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Whirpool dryer dryer will not start

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  • kimmyroombos Oct 30, 2008

    hELLO, mY dRYER ALL OF A SUDDEN WONT START, I LOOKED IN THE BACK AND THE LIGHT WAS STILL ON, I TRIED PUSHING THE DOOR TIGHTER, BUT THE LIGHT REMAINED ON.

    DO I NEED A NEW FRONT SWITCH ON dOOR?

  • Anonymous Nov 03, 2008

    I have the same problem. Dryer won't start. I can hear the timer so I know the unit has power. Nothing else though. Any ideas?? Is there a reset button anywhere??

  • Anonymous Jan 05, 2009

    my dryer is having the same problem. Power supply is good, hear the ticking, but when the start switch is pushed, no drying. I also checked the door switch and hear the audible clicking noise. Don't know what is causing it not to work. Any help?

  • lisa587 Apr 10, 2009

    I have the same problem. When plugged in and the timer is set, I can hear the timer running. I have run an ohmmeter across the fuse and thermocouples and they all have continuity. The door switch clicks when closed but have been unable to the quick disconnect (what a misnomer) apart to actually test the door switch. Removed the push to start swich from the circuit and rang it out from common to all terminals with the switch in the open and closed position and I do not have continuity between any of the poles there. Seems like I should have continuity with the switch in the closed position. Does anyone know how that switch should ring out? If its right do you have any other suggestions?

  • weldenjr Apr 13, 2009

    The timer continuously runs. I have checked to make sure the door is closed. Timer will stop when the door or door switch is closed. However the dryer does not turn on

  • Anonymous Apr 17, 2009

    Dry light is on. (so power is good). On switch clicks but motor does nothing.

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The problem where the door is closed tighter but light still stays on is most likely a door switch problem of some kind. The other ones sound more like thermal fuse or voltage to the unit. Do you have a volt-ohm meter? If not or if you are not sure how to use one you should probably call a tech. Simple reair shouldn't cost too much

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I hate to ask the obvious, but, is there power to the outlet?

Is there power to the inside terminal block of the dryer...where the power cord connects? Are the wires all connected? Are any of them burnt?

Does the dryer make ANY noise at all? Motor attempts to start? Ticking sound when timer is on?

Does it heat up at all?

There is a switch in the front of the dryer that is actuated by the door being closed...TIGHT.

If the door is not shut completely, the switch will not allow the dryer to start.

If you an hear the motor running but the drum is not turning, the belt is broken.

If you can narrow down the symptoms I could probably be more help. Comment back. Thanks!



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