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Lastly check ur DOOR SWITCH for continuity with a meter when the button is pushed in the (on/Door closed position,) it may have gone bad. Kenmore Whirlpool Dryer Won Start Easy Fix
Test the PUSH start switch with meter for OHMS. Should show OHMS when pushed in or on start, and no ohms or infinity when in off position.
If you hear a humming/clicking sound from motor area you more than likely have a bad motor.
Try this test out to see if u have weak windings or relay/capacitor on motor.
Open the dryer door and turn by hand the drum while machine is on ON position. And you or someone else presses the door engagement switch in. If it starts up then u have bad windings
The motors centrifugal switch may be stuck. Try having someone start it while pressing in the door switch while you rotate the drum with your hand by grabbing one of the drum vanes. I don't know which direction your drum rotates. Try both. This may start the drum turning on its own and resetting the switch
Hi, This is what is probably going on. There are two parts in the motor that cause the drum to rotate. One
of them is "start" winding. It literally starts the drum's rotation.
Once the drum motor has started the drum to move. The second portion of
the motor, known as the "run" winding takes over and keeps the drum
turning. When the Drum winding burns out. The same symptom is caused
when the switch attached to the motor is also damaged. In your case,
although this is rare. I think it may be the switch. The reason
being is that the motor has a combination switch that also connects one
side to the heating element. In a nutshell, If you get the dryer not
continuing to turn AND the heating element stays on. There is a problem
with the switch. If you get the heating element going on when you
push the start button but turns off when you release the button. The
problem is the motor having a burned out run winding. Either way, it is
less labor intensive to replace the motor when you take it out. Doing
it switch is not easy. Hope this helps. If not write back to me and we
can continue. HAVE A HAPPY NEW YEAR Best, Mark
Unplug the dryer. Open the control console.Mark and remove the wires from the start switch. Using a volt meter set for continuity,touch meter leads to R1 and R2 while pushing the switch. No reading is a bad switch. Touch meter leads to R2 and CT1. No reading is a bad switch. If the switch checks out good the start windings in the motor are bad.
Ticking sound is the timer running--so it is not the problem unless a contact has failed or a wire has come loose. Broken door switch, thermostat failed in open position, or clogged lint filter/exhaust vent/outlet would keep unit from running. If you can hear the motor running but the drum is not turning then the drum belt is broken.