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Whirlpool dryer does not start and beeps.......

I have a 4 year old Whirlpool Dryer and was doing several loads of laundry....and when I went to do the next load, the light went out in the dryer and the dryer is locked in a mode whereby I cannot start the dryer. It just gives a few beeps and keeps blinking. I tried to restart by clearing everything and unplugging the dryer, but it is caught in this cycle. Any suggestions?

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  • kezbeth Aug 05, 2008

    Almost the same problem. My dryer is 7 years old..

    My dryer just clicks when I press the start button that it will not start.

    I'm thinking that the timer has gone out. I have been reading about it and think maybe it is something called a thermal switch that gets too hot.

    if you find out anything, please let me know.

  • fate300m Aug 15, 2008

    I have the same issue. I can press the start button and all i get is a clicking noise. I was thinking it could be one of three things:

    The button that has to be pushed is broken.

    The switch on the door to actiate the dryer is broken.


    The motor is broken.

    (I do not have the same model but it is a whirlpool and it is over 20 years old)



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Same problem here, however I can assist the start by rotating the drum while pushing start. May be a capacitor problem???

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