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Whirlpool Dryer stopped mid cycle and won't start again

I started a dry cycle for 50 minutes and the dryer stopped 10 minutes into it. I opened the door and it was hot inside. I closed door, and went to start it again but it wouldn't start. Not sure if it is the switch, belt, or what? I don't think it is the element as it was hot.

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  • Anonymous Jan 09, 2009

    it did make a 'trying to start' noise.

  • Chris Ware May 11, 2010

    did it humm when you tryed to start it

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This sounds as if the internal fuse has blown. I am assuming you have checked the breakers as well. The starter switch might be bad.

Posted on Jan 14, 2009

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