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Re: Whirlpool Gold Dryer control panel not working
« Reply #10 on: January 11, 2009, 02:55:19 PM »
You are down to the display or the brain. They had a lot of trouble with this model and replaced a lot of the brains on them for free. We got one at the shop. You might want to check with whirlpool on that.
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Re: Whirlpool Gold Dryer control panel not working
« Reply #11 on: January 11, 2009, 03:17:31 PM »
Press MORE TIME  then  LESS TIME 2 times each and see if you enter the test mode.
Did any lights come on after doing this?
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Re: Whirlpool Gold Dryer control panel not working
« Reply #12 on: January 11, 2009, 04:31:48 PM »
No, still no lights when I  alternately press the more time less time twice.

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Re: Whirlpool Gold Dryer control panel not working
« Reply #13 on: January 11, 2009, 04:38:02 PM »
With a volt meter verify 220-240 volts at the terminal where your cord connects.

I don't have a volt meter, so cannot perform the terminal test.

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Re: Whirlpool Gold Dryer control panel not working
« Reply #14 on: January 11, 2009, 05:00:07 PM »
Based on your answers and without a meter to do the test, it seems your electronic control is bad.
With a meter and the knowledge to use it I could direct you through a few tests for confirmation.
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Re: Whirlpool Gold Dryer control panel not working
« Reply #15 on: January 11, 2009, 05:31:28 PM »
Would you recommend that I just go out and get a new dryer or have a technician come by to take a look at it? To diagnose a problem, the tech wants $70. If it's the electronic control board, I believe I have a couple more months before my five years is up.

How do I test if it's not the display? Thanks so much for all your help.

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Re: Whirlpool Gold Dryer control panel not working
« Reply #16 on: January 11, 2009, 05:48:56 PM »
If your control board is covered under the 5 year warranty, yes, have it replaced.
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Re: Whirlpool Gold Dryer control panel not working
« Reply #17 on: January 14, 2009, 04:54:02 PM »
A tech just came by to diagnose the problem and confirmed it is the circuit board. He's charging an outrageous fee to install it though. My question is: is it fairly simple to install? Could I do it myself? TIA.

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Re: Whirlpool Gold Dryer control panel not working
« Reply #18 on: January 14, 2009, 05:02:26 PM »
The board can be mishandled or miswired and become inoperative.(fried).
How much for his professional service?
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Re: Whirlpool Gold Dryer control panel not working
« Reply #19 on: January 14, 2009, 06:22:18 PM »
Looks like just about plug & play ...
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