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Dryer quit working. Completely dead

Outlet putting out 110 on both sides, 220 together. THere is no response from the dryer at all. It just quit.

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  • Tim Weaver
    Tim Weaver May 30, 2009

    THe white piece I pulled out had two wires going to it, an inch long, and is blackened on the backside of it. Would this be considered the fuse?

  • Tim Weaver
    Tim Weaver May 30, 2009

    The piece that the door depresses to start the dryer was broken off. The door was closed so I ASSumed that wasn't the problem. Dryer works great. Thanks for your guys' comments and suggestions. Thank you very much!

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Hi, If this is a whirlpool model dryer, try this: Normal 0 UNPLUG the dryer! Remove the rear panel of the dryer and locate the fuse. It is white and ¼” wide and 3” long. It is located on the blower housing. Remove the wires and check to see if it has continuity. If it does not, you need to replace it. If this is another brand dryer, please let me know the model # so I can assist yyou further.

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    Victor May 30, 2009

    yes that is the fuse. It should have continuity (closed).

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    Victor May 30, 2009

    You are welcome.

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Hi!

If your dryer doesn't work at all, it could be because of problems with:

Power from the house: Check to see whether there's power getting to the dryer. Is it plugged in? If you plug something else into the outlet, does it work? If not, check for a blown fuse or tripped circuit breaker.

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.

Thermal fuse: On many dryers, there's a thermal fuse (a heat-sensitive fuse that blows if the dryer overheats) mounted to the exhaust duct inside the back cover panel. The fuse is about an inch long. It's usually embedded in black resin and mounted in a white plastic housing.

If the fuse has blown, it has no continuity. When this happens, your dryer either just stops heating, or it doesn't work at all. Be sure to inspect the venting/heating system before replacing the fuse to put the dryer back into operation. (You can't re-set this type of fuse.)

Wiring: Often the main wiring connection from the house, at the dryer, burns and the connection breaks. In this has happened to your dryer, you need to replace the power cord and the terminal block inside the dryer to which the wire is attached.

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Rylee

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