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Whirlpool dryer won't start. replaced the door switch & the push button switch still won't start. the light works when door is closed. can hear timer ticking like always.

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    Thomas Malailua May 11, 2010

    on whirlpools/kenmores they will run but not heat if thermal fuse has failed.so that's not a question for me.i would like to know if you have 220 volts at your cord and if there then how about the cord term block.if you have it there you would then follow the wiring diagram.see where power comes into dryer and then what component it the power passes th-ru to get to the motor

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It sounds like you have lost a leg of power. Turn off both breakers, then back on. Then check the receptacle, the plug and then the wiring to the back of the dryer. This is likely where it is. There is a thermal fuse located under the top of the dryer. Easy to get to. Bypass it and if it works then, just replace it for about 15 dollars.

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