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Thread: My Whirlpool Duet Dryer is stuck on sensing!

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    Exclamation My Whirlpool Duet Dryer is stuck on sensing!

    Model Number: GEW9260PL0
    Brand: Whirlpool
    Age: 6-10 years

    The dryer is stuck on sensing with a sound that sounds like the dryer is starting up but it continues and doesn't go away and also doesn't start. Please help! I ran the diagnostics and got 7e then i touched the sensor bar and got 09?!?
    Last edited by eyok; September 22nd, 2013 at 07:06 AM.

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    Hi,

    I don't see an error code 7e listed in your tech data sheet or repair manual.

    Was your finger wet when you touched the sensor bars? I'm attaching the tech data sheet below.

    You have to activate the diagnostics test first!

    Diagnostic: Moisture Sensor Locate two metal strips on the face of the lint screen housing. Bridge these strips with a wet cloth or a finger. If a beep is heard and a software revision number is displayed on the console, the sensor is OK. If not, or if a beep tone is heard before bridging the moisture strips, go to TEST #4, step 2, page 5.

    Diagnostic: Door Switch Opening the door should cause a beep tone and a number and letter to be indicated in the two-digit display. Closing the door firmly should cause a beep tone and the display to go blank or indicate 88.


    Also check your thermal fuse.

    You would need to take off the lower front access panel under your door, then take off the duct assembly#45, by removing the two #11 screws as shown in your parts diagram here: 03-Bulkhead Parts parts for Whirlpool GEW9260PL0 - AppliancePartsPros.com

    Unplug or turn the breaker off to your dryer first before opening it up and ohm testing.

    Then you will need a multimeter to ohm your thermal fuse. Its #59 in that parts diagram, take both wires off the thermal fuse first.

    Here's the thermal fuse for your model you can order here if needed:
    Thermal Fuse 3392519 Order now for same day shipping. 365 day return policy. RepairClinic.com


    This video shows how to test it:



    Let us know what you find.

    If the thermal fuse tests good, We've had a few members report door switch problems.

    You can check it for continuity with a multimeter to make sure.

    Here's that door switch you can order:
    Door Switch 8283288 Order now for same day shipping. 365 day return policy. RepairClinic.com


    It shows on Page 4-6 in your repair manual I posted a link to below how to access it to check/change it. Make sure your dryer is unplugged!

    Push the button in on the door switch with one meter probe on COM and the other meter probe on NO and see if it reads. Normal ohms is 0-1.


    If the thermal fuse and door switch check fine, then its the control board.

    Here's the control board for your model you can order here:
    Main Control Board 8546219 Order now for same day shipping. 365 day return policy. RepairClinic.com


    I'm attaching the tech data sheet and repair manual pdfs for the Whirlpool Duet/Kenmore HE3 dryer below.

    It shows how to get access to the control board on page 4-2 through 4-4.

    Unplug or turn the breaker off to your dryer first.

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    Thanks! Will try all of this

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    Ok, sounds good, keep us posted.

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    I tried the sensor test and touched the sensor and got nothing. No beep. Nothing. Please help

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    Ok, then lets continue on.

    Diagnostic: Moisture Sensor Locate two metal strips on the face of the lint screen housing. Bridge these strips with a wet cloth or a finger. If a beep is heard and a software revision number is displayed on the console, the sensor is OK. If not, or if a beep tone is heard before bridging the moisture strips, go to TEST #4, step 2, page 5.

    If not, go to TEST #4, step 2, page 5.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jester313 View Post
    I tried the sensor test and touched the sensor and got nothing. No beep. Nothing. Please help
    Wait, your a different person, are you eyok? The person that started this thread?

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    So it turns out the belt was off. I replaced the belt. Now it functions but won't dry the clothes.

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    Jester I have no idea who you are, you just jumped in this thread and I asked you who you were and you didn't tell me. So I have no idea if you have the same model number as the original thread owner or not.

    Its always best to start your own thread when you need help.

    Click here: Appliance Parts at RepairClinic. 125 Brands. 365 Day Returns.

    Then you will see a link that says: Help me find my model number.

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