Question about Dryers
If your dryer doesn't work at all, it could be because of problems with:
Power from the house Checkto see whether there's power getting to the dryer. Is it plugged in? Ifyou plug something else into the outlet, does it work? If not, checkfor a blown fuse or tripped circuit breaker.
Door switch Ifthe door switch or the door-switch actuator is defective, the dryerwon't work and you need to replace the failed component. The switch isinside the dryer main housing near the door frame. Sometimes you needto raise or open the top or front of the dryer to reach the switch.
Thermal fuse On many dryers, there's a thermal fuse (a heat-sensitive fuse that blows if the dryer overheats) mounted to the exhaust duct inside the back cover panel. The fuse is about an inch long. It's usually embedded in black resin and mounted in a white plastic housing.
If the fuse has blown, it has no continuity. When this happens, yourdryer either just stops heating, or it doesn't work at all. Be sure toinspect the venting/heating system before replacing the fuse to put thedryer back into operation. (You can't re-set this type of fuse.)
Wiring Oftenthe main wiring connection from the house, at the dryer, burns and theconnection breaks. In this has happened to your dryer, you need toreplace the power cord and the terminal block inside the dryer to whichthe wire is attached.Hope that helps! Should you have any further questions,please feel free to post them here.
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