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Whirlpool Seseon Gas Dryer - Drum Doesn't Spin.

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I have a problem with Whirlpool Seseon Gas Dryer (Mod#GGW9868KQ1), It worked perfectly till last weekend, usual laundry day. I chose the cycle pressed Start, heard click, but drum tumbling didn't start, Stopped cycle, re-programmed for another one - the same result, click and the drum didn't spin. Here is the set of actions, which i performed so far:
1. Opened a toe panel and tested thermal fuse, thermistor and high limit thermostat for continuity Examined connectors, removed all the lint (wasn't a lot!).
2. Performed factory diagnostic tests (access code: more time - less time, more time - less time). No error codes, door switch looks good.

Is there anything i can do before taking dryer apart? Also, is there any educated way to access motor area without removing the drum or ripping a back part of cabinet?

Thank you fin advance for your assistance.

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Q - My gas dryer will not heat, what could stop my dryer from heating?
A - Things that could stop a gas dryer from heating:
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Posted on Mar 07, 2009

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if you thermal fuse is gone then the dryer will not start(you can bypass the fuse by taping the wires together and test it, then buy a new fuse as if left bypassed it will cause a fire), it is recommended to change both. Here is a picture hope it helps Tim:

http://www.applianceaid.com/pictools/thermalfuse&stat.JPG

Posted on Dec 24, 2010

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check the thermal switch it is located on the top of the heat chamber in the back of the mach. you lift the top of the dryer and it will be on top in the back right there will be to the thermal swith and the high limit thermostat they have to be replace as a set

Posted on Jan 07, 2011

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when motors go bad the smell is godly awlful is yours like that? if so have the motor replaced

Posted on Jun 05, 2011

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Hello,
their are two possiblities causing that

1) while cleaning the lint from the motor a wire accidently got pulled of of the motor switch

2) to me the buzzing when start button is pushed and may or may not start,the motor is bad

When trying the trick to start the motor by hand the door switch also must be pressed in

Gene

Posted on Aug 05, 2011

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