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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

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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

Posted on Oct 07, 2009

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If it trips the circuit breaker again, there is a short circuit or a ground, and you should unplug the machine and diagnose the problem. 240 volts AC, when shorted or grounded can start fires or kill people.
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Make sure that you have checked the circuit breaker, to find out wither or not the breaker was tripped or not, before you take it apart. but there is a good chance that you are right on the money......

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OK everyone, my ears are red. Over the weekend, I gave this another shot, since my warranty repair appointment isn't until next week.

I opened the dryer door (the drum light is off, indicating no power at all) and went to the circuit breaker box, and flipped the washer/dryer breaker back to off and then re-set the breaker again.

When I got to the laundry room - the drum light was on!

So I powered up the unit, and ran the machine. It ran for about one minute, and then went off. So I went back and re-set the breaker again.

Visually, the breakers did NOT LOOK tripped - but flipping the thing off and then on to re-set the breaker worked.

This time, the dryer is working fine. The bad part is: I need to replace the breaker for the second time. So this is NOT a defective dryer, it is a bad electrical supply. I will call the electrician back to make him fix this right. . . . .

Thanks again for all who responded. This is a new unit, purchased on 7/7/2009.

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hi. I can help you.

Electric dryers use 220 volts or two power lines of 110 volts each. Some components in the dryer need only 110 volts; the heating element requires 220 volts. So it's possible for one part of the dryer to be fine and another part to have a short circuit. Short circuits can be caused by the heating element, the main power cord, or any other part of the internal wiring. To decide where the problem lies, unplug the dryer, then:


  • If the circuit breakers or fuses remain on and/or intact when the dryer is unplugged, it's likely the problem is with the dryer. Contact a qualified appliance repair technician.

  • If the circuit breaker trips or the fuse blows when the dryer is unplugged, it's likely the problem is with the house wiring, fuse box, or circuit box. Contact a qualified electrician.

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Could it be the heating element/coils?


From the info you've given, I'd suggest confirming whether the electrical circuit breaker arrangement for the dryer is single-pole (one wire and handle, 120V) or two-pole (2 wires and handles, 240V).  The heating element requires 240V.  Also, you mentioned a "fuse box". Hopefully you meant circuit breaker panel.  The wiring in any house old enough to have fuses instead of breakers would be a major concern unless you're into indoor barbeques in the middle of the night.

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