Question about Whirlpool GEQ9800L Electric Dryer
Could be one of several things. There is an interlock switch that turns off the machine when the door is open. There is a thermal switch that turns off the machine when it thinks it is too hot. There is usually a big start up capacitor in the motor circuit that might be defective. The timer runs off a different circuit than the motor. Unplug your dryer and use a multi-meter to test the switches. That's the easiest thing to verify first.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: my dryer wont start
check and see if you have 220 volts to your dryer using a volt / ohm meter find the cord and remove cover take meter and go across (1 test lead on left and one on right) side of cord there should be 220 volts.check this and get back to me. if no 220v trip breaker back and forth and try again
Posted on Dec 29, 2007
Hi!!! it seems that you have a bad thermal fuze located near the blower..change the thermal fuze and you should be okay..Good luck..
Posted on Jan 04, 2009
Three things you can check the door switch is it clicking? The thermal fuse you want to make sure there is continuity or worse case would be your motor.
Posted on Apr 02, 2009
THERE IS A SWITCH THAT IS LOCATED ON THE OPPOSITE SIDE OF THE DOOR. SOME OF THESE SWITCHES ARE OF THE PLUNGER TYPE. TRY PUSHING THE PLUNGER IN WHILE STARTING THE DRYER, MAKING SURE THAT NOTHING IS IN THE PATH OF THE ROTATING DRUM. IF THE DRYER STARTS, THEN EITHER ADJUST OR REPLACE THE PLUNGER SWITCH. THANKS FOR USING FIX-YA. PLEASE KEEP ME POSTED. GOOD LUCK
Posted on Sep 22, 2009
There is a micro switch on the door to stop the dryer when you open the door during normal operation. Unplug the dryer and locate the switch by visually inspecting around were the door contacts the dryer and identify if you can remove the switch without opening the dryer top. If you cannot remove the switch from the front try to access the switch by lifting the top of the dryer cover off. Unplug one of the wires and touch the wire connector you removed to the other connector on the switch using electrical tape to insulate and hold it in place. Plug the dryer in and see if it works. If it does you need to order and replace the switch. If it does not the start switch could be bad and you will need to test it with an Ohm Meter which will be the safest way to test the switch.
Posted on Jan 21, 2010
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