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Re: dryer will not turn on
Turn off the circuit breakers and then back on. One pole could be tripped and the other OK and it not show. Check the wiring from the receptacle to the plug and into the back of the dryer. Look to see if all wiring is secure. If it still doesn't work, take the top off the dryer and locate the thermal overload switch next to or near the drum. Bypass it and see if it comes on. If it does, then replace it for only about 15 dollars. My guess is that it is here. Let me know how it does.
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follow this steps and fix it. God bless you Light Socket
The light socket can get corroded or a wire connection can come loose. You will need to remove the front panel to access the housing on most dryers.
If your dryer has an interior light, it probably uses a standard 40-watt
appliance bulb, but check your owner's manual to be sure. If the bulb
is good but the light won't come on, check the door switch, which serves
two functions: When the door is closed, it turns off the light and
allows the dryer to start. When the door is open, it turns on the light
and prevents the dryer from starting. To check the door switch check
for continuity. You should have some when the door is closed and none
when the door is opened.If not replace the door switch by removing the front panel.
It blows fuses or trips the circuit breaker
Electric dryers use 220 volts or two power lines of 110 volts each. Some
components in the dryer need only 110 volts; the heating element
requires 220 volts. So it's possible for one part of the dryer to be
fine and another part to have a short circuit. Short circuits can be
caused by the heating element, the main power cord, or any other part of
the internal wiring. Loose connections on the power cord cause failures
and or fires. This can be checked with the dryer unplugged and removing
the service cover and visually check for burning and mechanically check
If the circuit breaker trips or the fuse blows when the dryer is
unplugged, it's likely the problem is with the house wiring, fuse box,
or circuit box. Contact a qualified electrician.
I would check the breaker before you go any further. Here are some things to remember when you do this. 1) The breaker for the dryer is generally located outside on the side of the house somewhere near the electric meter. Most 220vac breakers are, which include any electric range, cooktop, wall oven, etc. 2) When your checking the breaker, actually physically touch it. Sometimes breakers can trip a but the spring that actually pulls the breaker to off position is weak and by visual inspection would appear on. Just simply reach in and tap the bar lightly in the off direction. If it pops over to the off position, turn it back on then go check your dryer. If the breaker passes inspection, I would unplug the machine because there migfht be a short at the terminal block where the plug connects to the dryer. After you've unplugged it, remove the back and check to see if everything is ok. I have a strong feeling that you won't need to get to this point cause I'm betting on breaker.
YOU NEED TO CHECK THE BREAKER SEE THAT YOU ARE GETTING 110 ON EACH LEG OF THE BREAKER TO THE DRYER PLUG, OR JUST MAKE SURE YOUR BREAKER IS ON GOOD, AND SEE IF YOU HAVE 220 ACROSS AND 110 ON EACH SIDE OF DRYER RECEPTACLE, LET ME KNOE NEE TO DO THIS FIRST.
Try turning the dryer breaker pair in the house electrical panel off then on. Try the dryer again. If still won't work, measure the voltage at the power socket across the two slanted slots--it should read ~230 volt AC. If ok, there are internal problems in the dryer--bad controller, motor not running, or the heater element is bad. If you don't measure ~230 volts, one of the breaker pair is bad or there is a loose wire between the breaker and the power socket. Have an electrician check that out.
kenmore elite won't start,
kenmore elite won't start, I checked the house breaker box and breaker is okay. no light come on... (More) kenmore elite won't start, I checked the house breaker box and breaker is okay. no light come on when you open the front dryer door either
2 more things could be wrong,check the blower box to see if you have a thermister thermostat on it,check that with your omns meter,the other thing is the motor is no longer strong enough to turn the drum and it heat up and tips off,let me know what you find-mike