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Whirlpool Gold Dryer control panel not working
« on: January 10, 2009, 03:01:40 AM »
My 4.5 year old Whirlpool dryer decided to call it quits. There is still light when I open the door, but nothing happens when I push the buttons. I cleaned in and around the air duct and the back of the dryer, but it's still not working.

Is it time for a new dryer? I will have my husband open the back of the dryer to check the fuse to see if that might the problem. Before I called a technician to come, I thought I'd ask to see if I could get some help on this forum.  Thanks in advance for your assistance.


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Re: Whirlpool Gold Dryer control panel not working
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2009, 08:26:43 AM »
Check the door switch continuity first. Then if it is OK, open the back of the dryer and check the thermal fuse for continuity.
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Re: Whirlpool Gold Dryer control panel not working
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2009, 10:06:23 AM »
remove the lint and replace this:
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Re: Whirlpool Gold Dryer control panel not working
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2009, 06:08:11 PM »
I know this is an amateur question, but how do I check the door switch for continuity? And how do I check the thermal fuse for continuity? Do I need some sorty of special device? TIA.

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Re: Whirlpool Gold Dryer control panel not working
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2009, 08:49:43 PM »
Your drum light works off the same switch as the door switch. However, it does not mean the door switch itself is good.
JW displayed a picture of the thermal fuse. jump the thermal fuse wires together and start your dryer. If everything works OK, replace the thermal fuse.
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Re: Whirlpool Gold Dryer control panel not working
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2009, 01:16:49 AM »
I plugged it in and tried to jump the two wires, but nothing worked. I guess it's not the thermal fuse then. I pressed on the door switch and the light goes on and off just fine. Could it be something else?

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Re: Whirlpool Gold Dryer control panel not working
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2009, 03:13:02 AM »
With a volt meter verify 220-240 volts at the terminal where your cord connects.
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Re: Whirlpool Gold Dryer control panel not working
« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2009, 12:16:53 PM »
Dang electronics. They just don't mix well with appliances. Get ready to spend some money
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Re: Whirlpool Gold Dryer control panel not working
« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2009, 12:42:46 PM »
Did you get an error code?
If so, which one?
Do any of your LED lights come on?
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Re: Whirlpool Gold Dryer control panel not working
« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2009, 02:41:09 PM »
I didn't get anything. No lights whatsoever.

 

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