Question about Whirlpool GEQ9800P Electric Dryer

1 Answer

Power supply good.....Dryer won't start

Checked power source, voltage, and terminals, all are good. Then checked the bulb, it is blown. Could this be the problem?

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.

    Sergeant:

    An expert that hasĀ over 500 points.

    Champion:

    An expert who has answered 200 questions.

  • Expert
  • 324 Answers

No check resistance on thermal fuse

Posted on Nov 23, 2008

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Have power everywhere but won't turn on


see this causes and fix it. God bless you
1. No power to the dryer
Make sure there's power getting to the dryer. Check for a tripped circuit breaker or a blown fuse. Check the wall socket for power with a voltmeter or by plugging something else in. Sometimes the power cord disconnects or burns at the dryer, if this is the case, the wiring and the terminal block must be repaired or replaced.

2. Door switch / Door switch actuator lever
The dryer would not start with a broken door switch. Replace the door switch if found defective.

Most dryers have a door switch actuator lever - when you close a dryer door, it presses against the lever, which actuates the door switch. If the lever is broken, the switch would not activate and the dryer would not start. Replace the lever, if broken.

Note: Door switch actuator lever usually comes with the door switch assembly and it is recommended to get the whole assembly since there is almost no price difference between the door switch assembly and just the lever. Check your model for more details.Thermal Fuse The thermal fuse helps to prevent a dryer fire by shutting off power to the dryer if it overheats. If the dryer won't start check this fuse first. Test the thermal fuse with an ohm meter or continuity checker. This is the most common part to fail when the dryer won't start. Once the thermal fuse has blown, it has to be replaced. It can not be reset.

Thermal Cut Out Fuse Kit Most dryers have several temperature control devices such as a thermal fuse, thermal cut out, high limit fuse or high limit thermostat. Some manufacturers sell the thermal fuse and thermal cut out in a kit. These kits normally solve no-heat problems rather than when the dryer won't start. However, in some models, this kit will solve both problems. Even though this is not the most common part to fail if the dryer won't start, both can be checked using an ohm meter or continuity checker. If they have continuity they are good. If not, they should be replaced.

Main Control Board The main control board is normally not at fault when the dryer won't start. First, check all of the other components in this troubleshooting guide before replacing the main control board. The main control board can not be tested and must be replaced if it is defective. If there are obvious signs of burning or a shorted out component on the board, it should be replaced.
Timer The timer is normally not at fault when the dryer won't start. In many situations where timers are replaced they end up being returned. First, check all of the more common components in this troubleshooting guide before replacing the timer. If the dryer won't start, the cause is much more likely to be a thermal fuse or switch. The timer can not be tested, it must be replaced if it is defective.



10_3_2012_5_28_02_am.gif

Oct 02, 2012 | Dryers

2 Answers

Kenmore 90 Series stopped running


1 st check all power socket......

2if power sockets rae ok then check out cable ....is it have any cut ....

3if every thing u check ed is ok then emidiatly contact ur dealer for  extra support.

 

best regards & best of luck..

Oct 12, 2007 | Kenmore 62802 Electric Dryer

1 Answer

Dryer not heating


If your dryer won't heat up, it's possible that it is not being supplied with the proper voltage. Here are three ways to make sure power is getting to your dryer: First, make sure your dryer is plugged in. Next, check the circuit breaker panel to make sure all the circuit breakers are in the correct positions. Finally, check to make sure no fuses in your fuse panel are blown. Any of these could explain why power is not getting to your dryer.
Thanks.

May 16, 2012 | Kenmore Dryers

1 Answer

I have voltage to dryer, door switch checks good, start switch checks good, but dryer will not start. What can I check next?


Check the continuity of the thermal fuse located on the blower housing. This thermal fuse is wired in series with the motor and once blown, power to the motor is terminated and the dryer will not start. Also the power to the heating circuit is activated through the motor centrifugal switch. The dryer will therefore not heat once the motor cannot run.

Disconnect power then access the thermal fuse on blower housing.

jahn27_42.jpg
Dryers with lint filter on the front.

jahn27_43.jpg
Dryers with lint filter on the top.

You can bypass the thermal fuse for troubleshooting purposes by disconnecting the wires and connecting them together. Insulate the connection properly and plug the dryer back in. The thermal fuse is indeed blown and needs to be replaced along with the cycling thermostat if the dryer starts. Do not use the dryer with the thermal fuse bypassed due to fire hazards.

Let us know if you need further advice but indicate the exact model number of the dryer.

Jan 28, 2011 | Kenmore 62622 Electric Dryer

1 Answer

Won't start when we push in start button. There's


No...the bulb is probably a symptom of the problem and not the cause. You should start by checking the thermal fuse. These are common symptoms of when a thermal fuse blows. If the model number is correct, you can access the fuse by:

1. UNPLUGGING the dryer and turning the entire unit around so you can access the rear panel (you may have to disconnect the exhaust vent hose).

2. Locate and remove the screws around the perimeter of the rear panel. With the screws removed, the panel will come off. Set aside.

The thermal fuse is located on the blower fan housing on the lower left hand side of the dryer (as viewed from the rear. It is a small plastic (usually white in color) component with two wires attached to it.

Disconnect the two wires from the thermal fuse and take a resistance reading. You should read something close to 0 ohms on the resistance scale if the fuse is good. If the the fuse is bad, you cannot reset it and it must be replaced.

Replacement parts (if required) can be purchased at any of the following websites:

searspartrsdirect.com
pcappliancerepair.com
appliancepartspros.com
repairclinic.com

Prices vary between sites, so shop and compare. The first three sites listed also have helpful exploded view parts illustrations to assist you with locating and properly identifying the parts you may need. The thermal fuse is listed as item 23 (part number 3392519) under the "Bulkhead" parts illustration.

If the thermal fuse has blown, it usually blows for a reason. The number one cause, is poor exhaust ventilation or dirty dryer interior, causing the unit to overheat.

Another cause of a dryer that fails to start is a bad power cord, bad receptacle, or tripped circuit breaker.

Double check your power source by unplugging the dryer and verifying the voltage at the wall receptacle. You should read 220-240VAC across the two Hot terminals (left and right slots). If the voltage is incorrect, check to make sure you don't have a breaker tripped. Some homes use 2 separate 120VAC breakers to provide power to the receptacle vice using one 240VAC breaker.

If the voltage IS correct, leave the dryer unplugged and remove the cover plate on the terminal block in the back of the dryer (this is where the power cord is installed). Plug the dryer back in and take a voltage reading across the two hot (RED and BLACK) wires at the terminal block. You should read 220-240VAC. If the voltage is good, you have an internal heating problem. If the voltage is bad at the terminal block, but good at the receptacle, you have a bad power cord.

NOTE: If the wires at the terminal block are not color coded, the outer two wires (left and right) are the hot leads. The center conductor is neutral or ground.

Here are some additional links that can give you some advice on how to maintain your dryer and troubleshoot if necessary:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r3578821-dryer_takes_too_long_to_dry

http://www.fixya.com/support/r3576548-dryer_runs_but_does_not_heat

http://www.fixya.com/support/r3574332-dryer_ducting_installation_advice

If you have any questions, or if your model number differs from the one you listed the question under, please post back and let me know. I hope this helps you.

Mar 21, 2010 | Roper REX4634KQ Electric Dryer

2 Answers

Roper dryer won't start when you push in the start button. There's a small light bulb 120 volt 10 watt inside the dryer that is burned out. Has a plastic covering over it. Does this little bulb have...


The bulb is probably a symptom of the problem and not the cause. You should start by checking the thermal fuse. These are common symptoms of when a thermal fuse blows. If the model number is correct, you can access the fuse by:

1. UNPLUGGING the dryer and turning the entire unit around so you can access the rear panel (you may have to disconnect the exhaust vent hose).

2. Locate and remove the screws around the perimeter of the rear panel. With the screws removed, the panel will come off. Set aside.

The thermal fuse is located on the blower fan housing on the lower left hand side of the dryer (as viewed from the rear. It is a small plastic (usually white in color) component with two wires attached to it.

Disconnect the two wires from the thermal fuse and take a resistance reading. You should read something close to 0 ohms on the resistance scale if the fuse is good. If the the fuse is bad, you cannot reset it and it must be replaced.

Replacement parts (if required) can be purchased at any of the following websites:

searspartrsdirect.com
pcappliancerepair.com
appliancepartspros.com
repairclinic.com

Prices vary between sites, so shop and compare. The first three sites listed also have helpful exploded view parts illustrations to assist you with locating and properly identifying the parts you may need. The thermal fuse is listed as item 23 (part number 3392519) under the "Bulkhead" parts illustration.

If the thermal fuse has blown, it usually blows for a reason. The number one cause, is poor exhaust ventilation or dirty dryer interior, causing the unit to overheat.

Another cause of a dryer that fails to start is a bad power cord, bad receptacle, or tripped circuit breaker.

Double check your power source by unplugging the dryer and verifying the voltage at the wall receptacle. You should read 220-240VAC across the two Hot terminals (left and right slots). If the voltage is incorrect, check to make sure you don't have a breaker tripped. Some homes use 2 separate 120VAC breakers to provide power to the receptacle vice using one 240VAC breaker.

If the voltage IS correct, leave the dryer unplugged and remove the cover plate on the terminal block in the back of the dryer (this is where the power cord is installed). Plug the dryer back in and take a voltage reading across the two hot (RED and BLACK) wires at the terminal block. You should read 220-240VAC. If the voltage is good, you have an internal heating problem. If the voltage is bad at the terminal block, but good at the receptacle, you have a bad power cord.

NOTE: If the wires at the terminal block are not color coded, the outer two wires (left and right) are the hot leads. The center conductor is neutral or ground.

Here are some additional links that can give you some advice on how to maintain your dryer and troubleshoot if necessary:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r3578821-dryer_takes_too_long_to_dry

http://www.fixya.com/support/r3576548-dryer_runs_but_does_not_heat

http://www.fixya.com/support/r3574332-dryer_ducting_installation_advice

If you have any questions, or if your model number differs from the one you listed the question under, please post back and let me know. I hope this helps you.

Mar 21, 2010 | Roper RES7646KQ Electric Dryer

1 Answer

My GE DPSB620ECWW does not light up the pannel or


Check circuit breaker at the house electric panel, if good, check for voltage (220/240)volts at the receptacle that the dryer power cord plugs into, if good, check for voltage(220/240)volts at the dryer terminal block where the dryer power cord connects to the dryer, if good, check voltages at the dryer power transformer, should be 220/240 volts for motor,and 110/115 volts control power for dryer controls, you should find the failure within these inspections/testing.
Good Luck !

Mar 15, 2010 | GE Profile DPSB620ECWW Electric Dryer

3 Answers

Dryer has 110V only.Light burns when door is opened.Controle panel does not switch on at all.Each leg where power cord is attached has 110V.I have replaced Thermal Cut-off & High Limit...


Hi,
Your problem is not in the dryer. 220V circuits can be confusing in that the 110 leg can feed back and in reality you are getting the same 110V reading on both legs. Check across the two legs and see if you get 220V if not then you have confirmed what I suspect. Your problem is probably with you circuit breaker in the electric panel. Try switching the breaker off and forcefully turning it back on, You also can take off the panel cover and check to see if you have 220V across the two poles of the circuit breaker. You may have to replace the circuit breaker, it is not uncommon for one leg of a breaker ot go out especially when used on a dryer that pulls high amp. resistance loads.

Heatman101

Dec 26, 2009 | Whirlpool GEW9868K Electric Dryer

2 Answers

Drying Machine Problem


Hi..

If your dryer is not drying,

Power from the house
Check to see whether there's power getting to the dryer. Is it plugged in? Check for blown fuses or tripped circuit breakers--your dryer uses two fuses or circuit breakers. The dryer could tumble but not heat if only one of the two fuses is blown. If you have circuit breakers, one of the two circuit breakers can trip, even if the two for the dryer are connected.

Heating elementOften a dryer heating element burns out, but doesn't trip the circuit breaker or blow a fuse. The heating element is simply a long coil of special wire. You can check it for continuity with an ohm meter. No continuity means the element is bad and you need to replace it--electric heating elements aren't repairable.

Thermal fuse On many dryers, there's a thermal fuse mounted to the exhaust duct inside the back cover panel. The fuse--which is about an inch long--is usually embedded in black resin and mounted in a white plastic housing. If the fuse has blown, you need to replace it. (You can't re-set it.)

Wiring A common problem is for the main wiring connection from the house, at the dryer, to burn and break its connection. Because the dryer can still tumble with partial power, the connection may be only partially defective. You may need to replace both the power cord to the dryer and the terminal block inside the dryer that the wire is attached to.


Regards
PCmania



Jul 16, 2009 | Whirlpool Dryers

1 Answer

I have a Roper REL4636BW dryer. It will not start. The timer runs and the on off switch tests ok, and the door switch works also


The first step in troubleshooting would be to unplug the dryer and remove the cover on the terminal block. This is where the dryer power cord is installed. Plug the dryer back in and then take a voltage reading across the two hot (RED and BLACK) wires on the AC Voltage scale. You should read about 220-240VAC if good. If the voltage is bad at the terminal block, unplug the dryer again and check the wall receptacle across the LEFT and RIGHT slots. If good at the receptacle, but bad at the terminal block, you have a bad power cord. If bad in both places, you have an electrical problem with the receptacle of distribution source.

Now...barring a defective drive motor, improper source voltage at the wall receptacle, or defective power cord, the most common cause of a dryer that will not run is a blown Thermal Fuse.

The Thermal Fuse is located on the air blower fan housing in the back of the dryer. It is a small white plastic component with two wires attached to it. To access, simply remove the back panel of the dryer. The Thermal Fuse will be located on the blower fan housing on the lower left hand side of the dryer. Make sure the dryer is unplugged and disconnect the wires before making any resistance checks. The fuse should read about zero ohms if good. If bad, replace it. You can purchase replacements on line at searspartsdirect.com, appliancepartspros.com, or repairclinic.com. Just use your model number for your search criteria. The Thermal Fuse is listed under the "Bulkhead" heading as item number 8.

NOTE: If the Thermal Fuse is blown, it usually blows for a reason. Verify all your ventilation ducting and blower fan assembly is clear of any clogs. Failure to do so, will result in repeated failures of any components you may replace.

If you have any questions, please let me know. I hope this helps you.

Jun 29, 2009 | Dryers

Not finding what you are looking for?
Whirlpool GEQ9800P Electric Dryer Logo

Related Topics:

50 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Whirlpool Dryers Experts

Dan Webster
Dan Webster

Level 3 Expert

8147 Answers

Tim Whalen

Level 3 Expert

3056 Answers

Richard Roth
Richard Roth

Level 3 Expert

9472 Answers

Are you a Whirlpool Dryer Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...