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AT LEAST 127 DEGREES

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Model gew9200lw1. heats on lower setting, but not higher setting.


Hello Jean;
My name is Peter. I am a retired field service appliance technician.

If the high temperature limit switch was bad you would not get any heat at all.

I do not believe you have a control problem nor a heater problem.

What you have is a air flow problem. You are plugged up with lint in your hot air distribution manifold. You control is trying to get up to temperature but can not because not enough hot air is flowing.
This is a very common problem where people have to run the dryer 2 or 3 times to get the clothes dry.

The good news is it is a easy fix. In the back of your dryer is a hot air distribution manifold. It is held on by about 7 screws. You air blower in your dryer is at the bottom of this manifold. Un screw the manifold and pull straight out.
1.) Unplug your dryer.
2.) Remove the manifold screws.
3.) Pull the manifold straight out.
4.) Clean out the bottom of the manifold that is plugged up.
5.) Clean the fan wheel face and rotate to ensure it is free.
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6.) Remove the vent connection from the dryer to the outside wall. Inspect and clean.

If the problem still exist please call me, Peter, Glen Burnie, MD 443-306-1362

Apr 23, 2015 | Whirlpool Dryers

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Replace fuse dryer model GEQ8821LLO


Hello;
My name is Peter. I am a retired field service appliance technician.
You never explained what the problem was. Dryer not running? No heat? Dryer shutting down. It could be as simple as cleaning out your dryer hot air distribution manifold. A dryer will not run if you do not have good air flow due to lint blockage. A dryer will not run if you have a bad door switch. You can Ohm components out with a multi-meter, setting the meter to the lowest Ohms (Omega Symbol). You should get a reading of "0" if the component is good.


1.) Dryer Door Switch - This switch replaces your dryer door's switch.
  • You may need to remove your dryer's lint screen and lint screen housing before lifting its top panel to reach its existing switch.
  • Be sure your dryer is unplugged during installation.
This Dryer Door Switch part #3406107 Cost $20.00

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Dryer Door Switch - Unplug the dryer before replacing the door switch.
This Dryer Door Switch part #279782 Cost: $22.00


Thermal Cut-Off- This component is located on your heating element housing,. you may be able to access it at your hot air distribution manifold in the back of your unit.
  • When replacing your dryer's fuse, replace its thermostat, too. The thermostat should have prevented the dryer's existing fuse from blowing. The high-limit thermostat is functional to 250 degrees (Fahrenheit) and the thermal cut-off fuse to 360 degrees (Fahrenheit).
  • Install the fuse in your dryer's heater element housing box. Be sure your dryer is unplugged during installation

  • Part #: 3977394 Cost: $33.00
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    The high-limit thermostat replaces your dryer's thermostat.
    • The thermostat is functional to 250 degrees (Fahrenheit).
    • Install the thermostat in your dryer's heater element housing box. Be sure your dryer is unplugged during installation.
    This High-Limit Thermostat part #3390291
    Hot Air Distribution Manifold:
    This is in the back of your dryer and easily unbolted. If you are plugged up with lint your unit will shut down. Remove this component and clean the lower discharge end.
    25432459-jpgjqed1aonpcy4b0i04xdgb-5-14.jpg So, tell me what the problem is, and I will tell you how to fix it.

    Peter,
    Glen Burnie, Maryland, USA

    Feb 15, 2015 | Whirlpool Dryers

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    My dryer does not blow hot and will not shut off and no digital reading will display.


    Hello Bryan;

    My name is Peter. I am a retired field service appliance technician.

    So, here are the probable causes:

    1.) The blower wheel draws air through the dryer and pushes the air out the vent. If the dryer won't stop, the blower wheel may be plugged up or not be spinning properly, which reduces the air flow. Check to see if the blower wheel is securely fastened to the drive motor shaft. Check the blower hot air discharge manifold for blockage.

    2a.) If the dryer won't stop, the gas valve solenoid coils might be defective. Over time these coils will fail, causing the burner to run intermittently. If the dryer is not heating properly it may not stop. Replace the coils as a set.

    2.b) The heating element warms the air before the air enters the dryer drum. If the dryer won't stop, it may be because the heating element isn't working - which greatly increases the drying time. Check the heating element for continuity.

    3.) Dryer sheets and fabric softener can leave a residue on the lint filter, reducing the air flow. If the dryer won't stop, check to be sure air can flow freely, clean the filter as needed.

    4.) Although not as common, if the dryer won't stop it may be because the moisture sensor is either defective or shorted

    5.) If the dryer won't stop, check the high limit thermostat. If defective, the high limit thermostat can turn off the heat prematurely, lengthening the time it takes to dry a full load. This is not common.

    6.) The cycling thermostat regulates the temperature of the air in the dryer. If the dryer won't stop, it may be caused by a defective cycling thermostat turning off the heat too early. This is not common.

    7.) The thermistor senses the temperature of the air in the dryer and cycles the heat on and off. If the dryer won't stop, the thermistor may be defective. This is not common.

    Nov 16, 2014 | Dryers

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    Dryer only heats on medium and high settings and the medium setting is very hot. Does not heat on low at all.


    Sound to me like you need to check the vent for proper air flow. Make sure the pipe to the wall aint kinked. Take it apart and clean it up real good. My homemade crappy movie;

    Feb 27, 2014 | Frigidaire FEQ1442ES Electric Dryer

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    Our kenmore eliite HE4 gas dryer keeps shutting off after a few minutes of running no mattter what heat setting we put it on. On air dry mode it works. Is this a high heat sensor problem? The unit is 4...


    You didn't mention if the dryer is getting hot.


    If is getting hot, then shutting off, I agree with you.

    If it is NOT getting hot, I would suspect the IGNITER ASSY

    Dec 13, 2009 | Kenmore Elite HE4 Electric Dryer

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    Dryer doesnt blow hot air.


    I find that quite often the ignitor is out of alignment or the glass window is covered with lint.
    a gas dryer blows air through a burner assembly to heat the air. The burner assembly consists essentially of a gas valve, ignitor and a flame sensor. If any part of the burner assembly malfunctions, the result will be low or no heat and slow drying of the clothes.
    There are two common styles of ignitors, glow ignitors and spark ignitors. The ignitor ignites the gas either by heating up and glowing, or by sparking. If the ignitor fails, the dryer will not heat.

    The easiest way to check the ignitor is to observe it. Remove the small access panel in front, select a high temperature setting and start the dryer. Watch the burner assembly, shortly after starting the dryer the ignitor should begin to glow or spark. If you see it glow or spark, then the ignitor is working.

    Aug 19, 2009 | Kenmore Dryers

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    Dryer getting hot


    Dryers overheating is usually caused by a venting problem, but it sounds like you have the bases covered on that. I would look at a faulty high limit thermostat. It can be checked with an ohm meter to see if it is faulty. Hope this helped and best wishes.

    Jul 29, 2009 | Dryers

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    No heat coming from dryer


    Operating Thermostat controls heat. There is also a motor centrifulgal switch, in the element circuit, that the motor closes to insure the motor is turning. Try another heat setting. There is more than one thermostat. You may have blown the 'thermal fuse' too, which requires replacement.
    It is possible that your element has failed also. There is the timer motor also that rotates the timed contacts in that setting .

    Tripped high limit. Must clean the lint filter and the exhaust vent tube and all the way in to the dryer. Hot air exit is restricted.

    Jul 11, 2009 | Dryers

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