Author Topic: Need to unplug - wait several hrs - plug back to make dryer work  (Read 2696 times)

Offline ArnoFL

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Good morning,

I have an issue with my Whirlpool GEW9868KQ2 dryer.
After one cycle, I need to unplug it, wait several hours and plug it back so it works again.
I have changed the Door Switch (it was broken), checked the contact, changed the Electronic Board but I still have the issue.
After the first cycle, either the Touch Pad doesn't respond or it responds only partially ( I can select the cycle but it won't start). I have run the touch pad test and it seems to work as intended.

Any clue?

Thanks for your help.

Offline niobrara

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Re: Need to unplug - wait several hrs - plug back to make dryer work
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2011, 12:08:11 AM »
So are you saying the unit runs thru a complete cycle and then will not restart or it stops during the cycle?

Offline ArnoFL

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Re: Need to unplug - wait several hrs - plug back to make dryer work
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2011, 06:40:09 AM »
Case scenario (from this week end):
-ran a complete cycle on Saturday Night => no issue
- some items not dry enough and ran a second cycle immediately following the first => no issue
- let the dryer plugged overnight and try to run a cycle in the morning => nothing worked , no answer from touch pad
- unplug and wait an hour or so => half the touch pad was responding
- unplug and wait about 8 hrs => dryer works again

At the beginning, I thought it was a false contact problem. I was disconnecting and reconnecting the connector fro the touch pad to the control board and it seemed to solve the issue. Then it started acting more strangely. I replaced the board but the problem is still here.

I would really appreciate some help. I am running out of hair to pull.

Thanks

Offline niobrara

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Re: Need to unplug - wait several hrs - plug back to make dryer work
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2011, 09:50:01 PM »
If only half the touch pad works some of the time ,we may need a touch pad.

Offline ArnoFL

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Re: Need to unplug - wait several hrs - plug back to make dryer work
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2011, 08:27:56 AM »
Yes, it looks like I will have to replace the touch pad. It reacts each time I wiggle the connector ribbons between the pad and the board.

 

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