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Old 09-18-2012, 04:08 PM
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Model Number: GEW9250PW0   Brand: Whirlpool   Age: 5 - 10 years   

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How do I disassemble the cover on my Whirlpool Duet dryer to check the blower wheel?


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I think I have the same problem.

The newer Dryers don't have the same screw locations and disassembly as the older ones.

I can't find anything out on the Internet and I'm an Internet guy.

I have a GE Profile Dryer. One of the colorful ones. DPVH880EJMG and I don't have screws on the control panel.. screws on the top of the door entrance or a spring clip with a putty knife thing that I can tell.

It seems like the control panel might slide up but I'm a big guy and don't want to break it.

I was at Costco and they had a Whirlpool Dryer there that had a similar design and I couldn't tell how to open that either.

I called the GE Service Line.. the guy said to look it up on the Internet... he didn't have more info. A local repair guy didn't know on the phone?

It's got to be something easy....

HOW DO YOU OPEN A NEW DRYER?
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How do I disassemble the cover on my Whirlpool Duet dryer to check the blower wheel?
What is wrong with the dryer?

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We both need to open the cabinet up. How do you get the top and sides off?

I don't see anything on the Internet?

Thank you.
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askmelater,

The control panel is held in place with one screw behind the control knob and four key slots inside the control panel that engage four grommets (2 on each side) attached to the shield.

Remove the rotary knob by pulling straight out.
Remove the Phillips-head screw located inside the control knob recess.
Raise the control panel vertically to disengage the four key slots from the four grommets.

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Thank you! I guess that is the new standard of design.

From what I've read.. if the belt is there and looks OK it's usually the motor that is causing the problems.

The dryer will just hum unless I open the door, hold the switch and give it a boost. I tried it empty and it wouldn't move unless I helped it.

Thanks again!

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Hi Bryan,

Most likely the problem is a bad motor. Let me know if you will need the removal instructions.

- The motor Part number: WE17M44

Part number: WE17M44

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Yes please. I'd like the removal instructions. I'm going to order the part tomorrow.
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Sorry for the delay.

The instructions are attached.

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Thank you! You're awesome. Wish you were here...
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