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Dryer won't start

You can hear the timer ticking, but it will not start up? Can it be the start switch or where would I begin trouble shooting this?

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  • sleeling Feb 11, 2008

    Thanks, I'll give it a shot.

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I would start simple, check your door switch for continuity and then check the start switch. If this is an electric dryer make sure you have a ull 220 volts to the dryer, anything less and only part of the machine (timer) will operate

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