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Why won't the dryer start?

The control panel lights up when I push start. Makes a clicking sound for 3-5 seconds. The filter & duct has been checked. The breakers all have been reset.

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Bad door switch possibly .

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there are thermostats that will pop if the dryer runs to hot,a dryer needs to be pulled apart at least once a year to be cleaned out,all it does is move air,if the vent line is blocked or lint builds up in the duct that the lint filter slides into the thermal fuse or high limit thermostat will pop as a safety,if you don't clean the dryer and vent line the new part will pop again.also the door switch could be broke or the belt could have snapped,some dryers have a safety switch,if the belt snaps the switch will open and the dryer won't start.so first thing you'll need a meter,unplug the dryer,remove the bottom panel,pull out the lint filter,remove the metal duct that the filter slides into,on the top of the blower wheel housing you'll see a white part,this is the thermal fuse,you have to remove at least one of the wires,check it with the meter,if you send the full model number i can look up your dryer,most likely the fuse will be a 3392519 thermal fuse,like i said if the fuse is bad you have to clean out the dryer and vent line or the fuse will pop again.and check the door switch,open the door,push the switch in and out if it makes a clicking sound most likely it's good.let me know what you find and send model number.

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When your dryer won't start, it could be a number of problems from a broken door latch or start switch to an exhaust duct blocked by lint. It could even be a tripped circuit breaker or blown fuse.

The first step in troubleshooting any electrical appliance is to ensure that it is plugged in and receiving power. While dryer plugs do not come loose easily, it can happen.

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My mattag dryer (mds5500aww) the time started to slowly get longer and longer know every time i start a load it reads 99 min.? the clothes are dry but why the increase in time


Most likely your exhaust duct is filling up with lint. Also check where the duct goes outside the house and see if there is lint built up there. The lint doesn't all get collected in the lint filter, and some of it gets caught in the duct. This makes it harder for the dryer to push the air outside, and so less air goes through the dryer. Less air going through makes it take longer to dry the clothes.
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what is the model number?there are a couple of things you can check with the little info you sent,check the door switch,push the paddle in and out ,if it doesn't click it's bad,check to see if the belt broke,on some dryers there is a switch down near the pulley,if the belt brakes the dryer won't run,one more thing if your dryer hasn't had a clean out in a long time or if your clothes have been taking a long time to dry check the thermal fuse located on top of the blower wheel housing,if the lint filter is on top the fuse is in the back,take off the vent line,remove the back panel and check the fuse located to the right and down near the bottom of the duct that the lint filter slides into,if the filter is inside then the fuse is in the front the fuse is on top and to the right of the blower wheel housing,also you should clean out the duct that the filter slides into,blow out the vent line,check outside and make sure the flapper is not blocked with anything and vac out the inside of the dryer where the motor is,you need to do this once a year anyway,if you still need help send the model number and let me know what you find,unplug the dryer to clean it and when working on it and remove one of the wires when using your meter

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yes there is a thermal fuse mounted on the blower housing duct. it is about 1 inch in length and white with 2 wires on it. if the dryer overheats for any reason this will fail.
make sure the lint filter is cleaned every load and the exhaust vent is clean and not pinched off behind the unit. venting is the most common problem to cause these to fail.
you can get to this by removing the lower access panel and then the blower duct. that will give you easy sight of the thermal and makes it easy to replace.
by the way unplug the unit first!!

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