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The tests checked out on my dryer from your suggestions yesterday.

I did the tests and i think it might be the main timer switch, but what wires do i check to tell if it is pooched. my wife is the one who originally wrote you and i just wanted to state that when we turn the knob to set the timer and push it in to turn it on, absolutely nothing happens. there is power going to the circuit board so its not the breaker. and thankyou for the already useful tips on how to check the other elements.

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Umm yes woulda thought for sure a thermal fuse and/or elemnt would be the issue there, how about checking the door switch, if hte door switch doesnt make contact the machine would do nothing as well ( ptting your ear to the timer knob usually will hear hte low "ticking" of an energized timer, if you dont have that i would look to the doors witch. and dont be so quick to rule out a breaker issue either, its on a double breaker, quite possible that h1/2 your electric could be knocked out, completely turn off breaker and reset. to properly check for voltage at he unit you should have 240v. that would be( red to white 110v, black to white 110v, and black to red 220-240v) ifyou dont have that you have an electricla issue.

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Make sure there's power getting to the dryer. Check for a tripped circuit breaker or a blown fuse. Check the wall socket for power with a voltmeter or by plugging something else in. Sometimes the power cord disconnects or burns at the dryer, if this is the case, the wiring and the terminal block must be repaired or replaced.

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Main Control Board The main control board is normally not at fault when the dryer won't start. First, check all of the other components in this troubleshooting guide before replacing the main control board. The main control board can not be tested and must be replaced if it is defective. If there are obvious signs of burning or a shorted out component on the board, it should be replaced.
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A few other things that could make the dryer not heat are,

Heat selector switch on the control panel

Timer

Motor


A quick question though...i see where ya tested the ignitor but what i would like to know is does it glow or not

To test the heat selector switch ya need to use a multimeter set to measure ohms of resistiance and test the following to have Zero ohms resistiance when set to high heat setting

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