Hi, I have a Whirlpool Duet gas dryer (GGW9250PW3) that failed this past weekend. When I plug it in, only 2 lights on the dial light dimly, I believe the regular and the heavy duty lights but nothing else. Also couldn't do the self test. I unplugged the dryer, put a meter on the thermal fuse after removing the wires and it's reading looked good. I then did the same with the thermistor (removed wires first) and got absolutely no reading. Reading similar posts, it sounds like the control panel board (8558753) was bad. My question is, could a bad thermistor alone cause the malfunction or am I dealing with multiple issues ... bad control board and bad thermistor? I should also note that I took the whole dryer apart, unplugged the main control board (8546219) and the control panel board (8558753), checked the thermal fuse and thermistor. I then put it all back together, plugged it in and everything looked fine with the lights, etc. I even turned it on for a minute and it ran. I then put a load of clothes in, shut the door and the problem came back and would not run. Thanks for your input! Greg
This issue sounds more like a control board issue rather than the thermistor. The thermistor should have a resistance reading and if it does not then would also need to be replaced.
Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com | Friday, April 25, 2014