Model #GEQ9800PW1 Whirlpool residential dryer

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Question and Answers

Q:

How to replace the heating element in my Whirlpool dryer?

A:

First, the heating element requires 220-240 voltage supply in order to heat. The dryer can run but not heat if one of the two house circuit breakers has tripped dedicated for the dryer. I recommend locating the two house circuit breakers dedicated for the dryer and reset both circuit breakers by flipping them both OFF and ON 2-3 times and then check the dryer for heat.

If it continues to not heat then the failure could be one of the following component failures:

  • Timer (BK to R not closing)
  • Heat/temperature switch (red to red not closing)
  • Operating thermostat (key#42)
  • Thermal cutoff (key#47)
  • Hi-Limit thermostat (key#48)
  • Heating element (key#14)
  • Motor centrifugal switch (2M and 1M not closing)
  • Burnt wire connection

I added instructions in the image below how to access the heating element and other components. Disconnect the power cord from the power source before removing the lower access panel. You can test the components key numbers 14, 42, 47 and #48 for continuity using an OHM meter. If one measures open (no continuity) replace that component. NOTE: You must disconnect the wires from the component before checking it for continuity.

If you do not feel confident repairing this problem yourself, then you can have it repaired at your home by a Sears technician. Here is a link for the website: Sears Home Services .

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Joey S -
Sears Technician
April 15, 2010
Q:

trying to find out where to put extra part when I took off my mechanical timer on my whirlpool dryer model # geq9800pw1

A:

Thank you for your question and I understand your concern.

I can not image what part you have there. The timer is not designed to be taken apart nor is buzzer. If you did not take the timer or buzzer apart, I would have no idea of where or what the extra part would be. If you could send an picture of it, it would help. I assume you took the old timer out to replace it with a new one which would not result in having any extra parts left over. If you did take the timer apart, it could be contact and I would not be able to provide any instructions because the timers are not designed to be taken apart or rebuilt.

I added an image of the timer in the following reply.

I hope this is helpful. If I may be of further assistance as more details become available, please reply to this post.

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Joey S -
Sears Technician
February 05, 2013
A:

Steve; I added an image of the timer below that may be helpful.

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Joey S -
Sears Technician
February 05, 2013
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Q:

Whirlpool dryer, is the cutoff-tml suppose to have continuity?

A:

If the thermal cut-off does not measure continuity then it is bad and will need to be replaced. The number one cause of the thermal cut-off to open is a restriction in the venting system or lint screen. The thermal cut-off is part #279769 and it will include a new high limit thermostat also. Be sure to replace the high limit along with the new thermal cut-off or the thermal cut-off could open again. Note: Disconnect the power cord from the power source before removing and replacing the thermal cut-off and high limit thermostat. You can order and have the thermal cut-off and high limit shipped to you from Sears Parts Direct .

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Joey S -
Sears Technician
July 16, 2010