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Dryer will not start,put a new start button,

Noticed the light will not come on when you open the door, and even with a new start button will not start,dont have a tester to check out any thing else,give me a clue or do i need a new dryer,yes its old,bout 10 years

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  • Mark Van Skiver May 11, 2010

    Voltage please?

    You check make sure breaker not tripped?

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The dryer is electric? not gas? If so you may have 110 and 1 side and not on the other. Reset the breaker and make sure you have 110v on each hot leg. You say start button I assume you mean door switch for the light? Have you checked the bulb? If this is already yes to this point open the top up and look at the wires coming to the door switch 1 of them is most likely chewed into by a mouse or something. the light has to have power to it all the time the door is open no power no light because I dont believe it gets any power except from the main power terminals not the timer or anything else .

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