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Whirlpool WED4800XQ Dryer has power but wont start.

I own a Whirlpool WED4800XQ Dryer that does not start when you press the knob. The light in the dryer is lights when you open the door. But will not start in any mode function. Any suggestions, thanks.

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  • Jen G Apr 01, 2015

    Could be a bad thermal fuse (part #3392519) that you should be able to replace for about $12-15. If the thermal fuse tests out ok, I'd check the start switch (part #3398095) next. I have this same dryer and have had to replace the start switch no less than 5 times in a little over two years. If the thermal fuse and start switch both test out ok, I'd check the thermostat next. If none of those are the problem, I guess it could be a bad motor.

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The following link will give you some additional advice on how to troubleshoot a dryer:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r385301-thorough_dryer_advice

Read through the link provided, thoroughly. It does cover many common dryer problems and how to diagnose them.

You know at this point that have power to the unit, because the drum light is working. Now...with the door open, does the light go out when you push the door switch in by hand? Is that how you determined the switch to be good? If the light does not go off, the switch may not be working properly and the dryer will not start. Another easy item to check is the thermal FUSE. The fuse is located behind the lower panel under the door. It is a white plastic component mounted to the top of air blower housing right under the drum in the front. There should be two wires going to it. If the thermal fuse is good, it should read a short (or close to zero ohms). These two first items I mention will kill a dryer from starting and are the most common problems to start with. Read through the section "Dryer Does Not Run at All" and let me know if require further assistance. I hope you find this information helpful.

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First check for 220 volts incoming power to the dryer at the terminal block on the rear of the dryer.
If you have 220 volts,check continuity on part number 59(thermal fuse) in the attached diagram. No continuity is a bad part.

cut and paste this link to your dryer diagram.

http://www.appliancepartspros.com/partsearch/model.aspx?model_id=5139909&diagram_id=951915#d951915

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