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Whirlpool surpreme heavy duty not responding

Turned the selector knob to what we wanted to use and pushed start like usual but it just clicked this time instead of the dryer starting up it just sits there. I have the back panel off and on the lint plinum there is a sticker that is talking about different thermal switches but it doesn't tell me how to check them or where they are. I have an idea where one of them is but still not ohms test or voltage test to use to know if they are bad or good. could you please help? Thanks Bob

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Bob, if you have a voltmeter start at the terminal block where the power cord hooks up. Should have 120V from each end terminal to center terminal and 240V across the two outside terminals. If you don't have this the problem is in your outlet or breaker. If you do have this check first the thermal fuse, I will attach a photo for you. If you have a meter it should show continuity. If you don't have a meter you can temp. hook the two wires going to it together and see if the dryer starts. Do not leave it this way and make sure to unplug the dryer before hooking the wires together. This is a safety device and you need to replace the fuse if it's bad. Check these things first. Catriver...post back.

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GE corporation machines are good. But those damn chinese plastic knobs break from inside. I have driven 50 km to find out the knob is broken. I had to charge the poor customer.

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start with Activating the service diagnostic modes. You can start with the cycle selector knob at any position.

  1. Be sure the washer is in standby mode (plugged in with all indicators off).
  2. Perform the following sequence of movement using the cycle selector knob. NOTE: After reset, sequence "a" through "e" must be completed within 6 seconds. When it tells you to rotate the cycle selector knob, it means 1 click, not a full turn. Once you have completed the cycle knob turns reset and "a" through "e", turn the cycle selector 1 click clockwise from the position it is already in. This is the fault code display mode. Then press the start button. Each time you turn the cycle selector knob 1 click clockwise after pressing start will show you an error code. Note: this washer stores 4 codes if any. The error codes on this washer are displayed in this format: F5 E3, F7 E1, etc. There is an error code chart in the image below.

If there are no error codes stored, I recommend that you start from the beginning (step 1 above) and then run the Automatic test mode. If this unit detects a problem, it will display the error at the end of this test.

Post the results back to me.

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My washer test runs great I hear every thing working correctly but when I do laundry it doesn't spin. How can I fix this issue. I am getting an error code f7 e1


I know how frustrating it can be when appliances do not function properly.

This particular washer has a test that we can run to see any errors. This can be confusing on this model.

I am including a document below that will describe how to view the old error codes. Use the section that starts with Activating the service diagnostic modes. You can start with the cycle selector knob at any position.

  1. Be sure the washer is in standby mode (plugged in with all indicators off).
  2. Perform the following sequence of movement using the cycle selector knob. NOTE: After reset, sequence "a" through "e" must be completed within 6 seconds. When it tells you to rotate the cycle selector knob, it means 1 click, not a full turn. Once you have completed the cycle knob turns reset and "a" through "e", turn the cycle selector 1 click clockwise from the position it is already in. This is the fault code display mode. Then press the start button. Each time you turn the cycle selector knob 1 click clockwise after pressing start will show you an error code. Note: this washer stores 4 codes if any. The error codes on this washer are displayed in this format: F5 E3, F7 E1, etc. There is an error code chart in the image below.

If there are no error codes stored, I recommend that you start from the beginning (step 1 above) and then run the Automatic test mode. If this unit detects a problem, it will display the error at the end of this test.

I hope this is helpful. Post back your results.


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Washer will not start


I know how frustrating it can be when appliances do not function properly.

This particular washer has a test that we can run to see any errors. This can be confusing on this model.

Activating the service diagnostic modes.


You can start with the cycle selector knob at any position.

  1. Be sure the washer is in standby mode (plugged in with all indicators off).
  2. Perform the following sequence of movement using the cycle selector knob. NOTE: After reset, sequence "a" through "e" must be completed within 6 seconds. When it tells you to rotate the cycle selector knob, it means 1 click, not a full turn. Once you have completed the cycle knob turns reset and "a" through "e", turn the cycle selector 1 click clockwise from the position it is already in. This is the fault code display mode. Then press the start button. Each time you turn the cycle selector knob 1 click clockwise after pressing start will show you an error code. Note: this washer stores 4 codes if any. The error codes on this washer are displayed in this format: F5 E3, F7 E1, etc...
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Hi Jamie: After checking all of this and if it still dont work you will need to put in a new control board.

Plug cord into live electrical outlet. Check for proper voltage.
Check fuse or reset circuit breaker.
Push any key to turn ON the clothes washer and press the Rotary Cycle Selector knob to start the clothes washer.
Close door and push the Rotary Cycle Selector knob to start the clothes washer.
Check to see if the clothes washer is in a pause, soak or suds period in the cycle. Wait briefly and it may start. If washer is in suds period, SU and DS will display alternately, instead of the time remaining.
Check for restricted drain system. If there is an electrical problem in the drain system, ND error will occur after 15 minutes.
Check water supply.
Check the line screen and water valve screen.
Check for loose connections at machine control board terminal connections
Replace machine control board.

In this link, with your model could find parts replacement:
- Maytag-Parts/Dryer-Parts/Model-MGD9700SQ
- partsearch/model.aspx?model_id=5140219

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Was there a reason as to why you are removing the washer selector knob? If this is a simple matter of replacing a broken water temperature selector, you shouldn't have to remove any of the control knobs to gain access to the selector. The entire front panel comes off by removing the screws holding it in place. That way you can access the broken selector from behind the front panel much easier. Just remove the panel right above the washer top (under the dryer) and it should expose the front panel mounting screws. Remove these screws and the front panel comes off. Just make sure the unit is unplugged before you begin. I hope this helps you. Let me know if you need further assistance.

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