Question about Whirlpool WED5500S Electric Dryer
Whirlpool WED5530SQ0, dryer heats when knob turned but when push start pressed drum does not run. I checked vent and belt looks fine. Any suggestions. Gladly appreciated.
So,. basically your drum doesnt turn. SO your getting heat still even though the drum isnt turning. Is this right? Sounds strange??? Do you hear any humming noise when you push the start button? I need to know a little more about the problem because im kinda confused as how you decribed the problem. Iv never seen a dryer heat but the drum not spinning. especially your model dryer. Its electric heat right? because if the drum doesnt spin, maybe your motor is bad. and if your motor is bad, then your heating element wont heat up because the centrifical switch in the motor is not switching to complete the circuit to the heating element. So this is why im confused when you said" Dryer heats when knob turned but when "push button" pressed, drum doesnt run." Because your belt wraps around the motor pully and the motor is what makes the drum turn. Like i said, i never seen this model dryer heat with out the motor operating. So if you can give me some more info, ill do my best to help you out....Thanks!!!!
Posted on Jul 30, 2009
On my Whirlpool model WED5300SQ0 The solution to my units heating but not running was at the nonresettable thermal fuse. I disconnected the two wires to it and wired them together and pushed the start button and dyer ran. Replaced thermal fuse and unit works fine. The function of this fuse is to protect motor from damage.
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