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Doesn't come on at all, new start button still nothing. how to bypass clock/timer mech just to start the dryer. fuses all test good.

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Electric dryer no start does nothing

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 ur DOOR SWITCH for continuity with a meter when the button is pushed in the (on/Door closed position,) it may have gone bad.

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Posted on May 04, 2015

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  • Thomas Maxwell Tarrant
    Thomas Maxwell Tarrant May 04, 2015

    hi johnny, thanks but tested all that except the motor since it worked perfectly, not noises, no indications of anything beyond electrical/electronic failure. just didn't start one day in the middle of chores.
    it appears the timer's at fault, of the 3 wires, red, black, blue, the red & black connectors are somewhat charred (a little black) like they burned somehow.
    was wondering however what caused it so when i get around to buying one, i'll see how long it lasts. that's only cuz the landlord is cool and i don't want to leave him a non-running dryer.
    a new dryer's already on the way.
    i did however just want to bypass the timer to assure it's the culprit.

  • Jorge Rendon
    Jorge Rendon May 04, 2015

    Oh ok sorry couldnt help u more as for the time issue more than likely moister got in and shorted the wires

  • Thomas Maxwell Tarrant
    Thomas Maxwell Tarrant May 04, 2015

    thanks though. be cool

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