Question about Whirlpool GEW9250 Electric Dryer
Our Duet dryer just stopped getting any power on the control panel. When you open the door, the light inside the dryer works, but there is no further power on the front control. We checked curcuit breaker..fine; unplugged and plugged again. We also took ff the top of the dryer, did not notice any loose connections; plus we cleaned out the dryer vent...which was clean.
Any assistance would be much appreciated.
Mine shows a faint light behind the control locked indicator and the timer is dimly lit on the two middle horizontal bars (middle of the eights). They go off by pushing various button combos. If I unplug it for a week I can get the control to work for a few minutes.
I replaced the control board, it worked for 5 minutes, then back to nothing. I want to replace the interface but would rather not waste any more money.
I dont want to check every wire for continuity. If someone has fixed this problem, please let me know.
Posted on Aug 15, 2008
I had the same problem with my gas dryer and after some research found out that the control board is usually the problem. I'm guessing this is the same problem for the gas and electric problem.
I also found out that Whirlpool has a new part # out to replace the problematic board.
I found these new updated boards for sale on ebay. I bought one for about $100 and after a few loads it's still working.
The procedure is simple, after unplugging the dryer, it just takes 7 screws to remove and about 6 things to unplug on the board. I recommend labeling the connectors or take a photo before you unplug things for reference.
It took me about 30 minutes to do this fix.
Posted on Sep 14, 2008
I just repaired this exact problem today. After testing to see that the ECB was getting 110 volts, my repair guy concluded it was a bad user interface. "User Control and Display Board 8558753" that is a common issue on these. you will need to order and replace it. The problem, they are on back order with Whirlpool until March 2014. I found a used one locally. Just put it in and seems to work fine. Whirlpool should be ashamed of themselves for allowing an 8 year dryer to basically be obsolete.
Posted on Nov 27, 2013
My dryer just did this, I'm sure this is just a small sample of the nationwide problem... Anyone talk to an attourney yet?
Posted on Oct 16, 2014
I have the same problelm!!! I called a repair guy out who said it was the user interface and would cost another $320.00 on top of the $72.00 I owed for the diagnosis. Someone mentioned a class action suit. Count me in!
Posted on Jul 07, 2010
My sister was having the same problem as you all, the way I was able to get hers working again, and I know this is going to sound crazy but when it comes to electronic boards some times a nice little punch and/or swift whack will fix the problem atleast temporarily. So it will get you by in a pinch, or it may even fix th problem all together; who knows!
If you are wondering where to hit the control panel, I hit i in the area of the 'control on' button.
Posted on Sep 10, 2009
Have you guys heard of class action lawsuit???
Posted on Sep 13, 2008
Does any one have a solution to this problem. I replaced the control board dryer work for a bit then started doing the same thing. Don't know what to do next. I checked everything that i could and everything is okay. Help????
Posted on Aug 07, 2008
Interface bad on 18 month old GEW9250 dryer.
Posted on Aug 05, 2008
Nothing oin control panel lights at all??possilble bad electronic control, more likly short in user interface
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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A Whirlpool Duet dryer has a latch on the interior frame of the door. It essentially locks the door closed when the dryer is operating to keep you from opening the door and becoming injured by the tumbling drum. The dryer can only run when the latch is secured. If the latch breaks, a dryer might start but shut off prematurely. Open the door and press the latch down with your finger. It should make a ticking sound when you release it. Replace it if it doesn't.
A dryer's power cord delivers electricity from the electrical outlet to the machine. If the power cord isn't firmly plugged into the outlet, it can interfere with the electricity transfer. While your Whirlpool Duet dryer might start, it probably will shut off soon afterward if the cord is wobbly. Also, if cords wires are visible through the rubber encasing, the cord might be defective. Though the dryer turns on, a faulty power cord might not be able to sustain the dryer's long-term operation.
The Whirlpool Duet dryer's control panel operates with the support of multiple wires that link to various dryer components. After you choose a drying setting and turn on your dryer, the control panel begins running elements of the dryer. If one of the wires fails, it can disrupt the performance of your dryer. Contact a dryer repair specialist if you suspect that the control panel might have short circuited. If your dryer is still under warranty, rather than replace the corrupt wire, he might recommend replacing the entire panel.
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