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The dryer was shut off then went to restart and will no longer start checked voltage at outlet and timer bu do not have a way to see if it is the timer or motor or what

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There can be many reasons why your dryer will not start or turn...

The most common causes are the belt breaking or jumping off, or the motor going bad...

Here are a couple of tips that I wrote will help you to figure out why your dryer will not run...

Dryer Repair - The Dryer is not Turning

Dryer Repair - The dryer will not start


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Dryer has no power will not turn on

Is door shut good ? Check door switch push it in and see if you can hear it click. Check power at outlet then where it goes into the dryer. Check start switch and voltage coming out of the timer. Check voltage to motor. If voltage to motor you will need a motor.

Nov 11, 2013 | Whirlpool LER5636P Electric Dryer

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Get dryer to work, no instruction manual for Indesit Washer WDG 1195 W

What to check when your dryer won't start-

The wall outlet 240 volts:
The first thing to check when your Whirlpool dryer is not starting is the wall outlet to make sure that the dryer is getting the proper voltages. On an electric dryer there should be 240 and 120 volts present at the terminal block.

A blown fuse or tripped circuit breaker are one of the major causes why the dryer won't start. To check the voltage on an electric dryer you will need to use a multimeter.

The wall outlet 120 volts:
A gas dryer connects to a 120 volts wall outlet, and it is very easy to check the outlet. Disconnect the dryer and connect a hair blower or any other small appliance on the outlet.

If they work, then the problem must be on the dryer. If the don't work, check for a blown fuse or tripped circuit breaker. If the problem is bigger than that, have a license electrician check the house wiring. A bad wall outlet could be the reason why your Whirlpool dryer is not starting.

The thermal fuse:
The thermal fuse is use on an electric dryer as a safety devise to open the motor circuit if the operating thermostat fails to open at the preset temperature or if the motor draws too much amperage.

A blown thermal fuse could be the reason why your Whirlpool dryer is not starting. It is located behind the back panel on the dryer.

The door switch:
The door switch is another safety device use on the dryer. It is connected on the neutral line of the motor circuit. A door that is not closing properly or a bad door switch could be the reason why your Whirlpool dryer is not starting.

The push to start switch:
The push to start switch is use to start the motor. There are two types of switches. The older type switch is a solenoid operated door switch and the other one is a simple push to start switch.

A bad solenoid operated or regular push to start switch could be the cause why your Whirlpool dryer is not starting.

The timer:
The timer is the distribution center or the brain of the dryer. Inside of the timer is that the electricity gets routed to the different electrical parts in the dryer.

The timer has contact points, and the contact points wear or burn out depending on the amount of use. Contacts burnt inside of the timer, could prevent the dryer motor from starting..

The motor:
Also, the motor could be burnt bad. A motor that smells like rubber burning, makes growling noises, runs for a wile, the won't start until is cool down or a motor that runs fine, but the centrifugal switch is not making the right connections is a bad motor and must be replace. you could see, there are many parts that could be the reason why your Whirlpool dryer is not starting.

Feb 16, 2008 | Washing Machines

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I have a frigidaire Front load dryer model number FASE7073LAO. The dryer stopped working gave a code for the heater element. We took that to the local parts guy and the whole unit tested fine. So, we...

Hello Paul

Can you check this following parts:

Make sure the dryer is plugged in securely
Check for a blown fuse or tripped circuit breaker
Test the power outlet for voltage
Inspect the electrical cord for damage
Eliminate use of an extension cord, if any is being used
Check the outlet voltage
Test the door switch
Test the start switch
Test the safety fuse
Test the thermostats
Test the timer motor
Test the motor

Best Regards
Neciforo Llanto

Sep 30, 2013 | Dryers

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Circut breaker turned off and turned back on machine will no longer turn on.

Be sure you have 220 volts at the outlet. If you do check voltage on the power cord inside the machine. Be sure the timer is set correct and check the start switch.Does the motor run? If the motor runs and the drum don't turn may be the belt broken or slipped off the pulley. If motor don't run check voltage to motor if you have voltage most likely the motor is bad it can be checked with an ohm meter. Last resort could be timer. Hope some of this helps.

Jan 02, 2011 | Kenmore 64992 Electric Dryer

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Dryer wont start

If the problem you are having is that your Maytag gas dryer is not starting, these are the parts you will need to check until you find and correct the problem.

You need to make sure that the wall outlet has 120 volts presents in it, in order for the dryer to be able to start. Connect a good working hair dryer in the wall outlet, if the hair dryer works, then you know that the wall outlet is not the problem.

Most gas dryers have one thermal fuse and some have two thermal fuses wired in series with the motor. If any of the thermal fuses are blown that could be one of the reasons of your dryer not starting.

The timer is the distribution center in the dryer, the timer will send the right voltage to each of the individual parts in the dryer. Most common problem with the timer, is burnt contacts.

The motor is in charge of turning the tumbler, turning the blower to circulate hot air inside of the dryer and making sure that the heating element won't come on when the dryer motor is not running. A bad or weak motor could be the reason for your Maytag gas dryer not starting.

The door switch is a safety device use to prevent the dryer motor from starting or running when the door in the dryer is open. Burnt contacts or a broken actuator on the switch could be the reason that the dryer is not starting.

The push to start switch is single pole single throw switch that is use to start the motor. Once the motor starts running the switch is no longer in the motor circuit. A bad push to start switch could be the cause of your dryer not starting.

Burnt terminals or wires on the cord could be the reason for your dryer not starting.

As you can see, if any one of these parts fails the dryer will not start.
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Dec 21, 2010 | Maytag MDG308DAWW Gas Dryer

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My dryer all of a sudden will not come on. Is there a reset button on these dryers?

Your problem could be a result of several possible issues:

* voltage coming to the dryer (110 V for gas & 220 V for electric); Check circuit breaker, voltage at wall outlet, etc.
* thermal fuse (non-resettable) that has blown and shuts off the dryer typically due to overheating (may be caused by clogged exhaust system)
* timer
* motor
* Start button or door switch

You should contact an appliance service company if you have checked the circuit breaker for proper voltage.

Jan 20, 2010 | Roper REX4634KQ Electric Dryer

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I have a 5 year old Whirlpool Electric Dryer, Model #LER7648KT2. The Dryer won't start. I have checked the door switch, start button switch and visible thermo switches or thermostats with an ohm meter...

There are usually 2 thermal fuses in dryer circuits. One is on the heater housing and will blow in an overtemp condition around 310-350F.
The other is on the blower or exhaust housing and will blow around 200F
Make absolutely sure the 2nd one is continuous and not intermittently functional. This will definitely stop the motor from functioning

Below is a diagram for an older model (LER4634). Your dryer has some additional terminals probably because it has additional drying cycle options.

The diagram may be more readable when copied and pasted into a plain text editor such as Notepad or another editor with non-proportional fonts

Switch Terminals
|TM |TM |BK |BK |BK |
|WB |OR |BU |BU |R |
|-- |-- |V |-- |-- |
|O |X |O |X |X |Auto - High Heat
|O |X |X |X |X |Auto - Low Heat
|<> |<> |~ |X |O |Cool Down / Fluff
|O |X |O |O |O |End of Cycle
|X |O |O |X |X |Timed - High Heat
|X |O |X |X |X |Timed - Low Heat

O = Open (Infinite Resistance)
X = Closed (Continuous)
<> = Either (But not Both)
~ = Doesn't Matter
NA = Not Applicable

Switch Terminals:

TM - Timer Motor (Different Models may use different colors)
WB - Black/White
OR - Orange
BK - Black
BU - Blue
V - Violet/Purple
R - Red

Example: For the Auto - High Heat Dry cycle, the following terminals are continuous:
<TM - OR>
<BK - BU>
<BK - R>
(of course since BK-BU is continuous and BK-R is continuous, then BU-R is also continuous.

This should allow you to test at least some of the cycles your timer switch has

I have a general schematic in PDF for whirlpool for gas and electric, but did not see an option to add an attachment to this message.

Hope this helps or point you in the right direction.

Apr 21, 2009 | Dryers

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I had no problem with my dryer until...We vacuumed out our dryer, including the exhaust hose. The dryer doesn't dry clothes. The automatic dry will run until its manually shut off. The Timer still works...

dear customer,
I recommend you to kindly follow the rouitne below before taking it to your dealer..
hope u find this useful. thank you.

Jul 09, 2008 | Whirlpool Dryers

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Dryer wont come on

check the voltage at the outlet for 220

Feb 16, 2008 | Roper REX4634KQ Electric Dryer

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