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Hello Kenneth Joynt - Often when a dryer will not stop running, it is because the unit may have a potential wiring failure, faulty timer, or a communication error with the main control board. Try resetting the unit by either unplugging it or flipping the household breaker to the off position. Wait approximately two minutes, turn on the dryer and select a normal cycle. If issue persists, I would suggest contacting an experienced service technician to determine the precise cause.
Check the circuit breaker for the dryer itself, one side of it may have tripped. Turn the dryer's breaker off, wait a moment, then turn it back on.
If the dryer was in the middle of a heating cycle, rather than a cool down cycle, then the heat coming off the element may have caused the thermal switch in the dryer to open since the fan / blower wasn't running. Usually, this switch will reset itself, but not all will.
Removing the back panel of the dryer, with the power cord UNPLUGGED and breaker TURNED OFF (Just in case), you should see 1 or 2 limit switches. They will likely appear to have brown or dark housings, and will be round or slighly diamond shaped. Use a multimeter to check for continuity across the switch. If the dryer is cold, you should have continuity. If you don't have continuity, then replace the thermal switch.
Howdy: The main electric motor has a built in circuit breaker. Check to see if it needs reset. If it did blow then something else is the trouble.
The start button (switch) turns on the motor which starts the drum and
turns on the ignitor to start the element for heat. Need more info after you check the motor. It also could be the on/off switch - Good luck - Doug
There is no resettable fuse on this model dryer I hate to say. If the thermal fuse blew out, you wont get heat, but dryer will run. If dryer doesnt run at all, you will have to remove the back (if your model # is right) and replace the thermal FUSE (not cutoff). Three screws on either side of the back, three at the top near where the pigtail goes in. You will see a small white fuse with two wires going into it. Very easy to fix, and part very inexpensive.
check your outlet for power, or reset your breakers, if it doesn't start please re-post an be a lil more specific on what the machine did or didn't do last time you had it running if you noticed something?
I assume that you are referring to an electric dryer and that when you run it, it trips the main house breaker. If that is correct, then you may be running too many appliances simultaneously and that will draw curent , beyond the maximum rated value of your house main breaker. It is also possible that your main breaker may be going bad and tripping below it rated current value. I suggest you do the following: Shut off other appliances or electrical equipment in other rooms and then try running your dryer. If it operates and does not trip the main breaker , then the comments stated above are the problem. You may need to have an electrician replace your main breaker and/or change your service to a higher value. Please get back to me if I am incorrect in understanding your problem. Regards,
Did the Dryer work before? What led to this problem?
Most Electric dryers work on 240 Volts. And have their own seperate circuit breaker, usually marked as "Dryer."
So resetting just the main cuircuit breaker might not be enough.
Did you reset the Dryer C. breaker?