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Whirlpool dryer won't run , door switch is good , light comes on inside. push to start switch is good. any suggestions?

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The following link will give you some additional advice on how to troubleshoot a dryer:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r385301-thorough_dryer_advice

Read through the link provided, thoroughly. It does cover many common dryer problems and how to diagnose them.

You know at this point that have power to the unit, because the drum light is working. Now...with the door open, does the light go out when you push the door switch in by hand? Is that how you determined the switch to be good? If the light does not go off, the switch may not be working properly and the dryer will not start. Another easy item to check is the thermal FUSE. The fuse is located behind the lower panel under the door. It is a white plastic component mounted to the top of air blower housing right under the drum in the front. There should be two wires going to it. If the thermal fuse is good, it should read a short (or close to zero ohms). These two first items I mention will kill a dryer from starting and are the most common problems to start with. Read through the section "Dryer Does Not Run at All" and let me know if require further assistance. I hope you find this information helpful.

Posted on Nov 08, 2008

  • Jeff Rockwell
    Jeff Rockwell Nov 11, 2008

    In the last paragraph I asked you to let me know if you required further assistance. Can you please provide some feedback instead of leaving a negative rating with no remarks? This is a troubleshooting forum which often requires an exchange of information to come to a viable solution. In many cases the initial solution may be a "best guess" assessment based on my experience and the symptoms you provided. There are many different problems that can cause these symptoms you describe. I provided the link as a guide to see if you have attempted everything, and to give you an idea of the most COMMON problems associated with dryer failures. Can you please indicates what you have done so far? Do you still need advice? Have you repaired the problem on your own?

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