Howdy appliance pros,
I have a Whirlpool Duet model YGEW9200LQ0 dryer that has stopped working.
The controls activate, there is a buzzing sound (the control timer?) but the washer won't start.
From researching the problem here, I figured it was a thermal fuse problem.
Tonight I removed the toe panel and blower cover and used my multimeter to test the continuity on the thermal fuse.
It was beeping for continuity, but i removed anyway to be sure, tested again and the fuse has continuity so it seems fine.
Again, to be sure, I taped the two blue leads together to see if the dryer would start, no luck.
I pulled the Service Technician Guide from the envelope in the dryer, and the very first test is to test the cord end N and L1 connections for continuity at the N and L1 positions on the Machine Control Electronics terminals at P1.
Both connections show continuity...which according to this Guide means bad electronics.
Does anyone have any experience with this?
Is there another test I can try?
I don't want to spend 3 bills on new electronics only to find out that wasn't the problem.
This continuity test seems odd to me, I'm not sure why having continuity at the board is bad, unless there is a relay shorted out or something.
I am wondering about the statement in the guide that says that all tests/checks should be done with a VOM or DVM having a sensitivity of 20,000 ohms per volt DC or greater.
Could this be an issue?
Thanks very much for any insight or suggestions.