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Drier problems Went to use it and nothing. It's plugged in knopw light ,timer ticking nothing. Is there a fuse or a reset bottom I'm not seeing? HELP!! Rick

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Re: Drier problems

I dont know what brand it is, so will generalize this if I can.  If you have no start condition, it could be a number of things.  First, be sure door is closed, and door switch is good.  Check wires going to switch as well to be sure they havent fallen off.  There are a number of fuses depending on the type and make of the unit.  Whirlpool (Kenmore, Roper, Inglis, etc) use 2 fuses, one on the element and one in the blower housing.  GE uses usually 1 thermofuse, top right corner (again, depending on make and model), and Maytags use one usually mounted around the element area.  If you can get me some more information, I can narrow it down a little.   Jim

Posted on Oct 17, 2007

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