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Roper / Whirlpool dryer. No power / intermittent power.

I have a Roper RE7646KQ front load dryer. It has worked fine for three years. We recently moved and while I was installing it at the new house It would not power up. No light no heat no motor no buzzer. Nothing completely dead. Then suddenly the light would come on and it would work, but when I pushed it up against the wall it would be dead again. Cord is new and we have power all the way up to the terminal block and to the the timer. I took the top off the dryer and can find no burnt or broken wires or loose connections. The only two things left I can think of is the door switch and the timer. Am I missing something?

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  • TV Myers Mar 08, 2007

    Come to find out an animal had chewed partially through the nuetral under the house. When I would pull the unit out it was next to the furnace and grounding out against the frame thus completing the circuit and making the dryer work. So then when I would push it back in it was no longer touching the furnace frame and no longer grounding through the safety ground of the furnace and then not working anymore. Took me a few minutes of pushing it upagainst the furnace and pulling it away but I eventually figured it out!



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The door switch would be my top candidate.

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