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Dryer won't turn on!

I have an Ingles dryer and it is not even 2 years old. I was drying clothes in it. Then I took them out and folded them and went to put another load in and it would not turn on. What do you think this could be?

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  • jessicare770 Jan 28, 2009

    I tried pressing it in and out and nothing is happening. It does not make a clicking noise. The switch holder is sliding side to side. So, do you think this is more than likely the problem? How do I go about ordering a switch holder.

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Probably the door switch is notbeing activated. check the switch holder by pressing it in and out a few times you should hear a clicking sound. if the switch actuator is missing you can usually change it out by following the instructions on the package or bag it comes in. this is the most common problem that fits your question. goodluck

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  • mike murphy Jan 28, 2009

    there are two screws that secure the switch holder sounds like 1 fell out. if two are there tighten screws not too tight but tightif switch holder is broke , turn off power remove screws at the lint screen, you have to take the screen out. after screws are removed look at top and front you will see indentations wlith a flat head screwdriver push into dryer front repeat at other indentation. the top can be tilted so it is leaning back on it's own look down and see switch and holder lift out remove 2 wires and take holder off switch. test switch for continuity with a vom meter set on ohms press button and you should see meter peg. take model# and go to a parts house or a sears appliance repair shop and pick up a new one PS if one screw is missing a flash light and good eyes should find it.

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