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I have a Whirlpool dryer. It will not start. I replaced the started button but sill no go. PLease help. JIm

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Ouch,most important is power.do you have it.its 220 volts so you can't us a blow dryer to check.you need a volt meter.soooooo if you dont have one here's a few visuals you can check.door switch make sure it looks intact,not broken,theres a little arm that sticks down and the door hits it closing the circut.when you push the arm with your finger it should click and that should also happen when you shut the door.next is a very common happing.in the back of the dryer,where the cord attaches,the screws that connect that cord to the dryer dont get tightened well and then burn.thats also a visiual.from their you can look at your wiring diagram ,look where the diagram maker is showing where the power comes in from your house then travels the dryer.that would give an idea of the parts that come into play by the order they are in that diagram.see if that helps. God bless ,tom

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Check the door switch next.

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