The most common cause of an ELECTRIC dryer that will not turn on, is a blown thermal fuse or bad power cord. If the voltage at the wall receptacle is correct (220-240VAC), check the voltage again at the terminal block where it connects to the dryer. Make sure you UNPLUG the dryer and remove the the small access cover where the power cord is installed. Plug the dryer back in and take a voltage reading across the RED and BLACK terminals for the same voltage reading. If good, the problem is INTERNAL to the dryer. If bad, you need to replace your power cord.
NOTE: If the wires are not color coded, the two HOT leads are the LEFT and RIGHT wires. The center wire will be NEUTRAL or GROUND.
If the problem is internal, and if the model number is correct, the thermal fuse can be accessed by following these steps:
1. UNPLUG dryer. Dangerous voltage is still present inside a dryer even with the unit turned off.
2. Turn the dryer around so you can access the rear panel. Remove the dryer exhaust vent hose.
3. Remove the rear panel of the dryer and set aside.
The thermal fuse is a small plastic looking component with two wires attached on the blower fan housing on the lower LEFT-hand side of the dryer. Disconnect the wires before taking any resistance checks. If the fuse is good, it should read something close to zero ohms. If bad, you will read an infinite reading. These fuses DO NOT reset and must be replaced if bad.
Another cause of a dryer that will not turn on, is a broken door switch. An easy method to test the switch is to open the door and press by hand. If the dryer drum light is working, you should be able to toggle the light on and off. If the switch is found to be defective, it can be raplaced by following these steps:
1. Make sure the dryer is UNPLUGGED.
2. Remove the dryer lint screen.
3. Locate the two screws under the lint screen and remove.
4. With the screws removed, the top panel will not lift up, exposing the dryer door switch.
5. Disconnect the door switch connector plug using a small flat blade screwdriver to release the connector tabs.
6. Remove the defective switch by loosening any screws holding it in place and re-install a replacement.
Make sure the connector plug is reconnected and lower the top panel back in place. Test operate by plugging the dryer back and turning the dryer on. If op tested okay, reinstall top panel screws.
Replacement parts can be purchased at any of the following websites:
All these sites are reputable and have competitive pricing, so shop and compare. The first three sites listed also have helpful exploded view parts illustrations that you can use to locate and properly identify any parts you may need. If the model number is correct, the part number you may need are as follows:
Thermal Fuse - part number 3392519, listed as item 23 under the "Bulkhead Parts" listing.
Door Switch - part number 3406105, listed as item 10 under the "Cabinet Parts" listing.
The following link can give you some added advice on how to troubleshoot most common electric dryer problems:
If you have any questions about these repairs, please post back and let me know. I hope this helps you.