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I have a roper/whirlpool dryer model RED4440VQ1. I have a no start issue. No sounds, no motor functions. I have by passed the power swith and door swithch. It has power on the main terminal, to the on/off switch, timer switch, continuity on the door switch, thermal fuse, thermistors, heating element. Even have replaced the drive motor. I have continuity between all wire runs. Could the timer cause a no start issue? I have exhausted my resources. Please help. How would you test the timer swich? Thanks for any input.

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Recheck for 220 at plug. May have tripped breaker.
Remove rear panel. Check for continuity at white thermal fuse located near bottom center on the blower housing. It should close to 0 resistance. Also check hi-limits on side of heater housing. Also should be close to 0 resistance. If any are open, replace and clear venting. Also remove 4 screws on bottom of filter housing and pull bottom of housing out. Reach in and remove lint.

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check the humidity sensor this will prevent the motor from starting

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Replace the dryer wires.
Put your meter leads into the 4&5 slots.
Make sure the door switch is closed or jumpered.
Push the start button.
If you read no voltage the issue is with the wiring, the timer, or a relay.

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Remove 1 wire from the element . Your 220 V comes from ...110 motor , 110 control board . Check which wire is not getting 110 V , trace it and see which it comes from . That will tell you which one is defective .

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i had the same problem with my dryer and i installed the wrong thermal fuse for gas dryer which calls for a pink thermal fuse in which i installed and it works fine also check the lint in the front of your dryer. also my dryer which is the same make as yours seems will run on the fluff cycle until i replaced the right thermal fuse. my dryer run exceptionally hot and eventally shut down and it only run on the fluff cycle for any length of time.

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