Question about Dryers
The door switch is located near the dryer door and is activated when the door is closed. If the door switch fails, the dryer won't start at all. Many types of door switch will make an audible click when they are activated. If the door switch makes a clicking sound when activated it is probably not defective. If it doesn't make a click, it can be checked with an ohm meter or continuity checker. The door switch is relatively easy to replace and is usually not very expensive. Here is the switch to order if it is bad.
The thermal fuse helps to prevent a dryer fire by shutting off power to the dryer if it overheats. If the dryer won't start check this fuse first. Test the thermal fuse with an ohm meter or continuity checker. This is the most common part to fail when the dryer won't start. Once the thermal fuse has blown, it has to be replaced. It can not be reset. Here is the fuse to order in case it is bad.
Post back your findings and I will post the repair video for the repair.
Posted on Nov 07, 2012
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Dec 24, 2011 | KitchenAid KEYS750LQ Electric Dryer
Sep 21, 2011 | KitchenAid KEYS750LQ Electric Dryer
Item #2986 (OEM Part)
Thermal fuse. If the dryer overheats, this device stops the flow of electricity to the heat source and/or the entire dryer. It is located on the blower housing and cannot be reset. The most common cause for overheating is a vent tube clogged with lint, a birds nest or other debris.
Manufacturer Number 3392519
Jun 08, 2011 | Amana Dryers
Nov 28, 2010 | KitchenAid Dryers
Jul 19, 2010 | KitchenAid KEHS01P Electric Dryer
Mar 22, 2010 | KitchenAid Dryers
Sep 10, 2009 | KitchenAid KGYS850LT Gas Dryer
Aug 17, 2017 | Dryers
89 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!