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  • Check that the dryer is plugged in properly and has power. Check the socket with an appliance that is working, such as a fan. If there is no electricity coming from the socket, check your house's fuse box and flip it to on if it has been tripped to off.
    Check the dryer door switch to make sure it it working properly. A malfunctioning door switch is a common cause of a dryer drum not rotating. To check the door switch, you will most likely have to remove two screws from under the lint trap and pull it up to remove a portion of the dryer. Remove the wires from the door switch with the dryer unplugged. Using an ohmmeter, check to make sure you have continuity between the two wires. If there isn't, you will need to replace the door switch.
  • Thermal Fuse
  • Check the thermal fuse if the drum of your dryer is not turning. The thermal fuse will automatically shut off the dryer if the heat inside is too high, but when it malfunctions, it causes the dryer to stop working completely. Before checking the thermal fuse, check to ensure that the vent of the dryer is not clogged, which could cause the dryer to overheat and keep the drum from moving.To gain access to the thermal fuse on most dryer models, you will need to remove the back panel of your dryer. Look at your dryer's manual to find the location of the thermal fuse and replace it with a new one.
  • Motor and Belt Check the belt of your dryer if the motor is running but the drum does not move. The belt controls the movement of the drum from the power of the motor. The belt will either be located under the drum of the dryer, or in the back depending on the model. Find the location of the belt and, if it is broken, replace it with a new belt.
  • If the dryer drum is rotating then stops after about 30 seconds the motor is probably faulty and needs to be replaced. Before replacing the motor, check the fan blade of the dryer to make sure it is not blocked. This can cause the motor to cut out.
  • Sometimes the wiring connection from your home can burn and sever the connection with the dryer's power cord. If so, you will need to replace the power cord and the terminal block that attaches it to the dryer to give it power. This is one of the more expensive fixes, so check everything else before narrowing the problem down to the wiring.

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    Have power everywhere but won't turn on


    see this causes and fix it. God bless you
    1. No power to the dryer
    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.

    2. Door switch / Door switch actuator lever
    The dryer would not start with a broken door switch. Replace the door switch if found defective.

    Most dryers have a door switch actuator lever - when you close a dryer door, it presses against the lever, which actuates the door switch. If the lever is broken, the switch would not activate and the dryer would not start. Replace the lever, if broken.

    Note: Door switch actuator lever usually comes with the door switch assembly and it is recommended to get the whole assembly since there is almost no price difference between the door switch assembly and just the lever. Check your model for more details.Thermal Fuse The thermal fuse helps to prevent a dryer fire by shutting off power to the dryer if it overheats. If the dryer won't start check this fuse first. Test the thermal fuse with an ohm meter or continuity checker. This is the most common part to fail when the dryer won't start. Once the thermal fuse has blown, it has to be replaced. It can not be reset.

    Thermal Cut Out Fuse Kit Most dryers have several temperature control devices such as a thermal fuse, thermal cut out, high limit fuse or high limit thermostat. Some manufacturers sell the thermal fuse and thermal cut out in a kit. These kits normally solve no-heat problems rather than when the dryer won't start. However, in some models, this kit will solve both problems. Even though this is not the most common part to fail if the dryer won't start, both can be checked using an ohm meter or continuity checker. If they have continuity they are good. If not, they should be replaced.

    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.
    Timer The timer is normally not at fault when the dryer won't start. In many situations where timers are replaced they end up being returned. First, check all of the more common components in this troubleshooting guide before replacing the timer. If the dryer won't start, the cause is much more likely to be a thermal fuse or switch. The timer can not be tested, it must be replaced if it is defective.



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    Oct 02, 2012 | Dryers

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    I have a Bosch Nexxt Dryer 800 series when you try to turn it on, it just makes a click sound, but won't turn on. Any ideas about what's wrong. Thanks Marge


    see this causes and fix it. God bless you
    Timer The timer is normally not at fault when the dryer won't start. In many situations where timers are replaced they end up being returned. First, check all of the more common components in this troubleshooting guide before replacing the timer. If the dryer won't start, the cause is much more likely to be a thermal fuse or switch. The timer can not be tested, it must be replaced if it is defective.
    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.

    Belt Switch If the dryer won't start, there might be a belt switch that has failed. This is not a common problem and most dryers do not have this switch. If the dryer has a belt switch, the switch shuts off power to the entire dryer if the belt breaks. It is possible that this switch has failed, even if the belt is not broken. It can be checked with an ohm meter or continuity checker. If the dryer works at all, even if all it does is hum, this is not the problem.

    Incoming Power Problem If the dryer won't start, check to certain there is electricity to the dryer. For a gas dryer, unplug the dryer from the wall and plug something else into the outlet to see if it's working. For an electric dryer, check the home circuit breaker or fuses. If they are working, check the outlet where the dryer plugs in with a volt meter. There should be between 208 and 240 volts. If there is power to the dryer, check the more common items in this troubleshooting guide.

    Thermal Cut Out Fuse Kit Most dryers have several temperature control devices such as a thermal fuse, thermal cut out, high limit fuse or high limit thermostat. Some manufacturers sell the thermal fuse and thermal cut out in a kit. These kits normally solve no-heat problems rather than when the dryer won't start. However, in some models, this kit will solve both problems. Even though this is not the most common part to fail if the dryer won't start, both can be checked using an ohm meter or continuity checker. If they have continuity they are good. If not, they should be replaced.

    Drive Belt On most dryers, if the drive belt breaks the motor can still be heard and it will still be blowing air out the exhaust tube, but the drum will not spin. However, in some dryers when the drive belt breaks the tension pulley arm trips a switch which shuts off power to the entire dryer. If the dryer won't start, check to see if the belt is broken. If it is, replace the belt and the dryer should be fine. If the belt is not broken, check the other components that can fail when the dryer won't start.

    Drive Motor The dryer drive motor turns the drum and the blower wheel to exhaust the air. If the dryer won't start the motor might be defective. Before replacing the motor, check the thermal fuse, start switch and door switch because all three are more likely the cause. If the dryer won't start and the dryer motor makes a humming noise there might be something caught in the blower wheel, or the drum might be binding. Try removing the belt from the motor and checking the blower wheel for obstructions. The dryer motor can't be tested easily. If the more common components have been checked and it seems the motor itself is defective, it will need to be replaced. It is not serviceable.

    Door Switch The door switch is located near the dryer door and is activated when the door is closed. If the door switch fails, the dryer won't start at all. Many types of door switch will make an audible click when they are activated. If the door switch makes a clicking sound when activated it is probably not defective. If it doesn't make a click, it can be checked with an ohm meter or continuity checker. The door switch is relatively easy to replace and is usually not very expensive.

    Start Switch The start switch is on the dryer control panel. Depending on the model, either press a button or turn a dial to start the dryer. If the start switch fails the dryer won't start or make any noise. Test the switch with an ohm meter or continuity checker. If the dryer hums when the start switch is activated, or if the motor runs only while activating the start switch, the motor might be defective or something might be binding the drum preventing it from turning freely. If the dryer start switch does not have continuity when it is activated, it will need to be replaced.
    Thermal Fuse The thermal fuse helps to prevent a dryer fire by shutting off power to the dryer if it overheats. If the dryer won't start check this fuse first. Test the thermal fuse with an ohm meter or continuity checker. This is the most common part to fail when the dryer won't start. Once the thermal fuse has blown, it has to be replaced. It can not be reset.

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    Sep 28, 2012 | Bosch Nexxt 800 Dryer

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    After moving dryer to new apartment, worked at first but now won't turn on


    Did you check the power source? You could have popped a breaker (or fuse) if the dryer circuit in the new apartment is inadequate. Might have been good for one shot, then no more.

    Sep 03, 2012 | Maytag Dryers

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    Dryer does not turn on and it does have a power source


    Hello,

    The usual reason the dryer won't start is a blown fuse. A blown fuse is a very common problem on a dryer,so common in fact i have written a tip covering how to check it. http://www1.fixya.com/support/r10530385-dryer_power_but_start


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    My PC power supply crashed, burnt resistors, Powerman IW-P250A3-1 20 pin plug to motherboard, bought new power source, but the old power source had a white cable to the 20 pin plug which was -5vdc 0.3amp....


    Hello,
    For your system to boot up properly, you need an identical power supply for your system. Most likely the reason why your system won't boot up right now is because you purchased a different power supply and it is lacking something(which is the other pin).
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    The dryer won't turn on when plugged in. However, when I open the door, the drum light turns on.


    I have the same dryer and the same problem...I have power to the unit but it wont turn on....the light in the door is on....there is a small cllick to the top left when I try and start it..thats it..!!...did you get a solution yet?..thanks..mike

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