Dryer will not start. When I push the start button nothing happens. If I put my ear close to the timer I can hear a faint hum. Door switch and thermal fuse have both been ruled out. What is the next step? "On" switch reads 1.60 on the multimeter when I disconnect everything from it and test it. Is that switch bad? It is a 1988, should I take the hit and buy a new one?
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I am hoping the problem is the belt. One way to tell is to put your ear to the machine and start it, and see if you can hear the mortor whirring. You should. If so, the machine should be needing a new belt. Most belts last about 5 years. If there is no noise of the motor, you may have either a defective door swirtch ( they are cheap plastic) or you may have an electrical issue. Be blessed.
Make sure it has power. Then:Check the door switch.
A little lever sticking down through top right of door opening. If it is
not there you will need new door switch(sometimes the little lever
breaks off). If it is there and does not click when you press it in you
need a new door switch. if it clicks when you close the door
then you have a bad thermal fuse.The thermal fuse is found by taking
the back of the dryer off. The fuse is an oblong white plastic piece
with 2 wires attached.
Door switch part number 3406109 Thermal fuse part number 3392519