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Dryer won't start...replaced starter assembley due 2 burn marks at the contact switch...still wouldn't start...i can hear the timer ticking, but when i opened the timer i saw burn marks near 1 of the contact switches...1st question: are minor burn marks near the contact switches normal? could the problem be further down the line? i don't want 2 spend $100 replacing the timer if that is not the problem...i can buy a 2nd hand dryer w/ a warranty 4 @ $250...the belt and the drive motor appear (after visual inspection only), 2 b in good condition...i need sum direction...HELP!!!

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Have you checked the door switch?if it don't work nothing will-mike

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Have power everywhere but won't turn on


see this causes and fix it. God bless you
1. No power to the dryer
Make sure there's power getting to the dryer. Check for a tripped circuit breaker or a blown fuse. Check the wall socket for power with a voltmeter or by plugging something else in. Sometimes the power cord disconnects or burns at the dryer, if this is the case, the wiring and the terminal block must be repaired or replaced.

2. Door switch / Door switch actuator lever
The dryer would not start with a broken door switch. Replace the door switch if found defective.

Most dryers have a door switch actuator lever - when you close a dryer door, it presses against the lever, which actuates the door switch. If the lever is broken, the switch would not activate and the dryer would not start. Replace the lever, if broken.

Note: Door switch actuator lever usually comes with the door switch assembly and it is recommended to get the whole assembly since there is almost no price difference between the door switch assembly and just the lever. Check your model for more details.Thermal Fuse The thermal fuse helps to prevent a dryer fire by shutting off power to the dryer if it overheats. If the dryer won't start check this fuse first. Test the thermal fuse with an ohm meter or continuity checker. This is the most common part to fail when the dryer won't start. Once the thermal fuse has blown, it has to be replaced. It can not be reset.

Thermal Cut Out Fuse Kit Most dryers have several temperature control devices such as a thermal fuse, thermal cut out, high limit fuse or high limit thermostat. Some manufacturers sell the thermal fuse and thermal cut out in a kit. These kits normally solve no-heat problems rather than when the dryer won't start. However, in some models, this kit will solve both problems. Even though this is not the most common part to fail if the dryer won't start, both can be checked using an ohm meter or continuity checker. If they have continuity they are good. If not, they should be replaced.

Main Control Board The main control board is normally not at fault when the dryer won't start. First, check all of the other components in this troubleshooting guide before replacing the main control board. The main control board can not be tested and must be replaced if it is defective. If there are obvious signs of burning or a shorted out component on the board, it should be replaced.
Timer The timer is normally not at fault when the dryer won't start. In many situations where timers are replaced they end up being returned. First, check all of the more common components in this troubleshooting guide before replacing the timer. If the dryer won't start, the cause is much more likely to be a thermal fuse or switch. The timer can not be tested, it must be replaced if it is defective.



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Oct 02, 2012 | Dryers

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Will not start but its making a ticking sound


Electric or gas dryer?
Depending on where the ticking sound is coming from, without more specific information, many dryers use a timer within their dial for timed drying. If the switches are malfunctioning, the ticking of the "timer" can still continue.
If you can hear a whirring sound, which would be the motor, then it may be the drive belt. If this is the case, then the ticking of the timer may be more noticeable due to it being quieter without the spinning drum.

If you have a gas dryer and the ticking is from below, then it may be the ignitor that's faulty. However, that shouldn't cause your dryer not to turn on. It that case the dryer would spin, but not get warm.
With more information, I may be of better assistance.

Feb 14, 2012 | Dryers

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Roper dryer will not start. Had just finished drying a load of clothes, put in the next load and it wouldn't start. The timer still ticks.


Maybe you door switch has broken?
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The little tab should click.
Another possibility is dryer overheat due to lint buildup

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8_17_2011_3_52_38_pm.jpgSee that white skinny thing mounted next to the air temp control thermostat? That thing will melt if too much junk gets into the lint filter or vent pipe. If it does it kills the door circuit and the dryer is dead in the water. More here

Aug 17, 2011 | Roper RES7646KQ Electric Dryer

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The dryer will buzz and you can hear the timer ticking however the dryer does not start


It's likely either:

a faulty start button / related circuitry, or

the centrifugal start switch on the motor: burned contacts, broken spring, stuck from dust / lint

More info / help, let me know...

Mar 23, 2010 | Crosley Dryers

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Timer not ticking,not starting


Hi. This will be the result of a failed timer motor. This mechanism is the main initiator of the unit. The unit will not operate properly, in this state. Proper current will not be directed correctly, due to the failed timer motor. The motor provide the forward advancement of the dial plate across the cogs. This is vital to optimal dryer functions.

The timer module must be replaced. Once replaced, the unit will return to its normal operating status.


NOTE_ Your door switch is not the culprit. The timer has failed.

Dec 14, 2009 | Roper REX4634KQ Electric Dryer

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Dryer Won't Start


Make sure it has power. Then:Check the door switch. A little lever sticking down through top right of door opening. If it is not there you will need new door switch(sometimes the little lever breaks off). If it is there and does not click when you press it in you need a new door switch. if it clicks when you close the door then you have a bad thermal fuse.The thermal fuse is found by taking the back of the dryer off. The fuse is an oblong white plastic piece with 2 wires attached.

Door switch part number 3406109
Thermal fuse part number 3392519

May 27, 2009 | Kenmore 73952 Gas Dryer

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Kenmore dryer


Do you hear the timer ticking?
Make sure there is 220 volts present at the terminal where the cord hooks to the dryer.
Inspect the wires for loose or burned.
Check continuity on the door switch.
Check continuity on the start switch.

Mar 11, 2009 | Kenmore Dryers

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Dryer will not run


ck thermal fuse located on blower housing at rear should be white object with 2 blue wires ..if cks ok ck door switch

Sep 26, 2008 | Kenmore 63012 Electric Dryer

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