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Dryer won't turn on

A few days ago I dried a load and now my dryer will not turn on. I have checked the electrical circuit breakers and they are alright, I'm wondering maybe if there is something that could be a quick fix or if it is something more serious

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  • ucfpunter9 Nov 15, 2008

    Dryer worked fine yesterday. Today...not even an attempt to turn on when the button is pushed.

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There is a white motor in the back of your dryer near the air duct (on left) This is what is keeping your dryer from starting. You can check the part with an ohm meater. The part number (there is 2 different ones) is either a et401 or et402. You can look at the part on the internet to know what it looks like when you are fixing it. Luckily the part is inexpensive.

Posted on Nov 17, 2008

  • Justin Duby
    Justin Duby Nov 17, 2008

    I meant motor fuse. sorry for the typo

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