Question about Whirlpool WED5850SW Dryer
You may have the thermal fuse blown. It is not re-settable and they usually blow because you have a venting issue. A crimped or blocked vent line. It is the long white piece next to the blower housing in the back of the dryer. Always unplug the dryer before servicing it.
Posted on May 10, 2014
The start windings are out in the motor or the momentary start switch on the motor is bad.
Posted on May 10, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: My Dryer Heats but won't tumble
do you hear a humming noise? and is air coming out the rear if so the belt has broke if not the motor has gone bad let me know what you find
Posted on Jan 08, 2008
SOURCE: Dryer motor/heat does not start
This may sound dumb, but it happened to me once. I turned off the breakers, then turned them back on and it worked. Sounds like you have done all the other stuff. The last thing that the other fellow put on the site, makes sense as well. Check the breaker first and the connections.
Posted on Jan 17, 2009
Three things you can check the door switch is it clicking? The thermal fuse you want to make sure there is continuity or worse case would be your motor.
Posted on Apr 02, 2009
Since you stated that the heating element is heating up I believe it rules out the thermal switches.
When you push the start button does it make the motor make any noise? Maybe hear the motor humming? Two things to check for are Broken Belt or Bad Motor:
This requires common sense and since you are going to be bypassing the safety features you need be CAREFUL.
First, with door open, manually press in door switch to by-pass door safety, then press "start", try to manually start the dryer by spinning the drum by hand, If you hear the motor humming but it does not start spinning on it's own; most likely it is a broken belt which can be changed without much difficulty for less than $15 bucks. NOW if it then continues to spin on it's own GET YOUR HAND OUT OF THERE and close the door; you have a bad motor and even though it started it needs to be replaced. A motor for that is available for just under $100 bucks and is not to bad to replace, I would recommend replacing the belt at the same time since you will be in there. Good Luck!
Posted on Apr 29, 2009
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