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Why does my whirlpool senseon dryer start when i disconnect the thermistor wire but then shuts off after a minute?

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In some dryer's the control panel relies on a thermistor rather than a CYCLING thermostat to regulate the drum's air temperature by monitoring the component's resistance changes; resistance goes down as temperature increases and up when temperature decreases. Once the drum's air temperature reaches a certain level required to dry clothes, the control panel shuts off the heater. The panel will turn the heater on again and begin another heating cycle when the thermistor indicates that more heat is needed to keep the air temperature constant inside the drum

Lastly check your moister sensor. ( located inside the dryer door usually) Especially if machine seems to shut down early and clothes are still wet.
Test with a meter at room temperature and it should show continuity.
A failed moisture sensor will affect the dryer run time in the automatic moisture sensing cycle but it will not affect the heating of the dryer or the timed cycle. Which are reflected by the thermostats.

Read more :http://www.ehow.com/info_12203962_check-dryer-thermistor.html

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I have model # GEW9250PW duet front loader dryer and keep getting a code E1


This is a failed thermistior error code.

The machine control electronics monitors the

exhaust temperature using the thermistor, and

cycles the heater relay on and off to maintain

the desired temperature.

Begin with an empty dryer and a clean lint

screen.

1. Plug in dryer or reconnect power.

2. Set the following configuration:

? Door - must be firmly closed

? Press Control On

? Press End Of Cycle Signal (Louder)

? Press Start

3. If after 60 seconds, E1 or E2 flashes in the

display and the dryer shuts off, the thermistor

or wire harness is either shorted or open.

? Unplug dryer or disconnect power.

? Check wire connections at the machine

control electronics and thermistor. See

Accessing & Removing the Electronic

Assemblies, page 7, and figure 8 for

thermistor location.

? If wire connections are good, remove the

two wires from the thermistor and replace
the thermistor.
the part number is 8577274 you can remove the lower panel in the front to change the part.
thanks and please rate me thank you....ken

Jun 07, 2011 | Whirlpool GEW9250P Electric Dryer

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I have a whirlpool gold senseon drying system, it seems to get to hot or something and gives me a code of E1, can you tell me what that means and how to fix it?


Hi

Error E1 means thermistor is open. The thermistor is on the top of the blower housing. Remove the bottom panel, locate the thermistor and replace it. It looks like this--

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Please post back if you need more information. Hope this helps...

Daniel

Sep 03, 2010 | Whirlpool Dryers

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I have a Whirlpool GEX9868JQ0 Electric dryer. Rvery time I use it ,it will stop within a few minutes and display E1. It takes me a long time to dry clothes, having to re start the dryer over and over. ...


The electronic control detected that the thermistor is open as indicated by the fault code E1. It's either the connection between the thermistor and the electronic control is broken or the thermistor is indeed open. Troubleshooting and repair is an easy task can be one in a couple of minutes. Make sure to unplug the dryer before attempting any repair work.

Remove the dryer's back panel to access and check the thermistor. Remove the screws securing the back panel then pull the panel off the cabinet and locate the thermistor on the blower housing.
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Check to make sure the wires are snugly connected and there are no signs of bad contacts or corrosion. Disconnect the wires if there's no issue found with them and the connections then tape the wires together or jump a wire between them.

Put a few load of wet or damp clothing, plug the dryer in then start it. Error E2 should appear on the display to indicate that the thermistor has been shorted. It signifies that the electronic control and the wire harness are all good and the thermistor is indeed open. Replace the thermistor with part number 8577274.

Simply unscrew it from the blower housing, install the new one, and transfer the wires from the old to the new one. It actually doesn't matter to which terminal the wires should go since the thermistor is not polarized.

Feel free to update us about the development of the troubleshooting and repair should you have further questions.

Note: This advice is outlined for the purpose of troubleshooting without the use of a volt-ohmmeter. Simply check the resistance of the thermistor if a volt-ohmmeter is available. Refer to the table below for the correct resistance reading.

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Sep 02, 2010 | Whirlpool GEX9868J Electric Dryer

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E1 whirlpool duet electronic gas dryer error keeps coming on. dryer shuts off after a few minutes


The fault code means the electronic control detected the thermistor is open. It's either the wire harness connecting the thermistor and electronic control is broken or the connection is loose or the thermistor is indeed open. Measure the resistance of the thermistor then refer to the temperature and resistance table below for the normal thermistor resistance values. Replace the thermistor if the measured resistance is not in the table.
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Check the continuity of the wire harness if the thermistor resistance is good and make sure the connectors are fully inserted. Replace the harness if it is broken (no continuity). The problem lies in the electronic control board if no issue is found in the harness and the connections.

The thermistor is located on the blower housing and can be accessed through the toe panel. Shut off the gas supply and disconnect electrical power to the dryer. Remove the two hex-head screws from the bottom flange of the toe panel then pull the panel down and off the cabinet.
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Remove the hex-head screw from the lint duct bracket and remove the bracket. Remove the two hex-head screws from the lint duct and remove the duct.
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Remove the wires from the terminals of the thermistor when measuring its resistance. Remove the two-hex-head screws securing it to the blower housing when replacing it and install the new one. Reassemble in reverse order of the disassembly steps.

Aug 10, 2010 | Whirlpool Dryers

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It starts working for a minute and it stop working


It is an indication of a shorted thermistor. Disconnect power to the dryer and check the resistance of the thermistor.

The thermistor (part #8577274) is located on the blower housing with red/white stripe and black wires and can be accessed by removing the lower front access panel. Remove the two hex-head screws attaching the bottom of the lower front access panel to the cabinet and pull the bottom out then down and move the panel away from the cabinet.

Disconnect one wire from the thermistor and use an ohmmeter, set to X1, to measure the resistance. Touch the ohmmeter test leads to the thermistor terminals and measure the resistance. The resistance reading at room temperature of a good thermistor is between 8.5 and 13.5 ohms; otherwise, replace the thermistor.

Remove the two screws mounting the thermistor to the blower housing then mount and secure the new thermistor in place. Connect the thermistor wires then slide the lower front access panel up back into position to the cabinet and secure its bottom with the two securing screws.

In case the measured thermistor resistance falls within the allowed range, measure the resistance between the disconnected thermistor wire and the other one. Replace the dryer control electronics (part #8546219).

Remove the screws attaching the top panel to the rear of the dryer then slide the panel rearward and lift it off.

Facing the front of the dryer, the dryer control board is located on the left mounted behind the bracket. Remove the three screws holding the bracket in place then rotate assembly up and set it on the side panel.

Disconnect the wiring harnesses from the control board one at a time then connect it to the new control board.

Remove the control board mounting screw near the transformer then press the side ends one at a time to release the mounting tabs and lift the end away from the bracket.

Secure the new control board to the bracket and reassemble the rest in reverse of the steps given above.

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Our Whirlpool Senseon Dryer stopped heating. It's


I had the same problem. I replaced the thermistor,heating element and another part and still didn't correct problem. i finally had a friend come check it and believe it or not it was the 30 amp fuse in my fuse panel of the house.Come to find out the dryer will run and everything works like it should on 1/2 of the 220 plug but the other half runs the heating element.Both fuses must be good. I replaced the 30 amp round fuse and it works and heats perfect. I hope this helps you and saves you some time and money.
Tommy

Mar 16, 2010 | Whirlpool Dryers

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GGW9868KL0 SENSEON GAS DRYER Flame comes on but clothes not dry


since you know your stuff and our exhaust is clear correct,,,change your gas vavle coils ..if weak they will shut unit down in a couple of mintues..

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Whirpool Senseon stops mid-cycle


there is a thermostat called a thermister on the blower box that will do that(run for few minutes and shut off) get the model number off dryer door or on inside dryer door wall ,go to sears .com click on parts put in model number and it will show you exactly where everything goes,let me know how you do-mike

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Whirlpool Electric dryer E1


An E1 Code is a thermistor fault TEST #3a Thermistor Test
The machine control electronics monitors the
exhaust temperature using the thermistor, and
cycles the heater relay on and off to maintain
the desired temperature.
Begin with an empty dryer and a clean lint
screen.
1. Plug in dryer or reconnect power.
2. Set the following configuration:
➔ Door – must be firmly closed
➔ Press Control On
➔ Press End Of Cycle Signal (Louder)
➔ Press Start
3. If after 60 seconds, E1 or E2 flashes in the
display and the dryer shuts off, the thermistor
or wire harness is either shorted or open.
➔ Unplug dryer or disconnect power
➔ Check wire connections at the machine
control electronics and thermistor.
To access the Thermistor you will need to open the bottom front panel 2 screws the thermistor is on the exh duct (Center) check it there let me know if you need futher help

Dec 09, 2007 | Whirlpool GEW9250 Electric Dryer

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Whirlpool Duet Electric Dryer (5yrs old)


An E1 Code is a thermistor fault TEST #3a Thermistor Test
The machine control electronics monitors the
exhaust temperature using the thermistor, and
cycles the heater relay on and off to maintain
the desired temperature.
Begin with an empty dryer and a clean lint
screen.
1. Plug in dryer or reconnect power.
2. Set the following configuration:
➔ Door – must be firmly closed
➔ Press Control On
➔ Press End Of Cycle Signal (Louder)
➔ Press Start
3. If after 60 seconds, E1 or E2 flashes in the
display and the dryer shuts off, the thermistor
or wire harness is either shorted or open.
➔ Unplug dryer or disconnect power
➔ Check wire connections at the machine
control electronics and thermistor.
To access the Thermistor you will need to open the bottom front panel 2 screws the thermistor is on the exh duct (Center) check it there let me know if you need futher help

Nov 10, 2007 | Whirlpool GEW9250 Electric Dryer

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