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Power going to switch but no action in the drum

The drum will not turn when the button is pushed but the cycle starts and I can hear clicking. I cant get the heat and drum to go. Anybody had the same problem? It sounds like the top part is working but there is no message being sent to the drum? It is a kenmore elite bought in the year 2002. Any suggestions???????

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  • imaginewilly Nov 26, 2008

    Same here on a 7yo 90 series.  I hear clicking noises, but they stop when I release the "push to start" button.  It just quit, no other issues before this one.

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My problem was a blown Thermal Fuse.  Picked one up for $6 on-line.  There was a ton of lent backed up inside the dryer cavity & burnt lent on the heating element shield (fire hazard.)  This caused the lent trap housing to overheat and blow the fuse (guessing.)  I vacuumed out every bit of lent I could, replaced the fuse -- dryer back to life!

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Check the belt, it may have a broke belt switch.

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Electric dryer no start does nothing

Check dryer Terminal block prongs both outside prongs should give combined 220, and 110 each if u check 1 outside & 1 center (ground) prong. Also check house electrical outlet for full voltage.

CHECK THERMAL SHUT OFF THERMOSTAT USUALLY LOCATED ON THE BLOWER. for OHMS or resistance with a meter. Should show a closed circuit. Ohms WHEN THIS FUSE BLOWS IT WILL SHUT DOWN EVERYTHING.

NEXT Test the PUSH start switch with meter for OHMS. Should show OHMS when pushed in or on start, and no ohms or infinity when in off position.

If you hear a humming/clicking sound from motor area you more than likely have a bad motor.
Try this test out to see if u have weak windings or relay/capacitor on motor.
Open the dryer door and turn by hand the drum while machine is on ON position. And you or someone else presses the door engagement switch in. If it starts up then u have bad windings

Another thing to check is the belt safety switch. With a multi meter.
Especially if u just replaced the belt. The belt safety switch is attached to the Tensioner and motor. IT LOOKS LIKE A DOOR SWITCH SOMEWHAT a little black pc of plastic with 2 prongs going into it. Sits at bottom of motor. Under the Tensioner. Attach meter clips to the 2 prongs on switch, Then when the little white push button is pressed in it should show continuity and none when released.

Lastly check ur DOOR SWITCH for continuity with a meter when the button is pushed in the (on/Door closed position,) it may have gone bad.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTRP6kHqAFs

Jan 18, 2015 | Dryers

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Dryer wont start.


Electric dryer no start does nothing

Check dryer Terminal block prongs both outside prongs should give combined 220, and 110 each if u check 1 outside & 1 center (ground) prong. Also check house electrical outlet for full voltage.

CHECK THERMAL SHUT OFF THERMOSTAT USUALLY LOCATED ON THE BLOWER. for OHMS or resistance with a meter. Should show a closed circuit. Ohms WHEN THIS FUSE BLOWS IT WILL SHUT DOWN EVERYTHING.

NEXT Test the PUSH start switch with meter for OHMS. Should show OHMS when pushed in or on start, and no ohms or infinity when in off position.

If you hear a humming/clicking sound from motor area you more than likely have a bad motor.
Try this test out to see if u have weak windings or relay/capacitor on motor.
Open the dryer door and turn by hand the drum while machine is on ON position. And you or someone else presses the door engagement switch in. If it starts up then u have bad windings

Another thing to check is the belt safety switch. With a multi meter.
Especially if u just replaced the belt. The belt safety switch is attached to the Tensioner and motor. IT LOOKS LIKE A DOOR SWITCH SOMEWHAT a little black pc of plastic with 2 prongs going into it. Sits at bottom of motor. Under the Tensioner. Attach meter clips to the 2 prongs on switch, Then when the little white push button is pressed in it should show continuity and none when released.

Lastly check ur DOOR SWITCH for continuity with a meter when the button is pushed in the (on/Door closed position,) it may have gone bad.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTRP6kHqAFs

Oct 30, 2014 | Dryers

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My LG Tromm dryer makes 3 clicking sounds when I push the start button. Everything lights up as if it is going to work, but when "start" is pushed, I just hear the 3 clicks and then nothing happens


If the drum doesn't turn, check the centrifugal switch on the motor shaft. Check if the belt hasn't broken or if it's off the motor shaft.

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My Dryer is a Maytag MGD5570, just under 4 years old. The dryer has power (light is on), but when I push the Start Button, nothing happens. I checked the Thermal Fuse with a continuity tester and it is not...




Hi,

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
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dryer will not start


heatman101

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I push the start button and nothing happens


Turn your power off and reach inside the drum and rotate the drum 1/4-1/2 turn, turn the power back on and try pushing the start button again.
Sometimes motors get dead spots in them and this helps to move it from the dead spot.
If that doesn't solve the problem try to listen very closely and see if you can hear the motor running...if it is then the problem is a broken belt.
Otherwise could be your timer switch faulty, or the start switch faulty.
I hope this helps

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Dryer does not start


CHECK DOOR SW,CHECK DRUM BELT, CHECK THERMAL STAD MIGHT BE OPEN

Aug 20, 2009 | Dryers

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Dryer won't start after I push the Start button


If it is whirlpool--Make sure it has power. Then:Check the door switch. A little lever sticking down through top rightof door opening. If it is not there you will need new doorswitch(sometimes the little lever breaks off). If it is there and doesnot click when you press it in you need a new door switch. if it clicks when you close the door then you have a bad thermal fuse.The thermal fuse is found by taking the back of the dryer off. The fuse is an oblong white plastic piece with 2 wires attached.

Door switch part number 3406109
Thermal fuse part number 3392519

May 26, 2009 | Whirlpool Dryers

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Start problem


Hi,If you hear the hum while you are pushing the start button and when you let off the button the hum stops, you have a notor going bad.
If you can get someone to help you, open the door, hold the door switch in, while someone else holds the start button, you try and turn the drum with your other hand. Sometimes the motor will start but, this only confirms the motor is bad and needs replaced. I hope this helps.

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Vic

May 15, 2009 | Dryers

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Dryer won't start when pushing the button it clicks


Could be a broken belt if you hear motor, also can be defective door switch. you can try pushing door switch with finger and press button If motor does not make a sound and pressing door switch does nothing you will need a volt meter and test for power if you hear moter then its broken belt or jambed drum. Try and manually move drum

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