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Electric dryer will not start

Dryer will not start and I set the timer 3 days ago and it is in the same spot

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Check the door switch.

Posted on Jun 20, 2008

Door interlock safety switch. Try pushing it manually with a pencil or ball point pin (or something about that size in diameter. The switch should be located about 1/2 the way down on the door opening of the dryer enclosure. it will be just opposite of a little pin sticking out of the rear of the door, and on the side opposite of the hinges of the door. Push the pencil into the opening gently until you hear a click (with the dryer set to operate). If the dryer runs then you need to adjust the switch, if it does not run but still "clicks" it may be the timer. 

Posted on Jun 20, 2008

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