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Dryer won't start

I have a whirlpool dryer that won't start. I've checked the circuit breaker and all is well, it's plugged in, it closes properly. I've checked the basics but nothing seems to work. I have a Frigidaire Gallery Stackable Electric Dryer. It's been working great. But today, when I tried to turn it on, it just humed.

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Sounds like you have a bad capacitor this is what starts your motor by giving it a burst of energy
with model and serial number i could give more info

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Are they both working fine prior to this incident and connected in the same circuit ?

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The problem with the constant heat was either the centrifugal switch in the motor or a grounded heating element. The grounded heating element is easy to check for using you ohm meter-- just measure the resistance from one of the heating element terminals to the heating element case. Should read open (infinite resistance). If that checks out ok, then you most likely need a new motor-- would need to feast my squinties on the wiring diagram for your dryer to be certain.

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Have you left the unit unplugged for one night and tried to start??

doe sit make any humming noise when trying to start
?

Posted on Aug 25, 2008

  • dewan nafees ahmed Aug 25, 2008

    Plug
    something else into the same outlet. If it works, you know you have
    power to the dryer. If it doesn' t work, you'll need to check for any
    blown fuses or tripped circuit breakers. Electric dryers should have
    the wiring checked at the terminal block to make sure that the
    connection is good, or to verify that the connection is burnt out.

    If the power is there, you will want to check the door switch,
    thermal fuse, thermostats, and start switch to see if one of these is
    faulty. Make sure that the control settings are appropriate, and that
    any buttons are fully depressed. Make sure that the start button has
    been fully pushed down or turned far enough to activate the dryer.

    The door or lid switch performs two main functions. When the
    dryer
    door is open, it keeps the dryer from starting, and turns on the light.
    If the door switch is faulty, your dryer won't work, and you'll need to
    replace the switch. The door switch is located inside of your dryer's
    main housing right by the door frame. You'll probably need to access
    this switch through the top or front of your dryer.

    There may also be a problem with the start switch. Test and
    replace if it is faulty.

    Many dryers use what's called a thermal fuse. This is often
    mounted
    within the exhaust duct in the back panel. This fuse is about an inch
    long, and is usually found within a white plastic housing. Your dryer
    will not operate if this fuse is defective. You can test this fuse, and
    if faulty, replace it.

    Most fuses have a thin wire that conducts electricity. When
    fuses
    blow, it means the wire is broken, they have no continuity and no power
    will flow through it. When this happens to the thermal fuse, your dryer
    either doesn't work at all, or it stops heating. Give your vent and
    heating system a visual check before you replace this fuse.

    You will also want to test each thermostat to determine if any
    one
    is faulty. A bad thermostat may prevent your dryer from working at all.


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also check the circuit breaker panel to make sure all circuit breakers are in the right position.
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