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Offline gretzky99

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3-beeps issue
« on: August 07, 2008, 04:54:00 PM »

I'm trying to diagnose an issue with my kenmore dryer.  After reading forums I determined that the dryer is a Whirlpool GEW9200L.  

Tried to download the repair manual from the link below but there is a 'DL engine not active' error.  Does anyone have another link to the Whirlpool repair guide?

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Symptoms - dryer runs but constantly beeps.  It seems stuck in high/temp cotton setting.  I pulled the top panel and found the 3 electronics assemblies (8546219 Main control) and (8559430 button board 1 and board 2).   I am thinking to reflow the solder joints on the boards and maybe spray some degreaser on the buttons to see if anything makes a difference.  Then I guess I will start replacing parts, starting with the $120 main control board).  

Any suggestions - please?

Model Number: GEW9200L icon

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Re: 3-beeps issue
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2008, 06:48:17 PM »
Sounds like thermister issues, but you are welcome to my copy of the manual to find out fer sure:

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Offline Al Capone

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Re: 3-beeps issue
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2008, 06:55:58 PM »
Hi gretzky99,

I edited your first post to kill that old link.

You can find all our service manuals here now.

For some reason them old service manual links still show up on google and other search site, even though they have been dead end links for months now.

Looks like Repair-man has you covered with the manual you asked for.

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Offline gretzky99

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Re: 3-beeps issue
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2008, 09:54:41 PM »
Thanks guys.

I put the dryer back together, planning to go at it tomorrow.  It works fine now.   I don't know, maybe there were some loose terminals, dusty terminals, cold solder, etc.  Anyway, it works OK now.  This puppy has been doing strange things intermittently since we bought it. 

Diagnostics check OK.  If it acts up again I'm just gonna test or probably replace the thermistor first.  Hopefully its not the Main control board.
The manual has the detail I need for sure.   Thx!


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