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Will not turn on!

Our dryer is about 2.5 years old and suddenly, it will not turn on. We checked the circuit breaker, the locks in the doors..not sure what to try next.

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    Did you check the outlet?

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Some dryers have an auto off switch when the belt breaks. Check your belt and pulley in the bottom of the dryer

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Whirlpool frontload dryer trips circuit when started all of the sudden. Gas dryer, replaced circuit, must be dryer


The dryer should be on a dedicated circuit. Is anything else on the same circuit? Try plugging the dryer into a different circuit and see if it still trips the breaker. The breaker trips because there is either a short or too much power is being drawn for the size of the circuit. Check how many amps the dryer uses, and make sure the circuit is rated for that load. If the dryer needs a 20 amp circuit, and the circuit it is plugged into is only a 15 amp circuit, that will trip the breaker.
If all that is good, there is a problem with the dryer, either a short or the motor is drawing too much power, which usually means it is at the end of it's useful life and need to be replaced. If you are handy, there are sites you can go to which will show how to remove the motor. There are appliance parts stores which will test your motor, and sell you a new one if you need one. I have a 30 year old dryer that still runs, with it's 4th motor and 5th belt, if you are handy. The cost of a repairman to come out is probably not worth it after the dryer is about 10 years old, better to replace the dryer at that point. The new ones are much more energy efficient and do a better job than the older equipment, so they are worth the investment.

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Started then stop and wont come back on. circuit breakers checked, all wiring checked, door closed. light on inside on, could the start stop switch be defective?? dryer is about 10 years old. DRYER...


yes could be start /stop microswitch...firstly make sure fuse ok in plug also feed ok lastly ensure post to operate door switch has not broken off........hope this lot helps.....

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The dryer just stopped working> It's about 4 years old. Working one minute and not the next. no clicking sound when you turn the timer dial. Could it be bad dial?


Not usually a dial problem. First make sure your breaker is not tripped. If the dryer was working fine and suddenly nothing works its usually a power problem. The other problem to check is the door switch. If its not the breaker/fuse panel let me know.

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I have a Bosch V20-Ul dryer that is 2 years old. Suddenly stopped creating heat. The dryer drum turns but no matter which cyle I select, it spins for about 1 min, then stops, beeps and the wrinkle block...


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If you are having problems with your gas dryer not heating the most common problem is that the ignitor goes bad. Even though it glows sometimes it is still not working properly.

if you dryer is gas check out this gas no heat tip....

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10 - 12 year old electric dryer. Doesn't turn on. Wires appear to be in good shape (yes it is plugged in and we checked circuit breaker) - unsure where to find product number


the model number is on the door or inside the door jam
more than likely its a bad door switch
you can try jumping it out

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Dryer won't turn on


Using a resistance meter, check the resistance of the motor that turns the dryer. If it short circuit (0 ohms) or open circuit (50ohms or greater) then you'll need a new motor.

There may also be a open circuit to the motor than inhibits it from functioning correctly.

An appliance serviceperson should be able to troubleshoot the motor and any other circuit faults. Perhaps a new (or slightly used) dryer is the cheapest solution.

May 10, 2009 | Dryers

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Dryer won't start


hi,
1) Be sure your clothes dryer is plugged in and turned on. If necessary, check the receptacle it's plugged into for power, using a working lamp, appliance, or voltage tester. Be aware that most electric dryers don't plug into standard 120-

volt receptacles; they operate on 240 volts. 

Make sure the door is closed completely, the timer is advanced to the proper position, and the correct cycle is selected.

2) If the receptacle is dead, check the circuit breaker or fuse that serves that circuit.

3) Unplug the dryer and check the power cord and the terminal block. If necessary, replace the cord.

4) Open the door, and check the door switch. Press and release it; it should click each time. If it doesn't, it's probably broken.

If you're experienced at home repair, you can remove the switch, test it, and replace it if needed; otherwise, call an appliance repair service.

5) If the dryer still doesn't work, a thermal fuse or other electrical or electronic part may be faulty. The thermal fuse, found in the back cover panel, can stop working if the dryer overheats. Call an appliance service person if you suspect an electrical part may be malfunctioning.

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Whirl pool dryer LEC9000PW0 will not turn on


Has a household fuse blown or has a circuit breaker tripped?
There may be 2 household fuses or circuit breakers for the dryer. Make sure both fuses are intact and tight, or that both circuit breakers have not tripped. Replace the fuse(s) or reset the circuit breaker(s). If the problem continues, call an electrician.
Is the correct power supply available? (Electric dryers only)
Electric dryers require 240-volt power supply. Check with a qualified electrician.
Is the dryer door firmly closed?
Your dryer door may not be fully closed. It may look shut, but may not be latched. Push on the door to engage the latch or latches. Some models have an upper and lower latch. Both latches must be secure for the dryer to run.
Was the Start, Push to Start or Hold to Start button firmly pressed?
Large loads may require the Start, Push to Start, or Hold to Start button to be pressed and held for two to five seconds.
Is the Cycle Control knob set on a Sensor Dry or Timed Dry cycle? (on some models)
The Cycle Control knob must be set in a Automatic Dry or AccudryTM or Timed Dry cycle. The dryer will not start if set on the Wrinkle ShieldTM option.
Is Controls Locked status light on? (on some models)
Press and hold the Cycle Signal button for three seconds. This will turn off the Controls Locked feature.
Did you recently install a power supply cord on the dryer? (Electric dryers only)
The power supply cord may be incorrectly installed. If the power cord is incorrectly installed, the dryer may not start or heat. Review the Installation Instructions to check that the power supply cord is properly installed.

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MY MAYTAG DRYER DOES NOT WORK WHEN I TRY TO START IT. THE LIGHT TURNS ON WHEN I OPEN THE DOOR HOWEVER. THE DRYER IS 4 YEARS OLD.


try this first: 
  • turn off the dryer circuit breaker in the house then turn it back on. sometimes the dual breaker will trip on only one side leaving you with a non functioning machine that seems to have power.
  • also check the door switch and make sure it is clicking when you slowly close the door.
if you already checked this and think it is a different problem then let me know, i will help you figure it out. 
Mike  

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