Question about Kenmore 62602 Electric Dryer
The dryer was working fine, I put another load in and turned the timer on and shut the door pressed the start button and nothing happened, you could hear the timer running but it wouldn't turn on
There are several problems that can cause a dryer not to turn on. The timer running tells me you are getting voltage to the operator console as the timer runs off 220VAC. The motor, however, requires several things to working in order for it to run. The door switch has to be in working order and making contact as the door closes. An easy test is to push in on the door switch with the door open. If the light goes out, the switch is making contact. The following link I'm providing will give you some more pointers on what to troubleshoot next:
Read through the link thoroughly and make sure your dryer vent ducting is clean prior to replacing any failed components. It is essential that a dryer has proper air flow in order to operate efficiently. Some component failures are directly attributed to clogged ducting and will occur again if the problem is not resolved. Read through the section that decribes a dryer that "does not run at all". A common failed item is the thermal FUSE, which can fail due to overheating. If it is blown, it must be replaced. The component is usually white in color and made of plastic. It will be mounted on the blower fan housing inside the dryer.
The problems I mention, are the most common failures for this symptom. However, please check everything to ensure you rule out all possibilities. If you still need assistance, please let me know. I hope this helps you.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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There can be many reasons why your dryer will not start or turn...
The most common causes are the belt breaking or jumping off, or the motor going bad...
Here are a couple of tips that I wrote will help you to figure out why your dryer will not run...
Dryer Repair - The Dryer is not Turning
Dryer Repair - The dryer will not start
Posted on Sep 10, 2010
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If you hear the motor humming and not starting at all it most likely has a severe friction problem with the drum or motor. It could possibly have some type of garment jamming the blower wheel preventing the motor from starting too.
Open the dryer door and manually rotate the dryer drum counter clockwise (CCW). It should take very little effort to rotate the drum. If it's hard to rotate that could explain why the motor hums instead of starting up. If it turns freely, shut the door and see if will start. If it still hums and not start it may have bad motor or a low voltage supply to the motor.
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