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There are three wires on the switch.. two blue and one red.. the red and one blue are up and down from each other and the other blue is off to the side.. which wires do I jump to test for a bad switch

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  • grshoppa Dec 12, 2009

    I have an Estate dryer model # TEDS840PQ1.. I thought I was talking to another tech but this is the problem.. The dryer has power, I can hear the timer counting down but when the start button is pushed nothing happens. I do not have a meter handy until monday but need to fix it ASAP.. there are three wires on the start switch.. which two wires can I jump to see if the problem is the start switch or do you think there is something else wrong with it

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    need model / brand and ser # and maybe we can help . ..

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Don't jump any of the wires to test / this will cause a short . you only ask how to jump these wires/ what i need to know is what isn't the dryer doing . ( the problem is ? ) to test motor remove the wires( mark them) and the 4 & 5 wires will run the motor . the 1 and 2 terminasl are the heat terminals . you can only test 1 & 2 when motor is going .. when running it complets the heating . cur. ck your 220. and make sure both lines have 110v to the dryer . mm

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