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Whirlpool dryer stops running

Dryer Stops working

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#1 voipman

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Posted 08 May 2014 - 01:10 PM

I have a whirlpool dryer that intermittantly stops running a few minutes after starting. (GGW9878PW1)

I have read about the thermal overload in the motor but it starts right up again after it shuts down. I have checked for bad spots in the timer but this happens no matter where the timer starts from. Vents are clean and air flow is good. Could any of the thermostats cause this? Need some expert advice.

 

 

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#2 Samurai Appliance Repair Man

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Posted 08 May 2014 - 03:10 PM

This is the infamous Even Heat dryer.  Suspect either a flakey motor relay in the control panel, relay coil heating up and opening... Part number: 3405281

Part number: 3405281

 

Or a flakey Even Heat control board... Part number: W10116566

Part number: W10116566

 

How to tell?  Can be tricky.  What I would do first is switch the motor and heater relays (they are the same part) and run the dryer to see if the symptoms change.  If not, then replace the Even Heat board.  



#3 phydeauxe64

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Posted 09 May 2014 - 10:22 AM

When I worked for Se_rs we replaced both and sometimes the thermistor as well. Check the resistance on thermistor it should read about 7 to 9 ohms @ ambient temperature. It's located on top of the blower housing it's the black one the white one is the thermal fuse.



#4 Johney

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Posted Yesterday, 11:40 PM

Just had one today replaced motor relay
When got home opened to find contacts black and corroded
Thanks




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