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You said it may be the door switch. It has been checked out with a multi-meter and it checks out fine according to the manual. Is there something I am missing or anything else I could do to check the switch? Jumper it maybe? ~Beganit
I forgot to mention in my original post that the heavy duty light is dim and stays on all the time unless the dryer is unplugged. It doesn't change when the dial is turned. Except occasionally when that dim light goes off the dryer will work as normal. It will come on and dry clothes like it is supposed to. Also the high temperature light is on dimly and stays on like the heavy duty one.

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You have got a bad connection somewhere, it could be in the timer unit,or the door switch, take off the top and shake the wires with a rubber glove on, the machine would have to be on to do this,be careful,you can by pass the switch by joining the two wires If there is just two.If only I had it in my work shop, but Ireland is too far away good luck.top of the morning to you as all us paddys say!

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  • #1Alwckw4
    Premium Member Join Date Sep 2013 Location Florida Posts Whirlpool Duet Dryer - turns on, clicks, won't run
    Model Number: GEW9250PW1
    Brand: Whirlpool
    Age: 6-10 years

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  • September 10th, 2013, 12:14 AM#2 Jake
    Appliance Tech - Admin Join Date Aug 2004 Location McMullen Valley, Arizona Posts
    Hi,

    Ok, lets first check your thermal fuse.

    You would need to take off the lower front access panel under your door, then take off the duct assembly#45, by removing the two #11 screws as shown in your parts diagram here: Bulkhead parts for Whirlpool GEW9250PW1

    Unplug or turn the breaker off to your dryer first before opening it up and ohm testing.

    Then you will need a multimeter to ohm your thermal fuse. Its #59 in that parts diagram, take both wires off the thermal fuse first.

    Here's the thermal fuse for your model you can order here if needed:
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    This video shows how to test it:



    Let us know what you find.

    If the thermal fuse tests good, We've had a few members report door switch problems.

    You can check it for continuity with a multimeter to make sure.

    Here's that door switch you can order:
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    It shows on Page 4-6 in your repair manual I posted a link to below how to access it to check/change it. Make sure your dryer is unplugged!

    Push the button in on the door switch with one meter probe on COM and the other meter probe on NO and see if it reads. Normal ohms is 0-1.


    If the thermal fuse and door switch check fine, then its the control board.

    Here's the control board for your model you can order here:
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    I'm attaching the repair manual pdf for the Whirlpool Duet dryer below.

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CHECK THERMAL SHUT OFF THERMOSTAT USUALLY LOCATED ON THE BLOWER. for OHMS or resistance with a meter. Should show a closed circuit. Ohms WHEN THIS FUSE BLOWS IT WILL SHUT DOWN EVERYTHING.

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