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I opened the dryer door to put in a load of clothes and the light inside flashed and went off. power comes on, i can set to the drying time, but when i press start i get 3 short quick beeps...no error

Tripped the circuit breakers. checked the lint filter. turned power off and on several times. no error code appears. lights on display are on, minutes are on, etc. but when i press start, i get 3-4 quick short beeps and then nothing...but the display lights remain on. inside light is not on.

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It sounds like maybe the switch that recognizes your door is closed my be bad or out of adjustment. Look for a 3/8" to 1/2" opening on the face of the surface that the dryer door meets. There may be a small plate that acts as the actuator. It may also be a small rod sticking out that gets pushed in by the door. Either way, try to actuate it with your hand or screwdriver with the door open and press the start button and see if that works. If not you'll possibly have to take the dryer apart to get at the switch. If you're comfortable with using basic tools this can be done and you just need to be patient while doing it. Test the switch if you have an ohmeter to see if it works. An ohm reading is fairly simple to do and meters cost less than $30 at a Home Depot. Don't get intimidated by their dials and number readouts. (O.L. = Open, 0 ohms = closed) If the switch doesnt change states it's bad and you'll need to search the p/n on the switch in Google. Someone on Ebay or other sites will likely sell these switches for $5 or less. Hope this helps.

Posted on Dec 04, 2014

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    kathleen marshall Dec 04, 2014

    Yikes! It's in a small space with the washer...i don't think i can move it out by myself. 'i'm just a girl' :) but i'll see if i can wrangle up some help to scoot it out. thank you!

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