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Whirpool GGw9250Pw3 no power on Control Panel Inside light works

I have a dryer with a dead front panel. Dryer was working fine and then went to dry a second load and panel would not turn on. I have already checked control lock which will turn on and off but no other function.

Does the themal resistor cut power to the control panel if open or does it look like a control board failure (8546219)

The only fucttion that will click on is the drum light and COntrol lock will turn on and off.
Unit is 1 1/2 year I thought WHirpool was better than this

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  • caminatr Jan 18, 2009

    I have a similar problem. The light inside the drum goes on if I open the door, and goes off when closed. But nothing I do can get the control panel on. I had a tech come out and he pulled the system apart -- he concluded the problem is not related to either the thermal fuse, the motor, or heating element. Diagnosing and fixing a problem with the electrical control unit was beyond his skill level though.

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In my case, the problem was a dead main board. The board cost $190 and the overall repair cost $335. I will never buy another Whirlpool due to this experience.

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Hi.



Please read the Fixya article below explaining how to fix the problems related to control lock on Whirlpool dryers and washers.


The front light lit on my Whirlpool.


Regards.

Posted on Feb 22, 2010

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