Question about Dryers
My name is Peter. I am a retired field service appliance technician.
You did not provide a model number. The model number is usually on a label see after you open the dryer door.
I would first start with the thermal fuse. It may be blown. But I do not know if you have one since I do not have a model number.
If you do not have a meter to check the thermal fuse you can use a 12 gauge wire and by-pass the fuse to see if the dryer will start. Remember to unplug the dryer first, and that the fuse is a safety device and must be replaced. Generally the following fuse is in the back of the dryer:
Posted on Dec 02, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: whirlpool dryer
1) sounds like that accudry sensor needs checking. If the accudry sensor (the back box with the two silver trips in it under the lint filter) does not sense wet garment it coul cause the dry to start and then cut off or not start at all. did you try using a cycle that does not sense the load you are dying. 2) the mother board of the dry may need chnaging depening on your dryer. if your dryer is like the cabrio, duet or the senseon dryer then it could be a motherboard problem.
Posted on May 20, 2008
sounds like you may have a bad door switch(mach thinks door is open when it is not).open door and look on front panel that door pushes into.you should find a small button covered in a grey rubber boot.push on it and listen for a click,if u dont hear a click the switch is bad.if u do hear a click it could still be bad or you can have a open thermal fuse
Posted on Sep 29, 2008
I have a GEW9200LW0 whirlpool dryer, that displays 3E when I try and start the dryer. nothing happens,All i get is the 3E code.
Posted on Dec 09, 2008
SOURCE: whirlpool dryer will not spin
Since your dryer is "new" it is under warranty. I will explain the possible reasons why it will not spin. Then you can decide whether to make the warranty call or not.
If your dryer doesn't tumble, check these:
Belt Dryers have a drive belt that turns the clothes drum. If the belt breaks, the drum stops rotating. Then you need to replace the belt, and often the idler pulley, because the pulley tends to wear out at the same time.
Click here for a belt installation diagram.
Motor If the dryer motor only hums when you press the Start button, the motor may be burned out. Here's how to test the dryer motor:
If the motor rotates freely, run the motor momentarily with the belt removed and the blower in place. If the motor runs fine with the belt removed, there may be a problem with the idler pulley or the clothes drum. Try to rotate the drum by hand. If it is very difficult to move, correct any problem with the rollers or pulley, and then reassemble the dryer and try it again.
If the motor hums but doesn't rotate on its own even with the belt removed--yet you can turn it freely by hand--you usually need to replace the motor or the motor start capacitor.
Door switch Your dryer can't operate at all if the door switch is defective. It's inside the dryer main housing near the door frame. Sometimes you need to raise or open the top or front of the dryer to reach the switch. If it's defective, you need to replace it.
Posted on May 21, 2009
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