Ours was doing the same thing you would hear a click and nothing but the sensing light. I found the thermal fuse to be blown Part #3392519. Easy to get to through the front cover under the load door. I went ahead and vacuumed and cleaned out the inside and vent tube.
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Do you hear the motor turn on when you start the dryer? If the belt is loose then it could cause it not to turn.
1. If you are able to run it with some of the housing removed, then do that and verify where you are losing your ability to spin. - Make sure the motor is engaging and actually turning the belt. If it is turning and moving the belt, check to make sure the belt is routed correctly and not slipping on any of the pulleys. If it is, then it may just be time to change the belt. - If the motor does not spin, listen to the motor and see if you can hear it kick on when you try to start a cycle. If you don't hear anything, turn the power off (unplug from the wall to be safe) and disconnect the connection to the motor. Use a voltmeter or multimeter and connect the probes to the two pins that provide power to the motor (can't say which ones specifically. There may be a service wiring diagram tucked away inside the dryer houseing somewhere.) Plug the dryer back into the wall try to start a cycle which observing the meter. If you are getting no voltage then the motor is not getting the signal to kick on, which means it is some kind of controller device (timer switch, selector switch or control board depending on your device) or a relay. If you hear the motor kick on but won't spin, there are a couple things you can try (unplug the dryer first for both): 1) Take the belt off the motor pulley and try to move it by hand. If it doesn't move smoothly then it could be seizing internally and needs to be repaired or replaced. 2) Disassemble the exhaust housing and check for any small items that may have snuck in past the lint filter somehow. If a small item made it's way past the filter it could jam itself in the blower assembly (which is most likely driven by the main motor) which would either cause the motor to fail or a belt to fail. Either way, **** out all the lint within the exhaust system while you have it open as it's good practice! :)
- Refering to the service wiring manual (which may be tucked away inside the control panel housing) is key. If the motor is not kicking on then you need it to trace its path for power and the signal to turn on. If it is turning on and moving, it's a matter of finding which physical piece is failing (which can be hard to do online).
- If the drum spins easily by hand then it's most likely in the hardware that transfers the energy from the motor to the drum. If it doesn't spin very easily, you may want take the drum out and check for any objects that may have wedged in between the drum and the housing. Also check the plastic shims and cloth gasket to make sure they have not worn excessively. Lastly, make sure the drum has not warped at all.
Dryers are fairly simple machines. Let me know how it turns out for you.
With the door open hold in the door switch in and turn the drum while someone hits the start switch, if the dryer starts when you do this you may have a bad motor, what this is doing is "jump starting" your motor winding's. If it doesn't start by doing that then you may have a problem in your belt/idler pulley system.
Most dryers have a belt that goes around the drum attached to a spring pulley and the motor pulley, if the belt breaks. the drum will not spin. and most dryers also have a safety switch in between the door and the dryer, if this switch is bad,will not let the drum turn. most dryers have a vented slot in the rear of the machine at the bottom, if you remove this vent you should be able to see how the motor moves the drum. good luck!
You need to listen for the motor working ? Open the dryer door hold the door switch in and start the dryer . A buzzing sound may indicate a bad motor. If you hear a slight spinning noise ,it may just be the belt.
Commonproblems...blown house fuse, broken belt ( on some models
)...door switch...*thermal fuse open (venting needs attention
)...broken or burnt wire....timer....motor, in order from mostcommon to
least common. * If you find a blown thermal fuse, always clean, change,
adjust the ventingsystem and vent hood first, then it is often a good
idea to replace the operatingthermostat at the same time. This is a picture of some modernthermal fuses.