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I put the clothes in and set the dials an nothing happens

I checked the power supply it is fine I am wondering if it is the switch on the door. I can use some help.. help!!!

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Check the wiring in the back and to where the contacts are made. There will be a little box where the ends are connected. Then check the thermal fuse which probably is located under the top of the dryer. It may be bad. The door switch could be bad but I doubt it. Good luck and let me know how it turns out.

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Here try this if you are basic repair person.

-disconnect main power.
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Hi Ken,
I recently wrote a short article about this for someone. I'll insert it here for you.
I would like to know what you found.
Best Regards,
Mark

Here it is.

When most Whirlpool dryers do not turn on at all. The most common cause of failure is the door switch and the door switch actuator.
Here is how you can test this.
1 Empty the dryer of clothes
2 Locate the door switch actuator. it will be over along the top edge of where the door closes, just inside the lip. There will be a little (3/8th inch wide) metal tab covered in plastic(or a plastic tab). This is the actuator that is mounted to the electrical door switch. The door switch is a valuable safety device that prevents children, pets and adults from loosing limbs and other things in a spinning dryer. DON'T BYPASS IT.
3 The tab may simply be broken off. If you can push the piece and hear a clicking sound, it means the switch is probably good but the tab is not.
4 To test this push the tab in or jam a ball point pen in there until it clicks, turn the dryer timer on and push the start button. It it comes on, that was the issue.
WARNING: NEVER, NEVER, NEVER PUT YOU ARM INTO A SPINNING OPEN DRYER DOOR.
JUST DON'T DO IT. IT CAN RUIN YOUR DAY.
5 If you push the tab and get no click but a sort of springy action. The switch is broken.
Usually the switch replacement kit has both the metal tab and the switch.
That is most often it.
If you can supply me with the model number of the dryer, I can help you locate the right part and give some instruction on how to do it.
Best,
Mark

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