troubleshooting dryer failures. Clean the dryer vent every few months to keep exhaust air flowing smoothly. Clear lint off the lint screen filter before starting each load.

To help keep your dryer in top shape and operating smoothly, schedule annual professional maintenance by Sears Home Services. Our technician will clear lint out of the inside of the dryer and check all aspects of dryer operation. Having your dryer professionally maintained will help prevent breakdowns and keep your Whirlpool dryer lasting longer.

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