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Whirlpool awz3477 The dryer stops after a few seconds, it only works on the fan setting. In the back the screws have a star shape so a regular screw driver wont work for opening the back..

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Sounds like you need a set of the T drivers to remove them. About $10 set at Sears. Also look closely and see if one or more of them have a small pin in center of the star. Many Manufactures use this as a security to keep the average DIY from fixing yourself. I got a set of 32 security bits at Harbor Freight for less than $5. You can use these with a 1/4 inch socket.

Another thing to check is the outlet from the dryer, This will require you to move the dryer out from the wall. Check the coiled hose for kinks or blocked at curves by lint. If you have not cleaned the dryer vent this year. While you have the dryer out from the wall, use an Electric leaf blower to blow out the dryer vent. If it is blocked it will cause the dryer to overheat and shut the heater down allowing the fan to run in an attempt to cool off.

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Sounds like you have solved your problem.

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SOURCE: WHIRLPOOL DRYER GGW9200LW1 My whirlpool GGW0200LW1 dryer stopped

Reach inside and try to turn the drum by hand, it should have some resistance, if it spins free, you may have a broken belt or it fell off. There is a switch on many dryer that is attatched to the motor. If the belt breaks it triggers the switch which disables the motor and heater on the dryer. Also double check that model #, Im not finding anything under that #. thanks Dave

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You will need to pry the front corners of the top to open and then remove the front to get inside. Please unplug first , Thanks, Sea Breeze

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