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Re: I can't get the dryer to start
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).
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Check dryer Terminal block prongs both outside prongs should give combined 220, and 110 each if u check 1 outside & 1 center (ground) prong. Also check house electrical outlet for full voltage.
CHECK THERMAL SHUT OFF THERMOSTAT USUALLY LOCATED ON THE BLOWER. for OHMS or resistance with a meter. Should show a closed circuit. Ohms WHEN THIS FUSE BLOWS IT WILL SHUT DOWN EVERYTHING.
NEXT Test the PUSH start switch with meter for OHMS. Should show OHMS when pushed in or on start, and no ohms or infinity when in off position.
If you hear a humming/clicking sound from motor area you more than likely have a bad motor.
Try this test out to see if u have weak windings or relay/capacitor on motor.
Open the dryer door and turn by hand the drum while machine is on ON position. And you or someone else presses the door engagement switch in. If it starts up then u have bad windings
Another thing to check is the belt safety switch. With a multi meter.
Especially if u just replaced the belt. The belt safety switch is attached to the Tensioner and motor. IT LOOKS LIKE A DOOR SWITCH SOMEWHAT a little black pc of plastic with 2 prongs going into it. Sits at bottom of motor. Under the Tensioner. Attach meter clips to the 2 prongs on switch, Then when the little white push button is pressed in it should show continuity and none when released.
Lastly check ut push start button for continuity with a meter when pushed in the on position, it may have gone bad.
The last alarm code memorized can be displayed even if the appliance is in normal operating mode (e.g. while the drying programme is being performed):
- Press (start/pause) and first option button simultaneously for at least 5 seconds: the display shows the last alarm.The alarm sequence continues to flash as long as the two buttons are held down.
The appliance continues the cycle while the alarm codes are being displayed. If the appliance is in programme selection mode, the options previously selected are stored in memory.
E60 is family fault code but after reading last alarm you will see exactly fault code (E61; E62; E63)
E61 - Insufficient heating (maximum time exceeded)
Heater unit faulty
NTC sensor incorrectly calibrated/out of position
Electronic board faulty
E62 - Power reley to heater unit faulty
Heater unit faulty
Electronic board faulty
E63 - Intervention of auto-reset thermostat on the heater unit
Ok Thermal and high limit thermostats control heaters in dryers . The motor should still start.So you have something else wrong.Check door switch first. House Circuit breakers of course .Remember ,there are two.Try selecting different cycles like timed drying . If it works in timed but not auto you may have an issue with moisture sensor . If there is no voltage at all getting to start switch and door switch is ok ,then suspect timer (or controller)
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Hi, The motor is going bad...
There can be many reasons why your dryer will not start or turn...
The most common causes are the belt breaking or jumping off, or the motor going
Here are a couple of tips that I wrote will help you to figure out why your
dryer will not run...
A centrifugal switch has failed within the dryer. The centrifugal switch maintains electrical flow to the motor after the start button has been released (this is a safety measure) When you press the start button you put power directly to the motor; once started the centrifugal switch then puts power to the motor until the time then shuts it down.
I hope this may have helped you,
If it is whirlpool--Make sure it has power. Then:Check the door switch.
A little lever sticking down through top rightof door opening. If it is
not there you will need new doorswitch(sometimes the little lever
breaks off). If it is there and doesnot click when you press it in you
need a new door switch. if it clicks when you close the door
then you have a bad thermal fuse.The thermal fuse is found by taking
the back of the dryer off. The fuse is an oblong white plastic piece
with 2 wires attached.
Door switch part number 3406109 Thermal fuse part number 3392519
It sounds like you need a start switch located on the motor To replace this you will need to get the 2 screws off where the harness plugs into the motor MAKE SURE THE POWER IS OFF :) Ask you locat parts placeGood luck:)
What you describe is either a failed evenheat board or a failed motor relay.
Please post the complete model number from the machine and I can help you narrow it down. There should be a wiring diagram inside the console with voltage checks also.