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I own a Whirlpool Duet Dryer Model: WED9200SQ- purchased Nov 2007. Two weeks ago it stopped working. *** 3 months

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Old 02-19-2009, 01:41 PM
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Model Number: WED9200SQ0   Brand: Whirlpool   Age: 1 - 5 years   

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I own a Whirlpool Duet Dryer Model: WED9200SQ- purchased Nov 2007. Two weeks ago it stopped working. *** 3 months after One Year Warranty*** Power on, buttons work, timer starts counting down, but no tumbling, no air, no heat. I am no expert repairman but thought with a little research I might be able to figure this out myself. I found some info online that suggested I check the continuity of the Thermal Fuse and to be sure the vent is clear. Sure enough, vent was partially clogged (which obviously caused increased Heat) and the Thermal Fuse was bad. I replaced the fuse, cleaned the vent, and made sure that flexible vent tubing in the back was operational (not restricted). Yea- Dryer works.... for two days -- (However, Clothes were uncommonly hot after cycle and Dampness feature seemed overly sensitive) Dryer obviously got too hot again and Thermal Fuse did its job but now my dryer is down again. What other components would you suggest checking or replacing?

UPDATE- Found no other problems so I replaced the Thermal Fuse again. Yea, Dryer Runs. Still Clothes are Hot and Dampness feature adds time. Ran 4 loads of laundry and Dryer quit again.

Fan motor is running, I checked all other Thermal components for continuity (Thermal Cut Off, High Limit Thermostat/Thermistor, and the Heater Element) All OK! The only thing that continues to happen is Thermal Fuse blows.

Are there any other Dryer components that could be causing this problem? Is a blocked vent the only option? Inside dyer is completely clean. Dryer Hose from Dryer to wall is completely clean, Wall vent is clean as far as I can see. If this is the ONLY possible answer, my next step is to “snake” the wall vent to the outside.

Any other suggestions?


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Old 02-19-2009, 02:28 PM
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Here is a tech sheet that may help
https://www.servicematters.com/docs/...0W10110638.pdf

Air flow or heat control can blow the fuse.

Any thing that restricts air flow can cause the fuse to blow
Possible causes I can think of are
1. Dirty vent
2. Vent's exterior flaps not opening
3. Loose or broken blower wheel. Though usually they will make a racket
4. Dirty lint filter. If you use fabric softener it can coat the screen and drastically reduce air flow. Has to be cleaned with soap and water.

Vent Check
Undo the dryer from the exhaust
Run a load
If the load dries correctly then you have a vent problem.
Clean/check the vent system. Make sure the outside louvers open fully.

If you do not want lint in the house.
Take a pair of pantyhose, put one leg into the other and attach this to the dryer exhaust.
Leave enough room behind the dryer so it can blow out like a windsock.
Run a load.

Both the above will allow you to check the air flow and temp.
Also the above is NOT recommended for a gas dryer due to possible carbon monoxide problems.
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