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I have a whirlpool dryer and it does not start, i tried continuity on the fuse, the start switch, the lid switch and even the thermostats and all are good. i am also gettng good voltage.. i don't know if its the motor or the control timer... can someone help...plz

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  • adrian alexis Nov 13, 2010

    how do i check the thermal fuse?? is it from one lead of the fuse to the plug terminal or is it directly across the fuse?

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First thing to check is the Thermal fuse, See if its open using a meter
Second, check if you have 120 volts on both sides of the Thermal Fuse
If you do most likely its a bad motor

Posted on Nov 09, 2010

  • Harry Roberts Nov 13, 2010

    Checking thermal fuse, with Ohm meter set meter to ohm's
    Black wire to one prong red to other should read if it don't read its open NO GOOD!!!

  • adrian alexis Nov 17, 2010

    thanks alot i got thru!!!!!

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