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Dryer does not tumble at all

The dryer has power...light comes on inside and I can hear timer running, however when you push the switch nothing happens at all.

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  • aseim Oct 26, 2008

    The dryer is a Whirlpool Ultimate Care II...model no. GEQ8858JQO. Is there some type of reset switch involved here?....of is the problem that my on/off switch is broken?

  • kelleydmontg Jan 14, 2009

    I have the same problem--the light in the dryer works, the timer click, but nothing happens when the on button is pushed.

  • kcarradini Jan 19, 2009

    I have same exact problem. I will check the console later today.



    KC, Tulsa

  • Hummingbi333 Jan 21, 2009

    Same problem reported here as well. The light is on, the timer is ticking, but the button to turn on the dryer does nothing. Only 2 yrs old..What is a ptc or does anyone knows where this "ptc" is located????

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We found that our problem was the thermal fuse. After ruling out all other issues, we came across a diagram with the thermal fuse mentioned. We replaced this along with cleaning all lint from inside and now the dryer works great. Thermal fuse cost = $15

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The power on these dryers split, L 1 controls the timer and stuff while L 2 controls the motor heater etc. I would check your dryer belt, the ptc, push to start button and the motor. The ptc is a bridge until the motor rpms climb high enough to engage the two switches on the motor. One is for the heater and the other for the motor. So if your handy remove the console and disconnect one of the wires on the ptc and using gloves and insulated pliers tap the other contact on the switch like starting a car with a broken ignition and if that works replace the switch. If not turn the drum noting the resistance offered by the motor, pop the top to check also after checking the switch. Also check continuity on the ptc. If all items check out according to the wire schematic in the console suspect timer as having open contacts. The motor switches will have to be tested according to the test on the tech notes and a note is that the switches are integrated into the motor.

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