Question about Dryers
No. Judging from what you are saying, the switch seems to be making. First, I would check the thermal fuse. It is usually located just inside the back of the dryer, mounted on or near the exhaust duct. It's about an inch long and can be checked for continuity. If it has none, it is bad. Second, you could look at a faulty door switch. It is inside the dryer main housing near the door frame. Sometimes you need to raise or open the top or the front of the dryer to access the switch. You can test it the same way you tested the start switch. Hang in there!! You'll find the problem. Hope this helped and best wishes.
Posted on Jul 26, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Label each of the two (sometimes there are three) wires leading to the start switch so that you will be able to correctly reattach them later. Using caution, remove the wires. They are connected with the use of metal slip-on connectors. Grasp the connectors and pull firmly from the connectors. Do not pull on the wires themselves. You may need to use a pair of needle nose pliers to help you.
Use your ohmmeter to test your switch for continuity. Begin by setting your ohmmeter to measure resistance at a scale of R x 1. If yours is a two-wire switch, touch one tester probe to each of the switch's terminals. You should receive a reading of infinity. While the probes are still touching the switch's terminals, press in on and hold the switch. The reading should change to zero.
if it doesn't test like this, replace the switch
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