Question about Dryers
Since you can hear a noise from the timer that eliminates a lot of items.
The most likely suspect that has gone bad is a thermal fuse (see image below with part number).
This is located on the back just to the left of the vent opening. Unplug the dryer and take the vent pipe off. Remove the back cover and you will see this device with 2 blue wires attached. You can use an ohm meter to test the part, it should read 0 ohms or closed. You can also carefully jump across it to see if the dryer will start with it bypassed.
If this part is okay then the next likely suspect is the start switch itself. You can test it the same way, hold the switch down and take an ohm reading or carefully jump it to test.
The last part and least likely is the motor itself. If this is bad you are at the point where I would invest in a new dryer. But the motor can be replaced if you wish.
Posted on Jul 29, 2010
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