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Offline trishedington

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whirlpool duet dryer stopped working
« on: June 19, 2016, 07:51:39 PM »
my dryer had 17 min left on heavy duty cycle i opened the door and felt the clothes. they were dry so i turned the knob to normal cycle so they would dry a few more min then cool down. shut the door pushed start and the dryer made a jerk like a snap sound the control panel was still lit up no error message. I thought the belt broke there was a little rubber smell. we took it apart belt seems fine.now when you turn it on clicks.  so give me your thoughts please thanks

Offline johnboy3

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Re: whirlpool duet dryer stopped working
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2016, 09:22:57 AM »
I would suspect a burned solder joint on the relay board, under the motor relay.  You may be able to resolder this and get some more use from the board.  Good luck (Make sure to unplug dryer before working on it!)

Offline Blaiser

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Re: whirlpool duet dryer stopped working
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2016, 06:34:06 AM »
Yep have to agree with Johnboy3 - I find a lot of burned (cold solder joints) go bad on the back of the power relay board. Just clean up that contact point with a wire brush and pull out the trusty soldering iron. You should get her back up and running in no time. Most people just order a new board but just open that board up and take out of the case, flipper over and you should see a Solder Burn mark on the plastic casing. Throw some solder on that burn't solder joint and you should be good.


Let us know how you make out!

 

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