Whirlpool dryer rear drum seal

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    Default Whirlpool dryer rear drum seal

    Model: WED5100VQ1 ( EXAMPLE)

    I have 3 whirlpool dryers that should be cycling at 155-25 F.
    They all cycle at between slightly over 160 and 120 or slightly higher.
    How much will this affect drying?
    Is this an iindication of a worn rear seal?
    Check temps with 3different thermometers.

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    I have 3 whirlpool dryers that should be cycling at 155-25 F.
    Why?

    They all cycle at between slightly over 160 and 120 or slightly higher.
    Heat on at 120ºF and heat off at 160ºF? If yes, that is good they are reaching the 155ºF and shutting down the heat.

    How much will this affect drying?
    120ºF and 160ºF would give us an average or mean temperature of 140ºF and this is good.

    Is this an iindication of a worn rear seal?
    Probably not.
    Lots of lint inside the cabinet, small clothing, keys, coins inside the bottom would be more of an indication of a worn drum seal.

    jeff.
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    "Why?"
    The operating stats are rated at 155-25.
    Get the same readings with new stat and new thermometer. Used two thermometers to see if both gave same results. Thought maybe one needed calibrating.
    Didn't give the average a thought actually. Was a little concerned it was not staying hot enough long enough to dry properly since they cycle at such a low temp.

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    since they cycle at such a low temp.
    Most newer dryers do cycle at a slightly lower temp....this helps with their energy rating.

    The operating stats are rated at 155-25
    Should heat above the 155ºF and then cycle the thermostat.

    jeff.
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