My dryer is not turning on at all. I relize i need to check the door switch, on switch and outlet (but they "appear" to be ok) but i was wondering if there wasn't a fuse somewhere on the dryer that i can more easily visually inspect before getting out the multimeter. If so, where would i find it? Thanks
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Re: Dryer not turning on at all
There is no fuse that you can visually check on this dryer. The thermal fuse is a solid white plastic component that does not have a visual filament. If the model number you listed this under is correct, the thermal fuse is located in the rear of the dryer, mounted on the air blower housing. You can access it by removing the back panel of the dryer. It will be located on the left hand side of the dryer (facing from the rear with panel removed) adjacent to the operating thermostat on the blower fan housing. If you have verified the door switch, verified the voltage at the wall receptacle, and verified you don't have a breaker tripped somewhere, then the next logical step would be to perform a resistance check of the thermal fuse. This is not a resettable device and must be replaced if blown. Let me know if you need further assistance. I hope this helps you.
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check the lid or door switch, open and close the door, when you close it have to make a click if not there you have your problem when the switch goes bad is like when you hace the dryer door open. Hope this help
does outlet have power? if yes check DOOR SWITCH look on door for door switch lever then on dryer were it will hit switch. you can try to press it with a screwdriver or something while turning on sryer start. also you can bypass the switch by taping the wires together and see if it then works. switches are cheap.
Is door shut good ? Check door switch push it in and see if you can hear it click. Check power at outlet then where it goes into the dryer. Check start switch and voltage coming out of the timer. Check voltage to motor. If voltage to motor you will need a motor.
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.
Check house fuses or circuit breaker.
Pull 220V cord from wall outlet and inspect the gold prongs.
If you see any burnt areas on the prongs the outlet is bad.
If the unit makes no noise when you press the start button check the dryer door switch and make sure it clicks when depressed.
Sometimes the door switch arm can break off so when the door closes
the door switch cannot be activated.
If you hear a growl noise when you press the start button 2 things...
1. The motor is bad and needs replacing.
2. An object fell down the lint trap and is preventing the motor from turning.
Also if the dryer vent has been plugged causing the dryer to over heat a saftey fuse may have blown and needs replacement.
It doesn't work at allIf your dryer doesn't work at all, it could be because of problems with:Power from the houseDoor switchThermal fuseWiringPower from the houseCheck 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.Door switchIf 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. Thermal fuseOn many dryers, there's a thermal fuse (a heat-sensitive fuse that blows if the dryer overheats) mounted to the exhaust duct inside the back cover panel. The fuse is about an inch long. It's usually embedded in black resin and mounted in a white plastic housing
There are two white wires connected to the fuse. Pull those off and connect together. Your door light will come on if that is your problem. There might have been a problem that caused the fuse to blow. Check for kinked dryer hoses, dirty lint traps or anything that might have caused it to overheat. You must replace the fuse or you risk catching the dryer on fire.