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Duet dryer doesn't run. control panel lights up. push on button and all you hear is a click. what do i do?

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No dryer function works when the motor cannot run and the common issue is a blown thermal fuse located on the blower housing and wired in series with the motor. There will be no power to the motor when the thermal fuse blows and the motor cannot therefore run. Bypass the thermal fuse and if the motor runs, the thermal use is indeed blown and needs to be replaced. Do not use the dryer with the thermal fuse blown due to fire hazards.

Disconnect power then open the dryer door and remove the lint filter. Remove the screws from the toe panel and remove the panel. Remove the screws securing the lint duct and remove the duct.
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The thermal fuse can now be bypassed or replaced if necessary.

Bypass the thermal fuse by disconnecting the wires and taping them together or jumping a wire between them. Once done, plug the dryer in then start it. The thermal fuse is indeed blown and needs to be replaced if the dryer runs. The thermal fuse is part number 3390719. Reassemble the dryer in reverse order of the disassembly steps.

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  • #1Alwckw4
    Premium Member Join Date Sep 2013 Location Florida Posts Whirlpool Duet Dryer - turns on, clicks, won't run
    Model Number: GEW9250PW1
    Brand: Whirlpool
    Age: 6-10 years

    My dryer turns on but when I click start, it simply clicks, but doesn't run. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
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  • September 10th, 2013, 12:14 AM#2 Jake
    Appliance Tech - Admin Join Date Aug 2004 Location McMullen Valley, Arizona Posts

    Ok, lets first check your thermal fuse.

    You would need to take off the lower front access panel under your door, then take off the duct assembly#45, by removing the two #11 screws as shown in your parts diagram here: Bulkhead parts for Whirlpool GEW9250PW1

    Unplug or turn the breaker off to your dryer first before opening it up and ohm testing.

    Then you will need a multimeter to ohm your thermal fuse. Its #59 in that parts diagram, take both wires off the thermal fuse first.

    Here's the thermal fuse for your model you can order here if needed:
    Thermal Fuse WP3392519

    This video shows how to test it:

    Let us know what you find.

    If the thermal fuse tests good, We've had a few members report door switch problems.

    You can check it for continuity with a multimeter to make sure.

    Here's that door switch you can order:
    Door Switch WP8283288

    It shows on Page 4-6 in your repair manual I posted a link to below how to access it to check/change it. Make sure your dryer is unplugged!

    Push the button in on the door switch with one meter probe on COM and the other meter probe on NO and see if it reads. Normal ohms is 0-1.

    If the thermal fuse and door switch check fine, then its the control board.

    Here's the control board for your model you can order here:
    Main Control Board WP8546219

    I'm attaching the repair manual pdf for the Whirlpool Duet dryer below.

    It shows how to get access to the control board on page 4-2 through 4-4.

    Unplug or turn the breaker off to your dryer first.

    below is a link to the manual

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