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boomerang6297 08-16-2009 07:39 PM

dryer heats,but does not turn
 
dryer had been working fine today after several loads.now the dryer will not turn,but heats up.the drum spins freely by hand.when i hit the start button,i hear a click in the back.all lights on front panel seem to work as usual.any ideas?

kayakcrzy 08-17-2009 05:22 AM

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Originally Posted by boomerang6297 (Post 118191)
dryer had been working fine today after several loads.now the dryer will not turn,but heats up.the drum spins freely by hand.when i hit the start button,i hear a click in the back.all lights on front panel seem to work as usual.any ideas?

sounds like a broken belt, most likely because the idler pully disintegrated. i would buy the drive kit. it comes with 2 rollers and idler pully, and a belt. a cheap and easy repair. tom

boomerang6297 08-17-2009 07:14 AM

thanks
 
thanks,i will give that a try.

boomerang6297 08-17-2009 09:37 AM

no luck
 
i checked the belt,and it looks fine.while dismantling the dryer i found a diagnostic sheet.i ran a diagnostic on it and found one fault code.it says "INlet thermistor shorted".is this something that will cause my problem or do i have more than one problem?Thanks for any help:confused:

kayakcrzy 08-18-2009 04:10 AM

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Originally Posted by boomerang6297 (Post 118326)
i checked the belt,and it looks fine.while dismantling the dryer i found a diagnostic sheet.i ran a diagnostic on it and found one fault code.it says "INlet thermistor shorted".is this something that will cause my problem or do i have more than one problem?Thanks for any help:confused:

You could have a thermister issue. But, Let me see if I understand you correct. when you turn the dryer on, the motor runs, but the drum does not turn, or is it dead. Tom www.********************************************:confused:

boomerang6297 08-18-2009 04:56 AM

thermister issue
 
thanks for the reply.the heat works,but the motor does not turn on.the belt is fine and the drum spins freely.the thermistor fault code was the only code that came up.i emailed the webmaster at the website that was in your last post.:confused:

kayakcrzy 08-18-2009 05:41 AM

replace the thermister then. It is in the back and has two wires coming to it. Tom

kayakcrzy 08-19-2009 05:52 AM

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Originally Posted by kayakcrzy (Post 118716)
replace the thermister then. It is in the back and has two wires coming to it. Tom

Jump out the thermal fix. It is # 48 on the bulkhead diagram, and see if it works. If so, do not run it that way. This is for testing only. Tom ********************************************

boomerang6297 08-19-2009 12:04 PM

?
 
what does jump thermal fix mean.unplug the wires?in studying the spec sheet...this is the item that the fault code refers to.i took this part to a local parts supply and they said they do not stock this part because they do not go bad.a technician is coming tomorrow at 1pm.i guess i'll try to disconnect and run assuming that's what you meant.thanks for the help.:confused:

Gene 08-19-2009 02:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by boomerang6297 (Post 118326)
i checked the belt,and it looks fine.while dismantling the dryer i found a diagnostic sheet.i ran a diagnostic on it and found one fault code.it says "INlet thermistor shorted".is this something that will cause my problem or do i have more than one problem?Thanks for any help:confused:

Just to add my 2 cents...

The inlet thermistor is a part of the high limit thermostat assembly and there not suppose to be any heat at all if the thermistor is bad.

The major problem in my opinion is: the dryer heats up while the motor is not running. The cause of this problem could be: a bad (shorted) motor centrifugal switch or a heating element shorted to ground. It's easy to diagnose with a simple Ohmmeter.

Here is the Tech sheet.

Here are the breakdown diagrams and Replacement parts for WHIRLPOOL WED9200SQ0 | AppliancePartsPros.com

- The heating element Part number: AP3866035

Part number: AP3866035


- The motor Part number: AP3094233

Part number: AP3094233



- The thermistor Part number: AP3919451

Part number: AP3919451



Gene.


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