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Whirpool LGR7646DQ0 dryer won't start -can hear timer running, timer stops when door switch is pushed, but dryer will not start.

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    macheski Mar 06, 2009

    mildcooksey...thanks for the suggestion, but I don't think touching two wires together while plugged in sounds very safe! Also, what do you mean by "continuity to fuse"? Are you saying the fuse itself could be shot? Wouldn't a fuse stop the timer from working? Or are you saying something is not getting to the fush? I can hear the timer working, but the dryer won't start. Seems like the timer wouldn't work either if it was a fuse...but that's what I'm asking before disassembly, ok?

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    macheski Mar 06, 2009

    mildcooksey...Yes, keeping it unplugged seemed like common sense to me, but your comment wasn't written clearly. Along those lines are there not connectors to the fuse? Do I remove the fuse first, then just align wires so the bare suface is touching or are there connectors?



    Again, why does the timer continue to run if it indeed is the fuse? I can clearly hear the timer running.

    Thanks!

  • macheski
    macheski Mar 31, 2009

    mildcooksey had it completely wrong...the thermal fuse he referred to had nothing to do at all with the problem. As I stated the timer would run, but dryer would not start.



    Turns out the timer itself was defective-not allowing the relay with timer to kick properly, thus dryer wouldn't start.

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There is a white fuse in back of machine.take back panel off and check for continuity to fuse.you can also put the two wires together and plug your machine in and make sure nothing is touching,and hit start button.UNPLUG FIRST.the fuse sits on blower housing.it will be white with a black strip down the middle and only two wires.

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  • mike cooksey Mar 06, 2009

    UNPLUG FIRST,take back panel off.that fuse runs the dryer.if you put the two wires together and put electrical tape around end and plug dryer back in hit the start button and i bet that fixes your problem.you need a fuse.I hope you wouldnt touch any wires while machine is plugged in.common sense.

  • mike cooksey Mar 06, 2009

    some dryers have a cutoff switch if your belt breaks.but sounds like fuse.

  • mike cooksey Mar 31, 2009

    I was just sugesting to check fuse before buying a timer.I dont know what you couldnt understand,but without being their to see what is going on and just getting little info from you I give some other things to look for besides the timer.

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