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Dryer door switch sparked and now wont start.

Fridgidaire dryer model FLGB8200DS1: The door switch was stuck so I pried it out and replaced the spring. When I put it back and tested, it sparked (I think the wire was touching the frame). Now dryer won't work at all. (Washer still operates). What part was damaged and needs replacement or repair?

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  • Victoria
    Victoria Jan 06, 2014

    Thank you, how do I access the fuses/board? How do I test and replace a fuse? Thanks for any guidance.

  • Anton
    Anton Jan 06, 2014

    Get it checked out by a professional, it sparked for a reason and any unprofessional repair could result in electrocution !!!

  • Victoria
    Victoria Jan 06, 2014

    Oh brother!!! Rewired my whole house...I know how to turn off the main.

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A fuse on the board may have blown....

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Door switch If the door switch or the door-switch actuator is defective, the dryer won't work and you need to replace the failed component. The switch is inside the dryer main housing near the door frame. Sometimes you need to raise or open the top or front of the dryer to reach the switch.Check online for the part repairclinic.com has it for $14.00 not bad

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