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Why does your Whirlpool brand dryer not start??

Hello,

By far led leading things that goes out causing the dryer not to start is the thermal fuse has blown..the thermal fuse fits into the housing with where the blower wheel is and when checking it,it should have continuty at all times.
Depending on if the dlint filter on on the top or inside of the door will determine where the blower housing is.
When lint filter inside of door ...blower housing is in the front

When filter on the top...blower housing is in the rear behind the back panel


This youtube video will show ya how to replace the fuse if the lint filter is in the top of the dryer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUQQJAxkZ0g

This video shows how to do it if the filter is inside of the door
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1obHbwPfw9s
This one shows how to check the fuse http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3nicyh6EUHc&NR=1

In either case the part number for that fuse is 3392519 it could be purchased at your local appliance store or online at;
apdepot.com
searspartsdirect.com
partselect.com
apwagner.com
repairclinic.com

I hope i have been able to help you fix your dryer,
GENE

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Hello,

The most probable thing thats wrong causing the dryer to not start is going to be a blown thermal fuse,when it goes out it cuts power to the motor circuit...do you have a display on the front yet it wont start???? or no display??

If you do have a display yet the dryer wont start it very likely will be the thermal fuse,it fits into the blower housing below where the lint filter fits into inside of the door,or depending on your model it will be in the rear but in any case it will be in the blower housing below where the lint filter fits all be it in the front or rear, To access it to check it remove the small lower front panel or the rear panel if it comes off(if not its going to be in the front) and it will be on the top of the blower housing,to check it measure it for continuity (ohm it out) with zero ohms resistiance.
This is what it looks like in the pictures below,either one of these two styles.
If that turns out to be the problem be sure to take apart the blower asm. and clean all lint from it and also check the venting from the back of the dryer all the way to where it exits the house....since the usual reason the thermal fuse goes out is because of poor airflow because of built up lint/blocked vent.

GENE
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My dryer is dead. I have ohmed out the cord and changed the dryer control board (8546219). Still dead, nothing at all. Any other ideas?


Hello,

The most probable thing thats wrong causing the dryer to not start is going to be a blown thermal fuse,when it goes out it cuts power to the motor circuit...do you have a display on the front yet it wont start???? or no display??

If you do have a display yet the dryer wont start it very likely will be the thermal fuse,it fits into the blower housing below where the lint filter fits into inside of the door. To access it to check it remove the small lower front panel and it will be on the top of the blower housing,to check it measure it for continuity (ohm it out) with zero ohms resistiance.
This is what it looks likeoldtech2332_116.jpg
If that turns out to be the problem be sure to take apart the blower asm. and clean all lint from it and also check the venting from the back of the dryer all the way to where it exits the house....since the usual reason the thermal fuse goes out is because of poor airflow because of built up lint/blocked vent.

GENE

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Mod#11072822101. The On swicth continuity on meter seem okay. Dryer still does not switch on. Could it be the timer that is the problem? There is not motor sounds and drum does not rotate.


Hello,

The by far leading problem whena dryer wont start is a blown thermal fuse,its located in the blower housing and should have continuty.

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