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I can't get the dryer to start

I selected the auto normal, I had the power on and then I pushed and held start button down and all it does is a little quick beep

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  • Shamrock01 Jun 01, 2009

    Thank you for the answers, but the dryer is brand new. It is getting power it is just when I try to make it run. Meaning...I push power, the machine comes on, I then put it on the auto Normal dry and all the little lights are lit to the right hand side for auto, then I push and hold down the start button and it does a three little beep noise and won't start. I have read the manual trying to figure out why it won't come on and I find nothing that describes what I am talking about. LOL

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Check the following


. No power to the dryer
Make sure there's power getting to the dryer. Check for a tripped circuit breaker or a blown fuse. Check the wall socket for power with a voltmeter or by plugging something else in.

2. Door switch / Door switch actuator lever
The dryer would not start with a broken door switch. Replace the door switch if found defective.

Most dryers have a door switch actuator lever - when you close a dryer door, it presses against the lever, which actuates the door switch. If the lever is broken, the switch would not activate and the dryer would not start. Replace the lever, if broken.

Note: Door switch actuator lever usually comes with the door switch assembly and it is recommended to get the whole assembly since there is almost no price difference between the door switch assembly and just the lever. Check your model for more details.

3. Thermal fuse
Most dryers have a thermal fuse, which burns out when the dryer overheats, in which case the dryer will either not run at all or stop heating. The fuse is usually located on the vent duct, inside the dryer. A blown fuse will show no continuity when measured with a meter. Before replacing the fuse, make sure the blower wheel is not broken or clogged, and there is nothing blocking the venting.

Note: It is recommended by most dryer manufacturers to replace a hi-limit thermostat when replacing a thermal fuse.

4. Timer/control
Replace if defective (note: uncommon problem).

Posted on Jun 01, 2009

  • Michael Masters
    Michael Masters Jun 01, 2009

    Ok, if this dry is less than three months old, i suggest taking it back for a return. this is a control fault that is quite unusual, considering the age of the unit.

    You should be able to exercise the warranty and receive a new replacement dryer for free, due to the defective nature of this dryer.

    Now, if the dryers warranty is not viable. you will need to replace the control board in this case.


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