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Re: Dryer isn't turning
This could be one or two things, it could be the safety switch located in door that activates the turning of the dryer. Or it could be a belt that turns the drum the motor could be turning inside and belt is broken.
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Check to see if the door switch is working. When you push and release it, it should click. If not, it will need to be replaced. If the switch is good, then the only other component that would cause that problem is the thermal fuse. If you could post your model number I could direct you to the part you need.
Try a different cycle, the timer may just be hung up a bit. Also, check that the door latches properly. Any looseness, or noticeable debris should be addressed. Always unplug the dryer first before doing any probing.
If it is whirlpool--Make sure it has power. Then:Check the door switch.
A little lever sticking down through top rightof door opening. If it is
not there you will need new doorswitch(sometimes the little lever
breaks off). If it is there and doesnot 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
The problem is probably the plunger switch that you press to start the dryer. If you select the OFF position and then move the dial to a cycle, does it start running without you having to press the start button? If so, that switch is your problem.
If you disconnect the dryer and remove the rear panel, you can unplug the switch and repair it yourself (the contacts probably just need to be adjusted) or you can replace it. Depending on the dryer you might be able to get the part number from the inside cover of the rear panel.
If the only thing that happens is three rapid beeps when you select a feature from the console this is usually a symptom of a defective door switch. The door switch must be closed to complete the circuit from the timer to the heating circuit and drive motor. If the switch is bad, or the wiring is broken, the dryer will not run.