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Dryer won't start. Pressing "Start" button just emits 4 beeps.

Fisher Paykel ED56AU Clothes Dryer. After pressing "Power" then "Start", dryer would stop after a few minutes or sometimes a few seconds. Tried turning off at the power point etc. No difference. Now when you press "Start" you just get 4 beeps. It won't go at all. Any idea before I pay 100.00 for a service call.

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Does the drum turn? if it doesnt you can assist it and see it that is problem, have to remove top and push it. that would be capacitor on motor or jumper the door closed switch and try to spin.

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  • Burgmi Jul 12, 2011

    I have the same dryer and the same problem. If I hold the door in a bit tighter it works. But as soon as a release it it stops. I have put in a new striker but still does it. Should I replace the bit the striker fits into? I really do not want to do this as it is hard to get to.

  • doggie869 Sep 16, 2011

    Easy fix! The door must twist or something and the door sensor switch doesn't get pressed in enough (this is the switch at the bottom ot top of the door depends which way you mounted the dryer), not the white one on the side... Anyway - take the plastic cover off the hinge and then remove the small metal hinge plate (you need to remove the one furthest from the door sensor switch). place a small washer behind the plate and screw it all back together. This acts as a shim and twists the door back so the pin on the door depresses the switch properly. Depending on how much the door is twisted, you may need to try a few different thickness washers to get it right. Remember, too thick and the rubber door seal will not fit snuggly. Good Luck

  • Burgmi Sep 16, 2011

    Wow! Thanks Doggie. Right now I glued an 'extetesion tube' over the stud that goes into the slot so it is a little longer. So far it is working!



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