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It is on wrinkle-shield option....

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Whirlpool electric dryer


Hello there and welcome to Fixya :
This is a fairly common problem with these whirpool dryers.
I will provide you with the 7 most common things to look for
which contribute to the symptom Dryer won't stop are listed below. Check or test each item and watch any available videos. If you are still unable to solve the problem you may need to do additional research and troubleshooting.
Show all parts for model GEW9878LW0 For the symptom you selected, these are the most common parts or causes, ordered by the likelihood of fixing the symptom.
othercausesandconditions.jpg Air Flow Problem The most common problem when a dryer is slow is when the vent is clogged. If the dryer is slow, check the vent from the back of the dryer to the outside of the house. If that is clogged, clear it completely and test the dryer. If the dryer is slow after the vent is cleaned, clean the internal ductwork of the dryer. This will require some disassembly.
blower-wheel-694089-00918612.jpg Blower Wheel

Item # 686172
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 not be spinning properly, which reduces the air flow. Check to see if the blower wheel is securely fastened to the drive motor shaft.
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heating-element-assembly-3401338--00621237.jpg Heating Element Assembly

Item # 528055
The heating element assembly warms the air before the air enters the dryer drum. If the dryer won't stop, it may be because the heating element assembly isn't working - which greatly increases the drying time. Check the heating element for continuity.
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lint-filter-349639--00685658.jpg Lint Filter

Item # 2659
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.
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moisture-sensor-279366-00565298.jpg Moisture Sensor

Item # 469522
Although not as common, if the dryer won't stop it may be because the moisture sensor is either defective or coated with fabric softener. Clean the moisture sensor contacts inside the dryer and th

Oct 11, 2012 | Whirlpool GEW9878LW Electric Dryer

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Won't stop, have to manually open door


Sounds like a bad timer. Your dryer is a Whirlpool product.so a replacement timer should be easy to locate. If the timer is advancing but the dryer won't stop, the problem could be the control unit. Run another load of clothes and take notice of the timer's position. If it doesn't run out, then it's very likely the timer. The video below shows step by step instructions for replacing the timer unit.

Mar 30, 2012 | Estate TEDS740JQ Electric Dryer

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Whirlpool Ultimate Care II gas dryer won't turn off.


Dryer Won't Stop Running
  • Ultimate Car II Dryers are fitted with a mechanical timer that sends an impulse to the control circuit board to stop running once the set amount of drying time has elapsed. This is because, should an electronic timer fail, this would necessitate the replacement of the entire circuit board. Confirm that the mechanical timer is indeed broken by opening the dryer's door. If the dryer stops, the circuit board is working fine and is not the problem. Simply slide off the protective faceplate of the dryer, unscrew the control board beneath, and flip it over. Connected to the back of the timer's knob should be a small round device with two wires running to the circuit board within the body of the dryer. Unscrew this device from the back of the knob and disconnect the wires. A replacement timer costs a few dollars and should screw into place without trouble. Reconnect the wires and put the dryer back together. It should work fine now.
  • If you need a new timer the best place ti get it is from Rough River Appliance Repair
  • Phone number is (270) 230-1818 his name is Charlie and he is the best!

Nov 16, 2011 | Dryers

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My drier was on the sensor cycle and was supposed to run for 54 mins. It was still drying over 2 hours later and the display showed there were 42 mins remaining in the cycle. The clothes were completely...


More than likely the temperature sensor has gone bad. If the unit is under warranty I would contact the dealer...otherwise you need to replace the sensor.

Sep 01, 2011 | Samsung 7.3 Cu. Ft. Super Capacity...

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It has yellow bars and is glowing yellow when it stops


Hi,

Here is a tip that I wrote about why an electric dryer will not stop heating sometimes.

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heatman101

Aug 07, 2011 | LG DLE2512W Electric Dryer

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Runs for little while then stops and has the code PAU on the display. I tried unplugging the cord, I reset the circuit breaker. Still the same and now it won't even start.


Try taking the control board out and check for burned off traces. Solder back those points and it should work again. Just did it to mine and now it runs again. Still flashes PAU though.

Jul 07, 2011 | Kenmore 84072 Electric Dryer

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KNOBS WON T STOP TURNING, THEY WON T START DRYER



Hi,

There can be many reasons why your dryer will not start or turn...

The most common causes are the belt breaking or jumping off, or the motor going bad...

Here are a couple of tips that I wrote will help you to figure out why your dryer will not run...

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heatman101

Dec 30, 2010 | GE DRSR483GD Gas Dryer

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My dryier stopped working soem time ago for no apparent reason, recently when we trried again we got, orange flashing lights and a F 11 on the display screen, Anybody got any ideas what this means


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If you have a gas dryer2_bing.gif.
The most common problem with a gas and no heat is the ignitor going bad...

Here is a tip that I wrote about that problem...
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heatman101

May 03, 2010 | Siemens WTXD8300 Electric Dryer

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Dryer won/t work


Hello chuhunghuang
Welcome

You said, your control lock light is lit. dryer will not work
Let me know how it goes!

Try ,
Pressing STOP/CANCEL to clear the display.
If this does not work.
pull the plug for 5 minutes or if you can't reach the plug you can turn the power off form th breaker for 5 minutes.
This should reset the system.

Let me know how it goes!
Bless You huuum
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Oct 12, 2008 | Whirlpool GEW9250P Electric Dryer

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