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Push the start button and the dryer won't start. Panel show the cycle and after a few minutes it is at 1 minute and turns off


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Hello Brad;

My name is Peter. I am a retired field service appliance technician.

There are several reasons your unit will not start.

1.) Air flow problem.
Poor air flow will keep your unit from starting. If you have had to run your clothes through the dryer twice to get them to dry, then your unit is plugged up with lint. With this model you have to pretty much disassemble the unit to clean. Two screws on the back of the top cover hold the cover on. Remove these screws and pull the top cover back about 1/2" and lift.

2.) Thermostat.
This component is mounted on the side of your heater box assembly. You need to remove this and with a multi-meter set to the lowest Ohms, if the Ohms reading is anything other than '0', them the thermostat is bad.
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PART NUMBER: DC96-00887A - Cost: $11.00
PART NUMBER: DC47-00015A - Cost: $9.00

I do not know witch thermostat you have in your unit.

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PART NUMBER: DC47-00018A - Cost: $21.00

4.) Micro Switch - Located on motor drive pulley.
You need to Ohm tpush the start button and the dryer won't start. P - 25310837-hvg3snwqvesmyyt5sfu3t0jd-5-15.jpg button in.

PART NUMBER: 3405-001077 - Cost: $7.00

5.) Thermister.
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Also, you can Ohm this out. Should read '0'.
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 6.) Door Switch.<br>
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PART NUMBER: DC64-00828A - Cost: $17.00

I am glad it is not your control panel, which is no longer available.

Posted on Dec 07, 2014


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What is the model number for the samsung dryer? Usually when this happens there are small thermistors that act as safety devices in the dryer that will prevent the unit from running. For example there is a hi and low limit thermistor that if either will faulty the unit would not run at all the lights would come on but the unit would not run to prevent the unit from getting to hot. Message me back your model number and I will find your schematic showing the thermistors in your unit. You would have to check these thermistors with a multimeter and perform continutity tests on them to assure that they are functioning properly. I await your reply Thanks Rick

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can you hear motor running,if not maybee a sensor,something with door switch?

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