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Re: Dryer has power and timer is working but wont run.
most common cause is burn out of the thermal cut-out. These are a small screw on device on the exhaust duct, when exhaust air reaches too high a temperature, like a blockage, they fail before a fire. Clean the exhaust ducts all the way to the outside wall, lots of vent hoods block over time. then examin the exhaust duct for devices that look like this or like this with wires connected to the terminals. there may be 2(hi lo), test with a flashlilight bulb or meter conductivity good, no conductivity replace. there are only a few different kinds the local parts guy will have them all. take the dud one for him to match.
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It may be something very simple like a broken door latch, a bad door
switch or even a broken door switch actuator, in a Kenmore dryer there
is a tab that sticks out of a hole in the wall that allows the dryer
to run only if the door is shut, other models may have button that
protrudes out of the dryer and when the door is shut, this allows the
dryer to run. These switches go out from time to time, also if a dryer
is full of lint build-up over time this will cause the dryer high limit or fuse
to blow. The fuse is located near where the blower is in most cases.
When the air in the dryer gets way too hot the fuse/hi-limit will blow
and the house wont burn down.
first off check to see if you don;t have a breaker tripped in your breaker box ! also make sure there is 220v going to the recept.
then with unit unplugged remove the back cover to see if there is a wire burnt on the motor start switch which is common will be a red or a orange wire. if all that checks out then sounds like a timer issue
check house fuse/circuit breaker door switch if an electric dryer the thermal fuse as they are often wired into the motor run circuit check for power to the motor in start and run circuit, if present motors spent. if not present trace back to timer and verify timer is sending power, if not timers spent. more likely circuit breaker, door switch or thermal fuse if electric dryer.. hope this helps, best of luck, ttfn
I would check the door switch. If it's bad, the dryer will not run. You can check it by taking the two wires going to it and tying them together. Be sure to tape them together so they will not touch metal and short. If the dryer runs, replace switch. If not you most likely have a bad thermal fuse and or thermal cut off.
If a dryer is not working at all that's not good! But it doesn't mean you need to go appliance shopping just yet. It may be something very simple like a bad door switch or even a broken door switch actuator, in a kenmore dryer there is a tab thats sticks out of a hole in the wall that allows the dryer to run only if the door is shut, other models may have button that protrudes out of the dryer and when the door is shut, this allows the dryer to run. These switches go out from time to time, also if a dryer is full of lint build-up over time this will cause the dryer high limit or fuse to blow. The fuse is located near where the blower is in most cases. When the air in the dryer gets way too hot the fuse/hi-limit will blow and the house wont burn down
try flipping you breaker off and on 2 or 3 times (hard and fast) if this don't work check element, timer , thermostats and safety switch on motor 2 heavy red wires (check wiring diagram for pin numbers of safety switch)....if this switch goes bad the motor will still run but it wont let power go to element
First I would check the door switch I could have broken off or quit working if that is ok then there is a white thermal fuse on the blower housing behind the back panel check with a ohms meter to see if it is good it has two wires going to it