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Heating element turns on, dryer will not spin, belt is good

The dryer which workedfine the last time we used it will no longer work now. The heating element is glowing, I verified 240 vac coming to the unit and I performed continuity checks on the switches. I puled toe tp of the dryer to verify that the belt was not off or loose. However,even though everything checks out that it is fine, when you push the start button, nothing will happen.

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  • Dennis Boxerman May 11, 2010

    If you have power going to the motor and it does not run, replace the motor. Verify that there is the right voltage going to the motor. Don't for get to push the start button.

    Hope this helps.



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Check the door switch, thermal fuse(s) and check the start button. You may have burned contacts in a switch. Check the switch in the motor, with the power cable disconnected. Take the screws off, open the switch pry it open with a flat screw driver. Then pull the contacts out with one at a time with the cable connected. File, sand, use a wire brush do what ever you have to to clean the contacts. The press it back in, do the next one. One at a time, put them back press the switch make sure the contacts, make contact with each other. The top contact has to make contact with two contacts ether or when you press the switch. It should be to one side or the other making contact, this will make sense if you decide to open the switch. Put it back together and check the dryer. This is not difficult to do, it might be intimidating but not difficult.

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