Possible cause of problem: Last time I heard the unit attempt to turn on, it started to but stopped shortly after starting. I opened the door and there was a towel caught slightly in the door, which may have prevented drum from turning. (A guess) I don't know if this means my motor could be bad now or a cap could be out (or even if I have a cap on this unit, or even how to get to the motor/cap)
Tested power on both sides of cord, correctly showing power after determining no fuse is out. (240 across both hots)
Read documentation which said to check thermal sensor next. There were actually two similar looking sensors, both of which are correctly -not- open. Tested door switch, which is good as well.
Out of curiosity, I tested power before and while holding on switch, and the voltage changes. (Not sure what that means exactly)
Door light isn't even lit, but I can't recall ever noticing it working (or not working) before.
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Re: Dryer has power, but no signs of it.
Measure each 'leg' (neutral to hot) of the power at the dryer. Before holding the switch and after. If the 120v 'disappears' or drops at all, the circuit breaker in your house panel may be bad or there is a bad connection at the breaker or plug receptacle.
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Hello sdbruflodt- First, try resetting the unit dryer by unplugging it or flipping the household circuit breaker off. Wait approximately ten minutes. Restart unit and if it proves to be ineffective then typically this is something that a professional would need to diagnose. Since it is such a complex unit, there are multiple possible causes; faulty power cord, house wiring, defective control board, thermal limiter or door switch.
Hello Gordon - Try resetting the unit at the household circuit breaker first and then retry the unit. If this proves to not be successful, then typically this is something that a professional would need to diagnose. Possible causes could be a faulty power cord or house wiring, defective control board, thermal limier or door switch.
If your unit is a whirlpool or a kenmore or a maytag remove the rear panel behind the rear panel you will find a thermal fuse usually two blue wires connect to it. If you have a multimeter perform a continuity test on the fuse to assure that the fuse is good if you dont make sure the power is off unplug both wires then plug the machine in and touch both wires together breifly while someone else attempts to start the dryer. If the dryer starts then you know the fuse is bad do not run your unit this way without replaceing the fuse you will cause damage to the unit if it runs this way for an extended duration. If you have any futher questions or if your dryer is not one of the above mentioned message me back the make and model number of your dryer. Thanks Rick
Yes. It sounds like the belt has broken on your unit. Find your manual if possible to be your aid in the belt replacement. If you cant find it, and you are somewhat handy, you can attempt the replacement with no aids. Its not recommended but I have done it before. Please remember, SAFETY FIRST! DO NOT attempt to make any repairs on this unit unless it is UNPLUGGED! Good luck.
Are you saying that it is "literally" "burning" the clothes or it just smells like that are brunt? Regardless, if it is doind either, it sounds like there is a problem with the thermostate on the unit. If the unit is only three years old, it is highly unlikely that the unit has the wrong heating element installed within it as this is the only other issue that causes such a problem. If you have the manual for your unit, you can easily find where your thermostate and heating element are located and you can check both...if you are somewhat handy. You can also replace both or either as well as opposed to calling a service person. If all else fails, take the unit to a service person or have them come to you. However, if you are going to attempt repairs, make sure that the unit is UNPLUGGED prior to attempting to work on your unit. SAFETY FIRST! Good luck.
One of two issues is going on, or maybe both. The first cause for the grinding noise is going to be the main bearing that is bad, and needs to be replaced. The squeaking is actually coming from the belt. So I would check under the unit and make sure that you do not have any metal shavings under the unit. Then also check the belt
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.
2. Door switch / Door switch actuator lever The dryer will 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.
3. Thermal fuse Most dryers have a thermal fuse, which burns out when the dryer overheats, in which case the dryer will either not run at all or stop heating. The fuse is usually located on the vent duct, inside the dryer. A blown fuse will show no continuity when measured with a meter. Before replacing the fuse, make sure the blower wheel is not broken or clogged, and there is nothing blocking the venting.
Note: It is recommended by most dryer manufacturers to replace a hi-limit thermostat when replacing a thermal fuse.
4. Timer Replace if defective (note: uncommon problem).
**The most common issue here will be a defective Thermal fuse
hate to be the bearer of bad news but it sounds like ur motor is going out. Had this happen to my last dryer. If this is the case it will eventually just stop. Try running it without any laundry in it. if this works, then load it and see if it still works. (poor little motor has to work a bit harder with a full load) good luck.