Everything on the dryer works fine, it is just that when we push the start button it will not start. Lint trap is clean, door is closed all the way, menu works, the dryer just won't start. HELP!
Same happened to our dryer yesterday. The only problem was the start/stop button was not making contact with the mini-switch. Used some hot glue under the lever that makes contact with the mini-switch. Put it back together and works great again. Saved about $260 on new control panel. Removing the control panel was pretty easy for a DIYer.
Unplug the dryer.
Remove the four screws that hold the panel in place. They will be hidden under caps on the housing, Pull off the panel. Be careful because wires will prevent you from pulling it entirely off but you can pull it from the right corner up and flip it on its back side to expose the back of the panel.
The white wire guard will have to be removed. The wire ties holding the wires to the guard will have to be removed by cutting the ties. Replacement wires ties can be purchased at any home improvement store. Remove the control panel by pushing the plastic clips in that hold it to the housing. There should be 6 and two plastic clips on the right center of the panel. If done right it will easily pull off. If force is needed one or more of the clips have not been disengaged. Do not force it because it is made of plastic and will break.
Once the control panel is removed from its housing, the start/stop button can be identified-last one either on the right or left (can't remember). When the button in the housing is pushed the arm under the button is not making contact with the mini-switch. I added a little hot glue to where the bottom of the button comes in contact with the arm. This will act as a shim and should fix the problem. I removed the arm to add the hot glue. It just pulls out. Reassemble the unit in reverse order. Be sure to reattach the wires to the wire guard so they do not end up getting ripped out by the moving drum.
Taking digital photos as you go will help in putting the control panel back in the housing and knowing where to reattach the wires to the wire guard.
Hope this helps. Good luck,
Nov 09, 2010 |
Bosch Nexxt WTMC 3300 Electric Dryer