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No display on some of the cycles,whens set on cycle that timer lights up and i push start button, the dryer turns off

Turn on and half of the lights light up but timer will only display on delicate cycle, if i switch knob a few times the normal cycle time shows but as soon as I push start button, it beeps and powers down

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Start Switch

A faulty start switch will disable the dryer. To test the switch, access will have to be made within the control panel. Locate the start switch inside the control console. It will have two or three wires connected to it. Remove the wires by pulling at the connectors and taking them off the terminals.

Using a volt-ohm meter, test the terminals on the switch. Set the meter to "RX1" and touch a probe to each terminal. A reading of infinity should be seen. Next, while still holding the probes on the terminals, press the start switch. A reading of zero should be present.

If the switch does not pass either test, replace the switch with a new one.
Door Switch

If the door switch is faulty, the dryer will not run. To access the door switch, the top cover of the dryer must be removed. After the top is removed, open the dryer door and remove the two screws that hold the door switch on the dryer. Reach inside the dryer and remove the two wires off the door switch terminals and unsnap the door switch from the plastic mounting plate.

Set the ohm-meter to RX1 and touch each terminal with a probe. A reading of infinity should be seen. While still holding the terminal and probes together press the switch button. The reading should now be at zero.

Failure of either of those tests means the door switch needs to be replaced.
Drive Motor

The main drive motor could be faulty as well. It is located on the between the drum and the inside of the cabinet. Refer to the owners' manual for front cabinet removal and removal of the drum. To test the motor, disconnect the green ground wire and also the wiring harness from the motor.

Have the volt-ohm meter set to RX1. Place one probe on the white wire terminal and one on the brown wire terminal. A reading of between 28 and 40 ohms should be read. Next place probes on the white terminal and the blue terminal. This reading should be between 25 and 40 ohms. Finally place the probes on blue terminal and the brown terminal. The reading should now be between 58 and 70 ohms. Failure on any of those tests will require that the motor be replaced.

Posted on Jan 10, 2013

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If it is whirlpool--Make sure it has power. Then:Check the door switch. A little lever sticking down through top rightof door opening. If it is not there you will need new doorswitch(sometimes the little lever breaks off). If it is there and doesnot click when you press it in you need a new door switch. if it clicks when you close the door then you have a bad thermal fuse.The thermal fuse is found by taking the back of the dryer off. The fuse is an oblong white plastic piece with 2 wires attached.

Door switch part number 3406109
Thermal fuse part number 3392519

Posted on May 27, 2009

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is the light going off when the door is closed, and on when opened??? sounds as if you having ansd issue withthe door switch, notthinkin the door is closed, try manually pushing the buton in, you should hear it "click", if it doesnt, i would unplug hte unit, nad witha screrwdriver you can pry the switch out from the side of switch. Dont ask me why buit for somereason afetr removing from the unit, it then will"click". somply prerss back inot place.Never actually had to replace teh switch, perhaps it gets stuck!

Posted on Jan 11, 2009

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SOURCE: Dryer won't start cycle. Sensing light turns on and it beeps then

Unplug the unit and take the back off. Down towards the bottom, near the exhaust connection, you will find a small, white thin plastic part with 2 blue wires connected to it. Remove the wires, put them together, wrap with electrical tape, and then plug the dryer in and see if it runs then

Posted on Jan 09, 2009

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SOURCE: Dryer will not turn on.

Check the door switch. A little lever sticking down through top right of door opening. If it is not there you will need new door switch(sometimes the little lever breaks off). If it is there and does not click when you press it in you need a new door switch. if it clicks when you close the door then you have a bad thermal fuse.The thermal fuse is found by taking the back of the dryer off. The fuse is an oblong white plastic piece with 2 wires attached.

Door switch part number 3406109
Thermal fuse part number 3392519

Posted on May 27, 2009

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SOURCE: Start button will not initiate on cycle. Get 3 beeps.

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