Question about Dryers
I have a whirlpool dryer that won't start. I've checked the circuit breaker and all is well, it's plugged in, it closes properly. I've checked the basics but nothing seems to work.
OK first thing for you to do to know if this could work for you is check were the power cord connects to your dryer... if you have and it reads 220 or better then you can proceed.start by taking the back panel off and locate your blower housing(it will be on left of dryer).There will be a white barcode looking strip with two wires coming out of it.Take the dissconnect dryer take a strip of tin foil and bridge the two togarher plug dryer up and it should run.If it does the you just need a new fuse or do what I did get one off an old Dryer no one else is using!
Posted on Nov 04, 2009
There is a fust on the inside of the dryer beside the blower motor. It is called a thermal fuse.rated at about 197 degrees F. check with a continuity tester. If it is bad, you will not get a reading. Fuse cost me about $13.00 to purchase at local parts supplier and it was up and running in about 20 minutes. Also be sure to clean all of the dust and junk that the filter did not catch.
Posted on Apr 16, 2008
Well I would first for power at the back of the dryer makeing sure you have 220 to dryer, check lid switch, also in the back there is a fuse white with two wires to it oblong or triangle depending on year.. may be blowed
Posted on Aug 28, 2007
All dryers use an interlock switch which when u close the door it opens the circuit for the power try banging on the front off the dryer it may start if it does then you have a lose connection to the interlock u need to get the lid of to get to the interlock switch if it doesnt start then u have a mains filter which is next to your motor about 4in in length cyclinder with at the most 4 wires going to it possible 2 wires this will having lettering and numbers on it this needs replacing its on the inside at the bottom of the casing ,8
Posted on Aug 28, 2007
Ummm... mine wasn't starting either. pressed the start button and heard a click/hum. read all these posts, and checked the door switch first, and that tested fine with a multimeter. then, i pulled the dryer away from the exhaust tube with the intention of testing the heat fuse, and found a surprise.that would make Bullwinkle cry !! ...jammed up in the dryer vent receptacle, and against the drum was a roasted and mangled squirrel. was not a pretty picture, and some flies flew out. seems he chewed his way into the external vent cover screen. Nasty !! rubber gloves, and lotsa paper towels later, i hooked everything back up, and the dryer started. soooo, check for a blocked vent first before you pull everything apart.
Posted on Apr 22, 2012
I had this problem too (dryer was about 2 yrs old). I needed to replace the switch. There is a site (somewhere, sorry) that you can download a pdf repair manual from whirlpool. The pdf shows in detail how to take off the cover, and replace the switch. Cost of the switch was ~$30. There are a sequence of buttons you push to diagnose problems. In this case, all the fault codes will show is that the dryer thinks that the door is open. From what you describe, a faulty switch sounds like your problem. I am suspect of the 'loose connection' diagnosis above. Those connectors have a very tight connection.
Posted on Oct 25, 2007
First off, be sure the pigtail is wired correctly to the back of the unit. Black and red to the outside terminals, white to the middle, green to the frame or cabinet (should be a green screw close-by). If that is ok, you probably have an issue with possibly a bad pigtail, bad outlet, wiring issue, or possibly a bad circuit breaker or breaker box. Probably going to be more of a electrical problem than a appliance problem. Good Luck!!!!
Posted on Feb 02, 2008
pf is for power failure. sounds like You may have a short somewhere. Be careful of electric shock.
Posted on Apr 21, 2009
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Your dryer may not be receiving adequate voltage to start. Make sure your dryer is plugged in. Also, check the circuit breaker panel to make sure all the circuit breakers are in the correct positions. Or check to make sure no fuses in the fuse panel are blown. Try plugging something else into the same outlet. If it won't work either, then there is likely something wrong with the power outlet. Any of these could be the reason power is not getting to your dryer. Also, refrain from using an extension cord to plug your dryer in.
If your dryer's door switch is defective, it will not allow your dryer to start. Test your dryer's door switch. If it is defective, replace it.
check the thermal fuse in the back of the machine,, remove the back you'll see it
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