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Whirlpool Dryer
« on: July 26, 2009, 12:10:44 PM »
I have a whirlpool dryer Model GEW9868KQ2 which had a bad thermistor.  I changed the bad thermistor and  cleaned out the vent that was clogged.  Now I do not get any heat.  I have checked all other items and have continuity in all.  What could be the problem?

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Re: Whirlpool Dryer
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2009, 01:00:07 PM »
That's not a dryer model#

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Re: Whirlpool Dryer
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2009, 02:24:01 PM »
Hi,

The model number can be found on the model/serial number tag that is on the dryer.

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Re: Whirlpool Dryer
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2009, 04:51:24 PM »
Have ye removed a wire from every component before checking them  for continuity? Just asking.
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Re: Whirlpool Dryer
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2009, 08:20:38 PM »
That's not a dryer model#

Sorry the Model Number is GEW9868KQ2

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Re: Whirlpool Dryer
« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2009, 08:22:39 PM »
Have ye removed a wire from every component before checking them  for continuity? Just asking.

Yes I did remove all wires prior to checking for continuity.  What should the the meter register when checking the Thermistor?  Is it enought that the meter registers?

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Re: Whirlpool Dryer
« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2009, 08:25:01 PM »
I updated the topic to include the correct model number information, thanks.

What is the part number of the thermistor you replaced?

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Re: Whirlpool Dryer
« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2009, 08:29:59 PM »
I updated the topic to include the correct model number information, thanks.

What is the part number of the thermistor you replaced?


8577274

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Re: Whirlpool Dryer
« Reply #8 on: July 26, 2009, 08:44:54 PM »
Dryer Thermistor values and more
 
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Re: Whirlpool Dryer
« Reply #9 on: July 26, 2009, 09:44:22 PM »
What was the original problem with the dryer before you replace the thermistor?


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Re: Whirlpool Dryer
« Reply #10 on: July 26, 2009, 09:54:40 PM »
What was the original problem with the dryer before you replace the thermistor?



No Heat ....the vent was clogged

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Re: Whirlpool Dryer
« Reply #11 on: July 26, 2009, 10:04:01 PM »
So then the part you replaced did not repair the dryer as it still has the same problem, correct?

The first thing I would do on any electric dryer with no heat is to check the voltage to the dryer.

You should have 240 volts. If you only have 120 volts the dryer can run and not heat as the motor only needs 120 volts.

Next I would ohm out the two thermo cut outs that are on the side of the heating element.

If one of them is bad you will have to order the kit, part number: 279769.
The kit includes both thermostats and both must be replaced even though just the one is bad.

If the thermo cut outs are ok then I would move on to the heating element, part number: 3387747


WHIRLPOOL 3387747 Dryer Heating Element, AP2947033




You can ohm the heating element or pull it out and look at element for a open spot.

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Re: Whirlpool Dryer
« Reply #12 on: July 26, 2009, 10:05:54 PM »
Lets take a closer look:
Whirlypool dryer repair pix
« Last Edit: July 26, 2009, 10:08:31 PM by JWWebster »
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Re: Whirlpool Dryer
« Reply #13 on: July 26, 2009, 10:15:42 PM »
Lets take a closer look:
Whirlypool dryer repair pix

Nice JW, but that is not the style dryer they have.
But then if you would have looked up the model number you would have known that. :)

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Re: Whirlpool Dryer
« Reply #14 on: July 26, 2009, 11:11:08 PM »
So then the part you replaced did not repair the dryer as it still has the same problem, correct?

The first thing I would do on any electric dryer with no heat is to check the voltage to the dryer.

You should have 240 volts. If you only have 120 volts the dryer can run and not heat as the motor only needs 120 volts.

Next I would ohm out the two thermo cut outs that are on the side of the heating element.

If one of them is bad you will have to order the kit, part number: 279769.
The kit includes both thermostats and both must be replaced even though just the one is bad.

If the thermo cut outs are ok then I would move on to the heating element, part number: 3387747

You can ohm the heating element or pull it out and look at element for a open spot.



So there is continuity in all circuts.  I'm not sure what I am missing.  I did a visual on the heating element and it looks good.  It has continuity.  Are there any circuts that should be open?

 

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