20 Most Recent Whirlpool GEW9200L Electric Dryer Questions & Answers

It appears your timer/main controller/CCU has failed in this instance.

For replacement parts - head on over to PartSelect.com or RepairClinic.com and enter in your full model number for a full parts listing.
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PartSelect has a great schematic database for locating the part on your unit and great "testimonials" for each part that often times includes HOW-TO information.
RepairClinic has pictures of each part they sell and also a great how-to and troubleshooting for basic repairs.

If your unit has never been serviced - there should still be an original service manual enclosed in plastic taped to the inside of the shell.
In the service manual are Error codes, maintenance procedures, and troubleshooting steps you can follow.

Anything too complicated or beyond your scope should be handled by a professional.

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Whirlpool... | Answered on Jun 11, 2016

Hello. To test properly, the dryer must be put in diag mode--a key dance of pressing "more dry, less dry--more dry, less dry" within 5 seconds with the door closed and dryer off. All lights will be illuminated and "88" will be in the display. If you open the door and a tone is heard, along with seeing a software revision number in the display, this means that the moisture circuit is shorted. *If this does not happen*, then open the door and, using a wet cloth or finger, bridge the moisture sensor bars located on the filter holder(metal strips approx 1/2 apart and several inches long). If you do this and a tone is heard and the software revision number is seen, THE SENSOR PASSES THE TEST. If it doesn't, you're going to have to troubleshoot further with a voltage/ohm VOM meter, or better, call for service because, unless you've done this before and know what to expect, you are gonna be INVOLVED in disconnecting sensor wires and checking electrical resistances and so on. You'll have to remove the toe panel(bottom panel on front of unit) to access the sensor wires. To exit diag mode, simply unplug the dryer for about 30 seconds. One thing though, if there is a lot of lint build-up, the sensor bars could be shorted by a bunch of lint crammed between the contacts--have seen that one on occasion.

Whirlpool... | Answered on Aug 16, 2015


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Whirlpool... | Answered on Jun 28, 2015

Its inside the case.

There is a how-to video on www.youtube.com. Try this video.

Whirlpool... | Answered on Jun 10, 2015

Remove the top of the fryer and you will see wiring all along the underside. You should see the a small disc shape about 3/4 inch high. That would be the thermal fuse. They are fairly cheap or you can bypass it for the time being until you get another fuse.

Whirlpool... | Answered on Apr 14, 2014

First try to unplug the dryer for 30 seconds, I then plug back in and see if it resets itself. Next, you will need to locate the wires that lead to the licking device and disconnect them and wrap electrical tape around the ends.you will have to disassemble the control panel to access it. It would help if you have the wiring diagram handy to make it quicker. It should be located on the back panel of the dryer which gives you access to the motor, wiring, etc.

Whirlpool... | Answered on Apr 14, 2014

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