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Dryer stopped working while in use with no unusual noise/smell. Now it will not start at all. I replaced the start control, door switch, checked the belt and power outlet with a voltage tester. What else could be wrong? How can I test the motor and setting control.

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Should I replace the latch?


Inspect the latch very carefully. It may be bent (door side) and wont insert properly (dryer side). You can replace it if need.. Search on YouTube for some videos on removal.

Feb 29, 2016 | Dryers

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Dryer won't start


Obvious stuff: Check main power source. Is the dryer plugged in? Do other electrical things work when plugged in to the outlet? If not, check fuses or circuit breakers. If good, is the timer/cycle control out of the "Off" position? Try several different settings.

Door check: Is the door safety switch closing? If it is or if you don't know if it is, and if you can get to the switch, you can take the wires off the switch and connect them together with a jumper wire ( unplug the machine before you do this!). With the wires clear of any metal, plug the machine back in, then press the start switch (you can leave the door open). If the machine starts, the door switch is defective.

Sound check: Do you hear a motor running when you press the Start button? Listen carefully; electric motors are very quiet. If the motor is running, your drum belt is probably broken or has come off the idler pulley. If you can take the front (sometimes the back) off the machine, this is an easy fix. Just put the belt back on the pulleys and around the tumbler drum, Note: there is a reason the belt came off if it's not broken. Look for loose or damaged pulleys or springs, including on the motor.
Do you hear a hum without the motor running? If so it indicates wearing of the motor bearings, brushes or the stator. Brushes can usually be replaced easily, but other motor problems require professional repair or replacement.

Smell check: Any unusual odors when you try to start the machine? A hot rubber smell means belt trouble. Check the belt as above. An electrical burning smell means motor or other electrical failure. Call a repair man unless you know what you are doing.

Electrical check: If you can read an electrical schematic (usually on a sticker inside the dryer cabinet or in the owner's manual) and you can use a multimeter, check continuity in the timer/cycle control, relays and switches. If you don;t understand electricity, don't mess with it! It can kill you, especially if your dryer power is 220VAC.

Mar 17, 2012 | Dryers

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Thermal fuse blown....likely causes????


The thermal fuse trips out when it builds up too much heat. That is caused by the vent being restricted. Clean out the vent the lent trap and any lint build up in the machine. Hopefully this will fix you problem.

Feb 04, 2012 | Dryers

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Dryer makes noise that sounds like tumbling glass and smells hot


ALWAYS UNPLUG YOUR DRYER BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO DO ANY WORK ON IT.
Sounds like your problem may be a broken belt, or the belt may have slipped off of the motor pulley, or idler arm pulley.
If you have to replace your drum belt and if you have a front loading machine.
Remove the electrical console that holds the timer switch, start switch, etc. from the top of the dryer. Be real careful not to knock any of the wires off of the timer switch. Then remove the top of the dryer.
Remove the front of the machine, this will expose the belt and drum, remove the drum and belt and this will expose the drum rollers, idler arm bracket with pulley, and motor with pulley. Pay attention to the route of the belt, this will come in handy when you go to reinstall the belt and drum.
Sometimes the belt will slip off of the idler arm or motor causing the drum not to turn.
While you have the drum out, I would recommend that you lubricate the drum rollers at the shaft of the roller with a good grade of machine oil like 3 in One oil. This will save you a problem later with the rollers getting noisy, also check your drum rollers for flat spots, if they have flat spots on them this will cause a noise like a thumping type noise. You will need to replace the drum rollers if they have flat spots on them.
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May 19, 2010 | GE DBSR453EBWW Electric Dryer

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Kenmore 90 series dryer, motor wont start, loud


Hi,
  • Check to see whether there's power getting to the dryer. Is it plugged in? If you plug something else into the outlet, does it work? If not, check for a blown fuse or tripped circuit breaker.

  • If the door switch or the door-switch actuator is defective, the dryer won't work and you need to replace the failed component. The switch is inside the dryer main housing near the door frame. Sometimes you need to raise or open the top or front of the dryer to reach the switch.

  • Often the main wiring connection from the house, at the dryer, burns and the connection breaks. In this has happened to your dryer, you need to replace the power cord and the terminal block inside the dryer to which the wire is attached.
Hope this will fix your problem for sure.

May 10, 2010 | Kenmore Dryers

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Dryer won't start, timer makes clicking noise drum sometimes begins to turn but does not come on.


HI, check the following to address this issue.


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 or control board
Replace if defective (note: uncommon problem).


**The most common issue here will be a defective Thermal fuse, but in this case, the door switch may be the culprit. Check all the areas stated above to cover all suspect issues

Sep 30, 2009 | Kenmore 73952 Gas Dryer

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Dryer just stop working


HI, check the following to address this issue.


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

Jul 30, 2009 | Dryers

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Dryer wont start,


HI, check the following to address this issue.


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

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Dryer is getting Power but not coming on.


Check the following---


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.

Jun 01, 2009 | Roper RES7646KQ Electric Dryer

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Dryer stopped working after working w/door open or closed


Sounds as if the door switch/latch had stuck.the smell was probably a small short. try unplugging unit. But I would imagine you need door latch/switch replaced

Feb 06, 2009 | Malber TD700 Electric Dryer

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