I just took apart my 4.5 year old dry that was completely dead and I
found the control board to have a blown transistor and a burnt
resistor. Has anyone seen this before? What is the best way to repair
this? Can I by a 5 cent transistor and 1 cent resistor and replace
them ;-) or do I have to buy a new board. Does anyone know the
transistor part numbers on this board?
Thanks for the insight FDR. I think that the same wil be true of the
gas powered buggy soon. We'll all have to go back to horses ;-)
But all kinding aside... I bought a new board from Sears and was in the
process of installing it and connecting all the terminals that I
disconnected when I discovered the root cause of my problem. A tan
wire was cut and slightly blackened at the cut because it was touching
the drum of the dryer. It must have shorted to ground. I believe this
to be a manufacturing flaw an a potential cause for a recall. Does
anyone have any advise on how to get Sears to pay this bill and
possibly investigate the problem on a broader scale.
Do a web search and report it to the government agency that does recalls.
Take a picture if you can and save the burnt wire as proof. I would send a
copy of the report that you send to the government to Sears who will send it
to whirlpool. Don't hold your breath.
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