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My wife just finished drying a load of clothes in our Whirlpool 9250 dryer, cleaned the lint filter, and put in another load. When she went to set it to an automatic cycle the machine simply beeps three (3) times like when you attempt to change the temperature in an automatic cycle the time on the display flashes at that point until cancel is pushed. I tried switching to manual cycles with the same results. I also tried unplugging this for several minutes and plug it back in and nothing changes. Any thoughts?

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  • Todd Didier Oct 16, 2010

    Okay, I purchased a new thermistor with the hopes that that would fix the problem. Once I got into it everything tested out okay according to the service diagram. There was a bunch of dirt



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  • Todd Didier Sep 28, 2010

    I'm guesing the three beeps mean something? The control panel appears to be working and lights up but when I attempt to start the cycle I get three beeps and the time on the display flashes. The dryer will not do anything. The motor does not hum. The belt seems intact when I trun the drum by hand it is turning the motor. The dryer is a Whirlpool Duet 9250 and only 4 years old.

  • Todd Didier Sep 28, 2010

    The door switch turns off and on the light inside the dryer fine. I assumbed it was working properly but could it still be bad?

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    D. Floyd Kolb Sep 28, 2010

    The door switch should be good must be something more involved like the thermal fuse or the thermostat...
    At this point to troubleshoot it you almost need to use an electrical meter and start to flow the power and see where it stops at...then you know what the problem is...




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