Question about Whirlpool GEW9200L Electric Dryer
My dryer just quit working today, it isn't getting any power to the control panel , but the inside the dryer itself works. I have been reading all of the troubleshooting help sections, and it seem this is quite common with this dryer. Im guessing (from what I have read...that its the computer in the control panel. My first question is how do I tell if this is actually the problem.... I cant afford a service call right now, my son has leukemia and money is tight, I had a warranty the expired Feb. 08 go figure. Is there anyway that is cheap to fix this , or am I better off buying a used dryer for now. There was lint on the comp. board, Im sure this probably assisted with causing what ever is wrong with it, I just assumed the repair man that came out 2 times a year to work on it while it was under warranty would have noticed the lint on it and at least mentioned it to us, so now that its no longer under warrranty and we have fallen on hard times it goes out, Please tell me there is an easy fix, or at least a way to tell for sure that the control panel is the problem. About how much does it cost to repair something of this nature...
Thanks for all of your help
Where is the thrermal fuse located?
Posted on Aug 03, 2008
Check the thermal fuse for problem here.Please leave a Rating! Thanx!
Posted on Jun 05, 2008
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AnneJ EXPERT July 03, 2012
I can understand how important it is to have your dryer working properly. However, without the model number, I can only provide some general information on the issue. There are several components that can cause a dryer to stop heating. These depend on the source of power that the dryer uses. If the dryer is electric the problem could be caused by a failed thermal fuse, hi limit thermostat, control thermostat, thermal cut-off, or heating element. This could also be cause by a blown household breaker (there are two for this type of dryer, and one can blow or pop without the other one), or a failed timer. Some of these will also cause a gas dryer to stop heating, such as the thermostats, the thermal fuse and the thermal cut-off depending on your model. However, there is also the ignitor, the burner, the safety valve, or the coils that can cause it as well. In order to determine which part is causing the problem you will need to test the different components. If you could reply with your model number and any additional details about this, I can then provide a more detailed answer.
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