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GEW9200LW1 Whirlpool Dryer overheating

JWMETZGER

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Location
Missouri, USA
Model Number
GEW9200LW1
Brand
Whirlpool
Age
More than 10 years
Whirlpool Duet Dryer is overheating. I replaced the element and the thermostats. I took a photo of the wiring before I removed the parts, but I don't think that the photos are good enough. I turned on the dryer and it seems the same temperature at any setting except no heat. And the temperature seems excessive. I am concerned about how I placed the wires when I reinstalled the pieces. I have looked everywhere for a good diagram. The wires to the element itself have the red with white stripe on the bottom and the solid red on the top. The others have the black on the top and the red on the bottom. Are the connection the same or is there an up and down.

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Jake

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Hi,

DEW9200LW1 doesn't pull up as good, please recheck your model number, its located inside the door.

Jake
 

Jake

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Thanks!

So on AIR DRY/NO HEAT setting its not heating at all? But the other cycles are heating good? Just all the same heat temp?

I'd first ohm test the thermistor at room temperature.

At room temperature or 70*F the thermistor should show between 11.5K and 11.9K ohms (11,500 -11,900 ohms).

Normal thermistor resistance values:
60 degrees F. - 15.3K ohms.
70 degrees F. - 11.9K ohms.
80 degrees F. - 9.2K ohms.

Here's the thermistor for your model:
Thermistor WP8577274


Make sure you unplug your dryer first and keep it unplugged when ohm testing.

This video shows how to access it:


Jake
 
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