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Dryer will not start!

Have changed all the fuses in the house and have checked the connection and things are fine there and have had thermal limiter replaced but it still will not start! Dryer wasn't even a year old yet when I started trying to fix it, know of anything that I might have missed!

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  • kcweller Jan 09, 2008


    it's not a door switch this is what the manual says and what I have done all ready!but it still does not work!



    OCCURRENCE

    Dryer does not start.



    POSSIBLE CAUSE

    Electrical power cord is not securely plugged

    in or plug may be loose.

    House fuse blown or circuit breaker tripped.

    Thermal limiter tripped.



    SOLUTION

    Make sure the plug fits tightly in wall outlet.

    Reset circuit breaker or replace fuse.

    Make sure electrical line is not overloaded and the dryer is on

    a separate circuit.

    Call authorized service person for replacement





    my husband changed out the thermal limiter! I checked the rest of this and it still does not start!



    this is the part and number on that and it's in the cabinet area near the terminal block! and Terminal block heater, housing

    36 # 134120900 Thermal Limiter

  • Bill Aug 30, 2008

    I have the same problem and replaced the thermo limiter. The dryer worked for a few loads and then stopped again. Waiting for a replacement thermo limiter, I bypassed it (taped the wires from the thermo limiter together) and the dryer works again. I believe the new part suffered from infant mortality. Having bypassed the thermo limiter, I am careful and monitor the dryer temperature.



    I was told the thermo limiter may trip if the vent line is plugged, so I need to be careful and monitor the temperatures while the part is bypassed.

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  • Bill Dozier Jan 10, 2008

    looks like you have covered everything only thing left is the timer and the start switch on the motor and on the console look at your wiring diagram that is in the console and check voltage on these items also look for hidden fuses there should not be any but look any ways let me know what you find or need any more help good luck

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