Dryer has been working good. It has finished a load of clothes and I started a new load and the machine does not start, like no power. I checked the power box fuse and all seemed to be OK. Pushing all the buttons on the dryer made no difference,and was sure the door was closed.
I sure would appreciate any help.
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Re: dryer will not start
Slats, electric dryer, you want to check the thermal fuse first. Remove the lower panel on the dryer, push in on the two clips each side and it will pull off. Remove the vent screen on the inside. Remove the quarter inch screws holding the blower wheel cover on. To the right of the blower wheel on the housing you will see a white fuse top side. Two wires going to it. You can ohm it out or jump it temp. to see if the dryer starts. Also make sure the door switch is operating. Check the attachment. Catriver..post back
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A fairly common problem! The official instructions are
Before using your dryer, wipe the dryer drum with a damp cloth to
remove dust from storing and shipping.
1. Load clothes loosely into the dryer and close the door. Do not
pack the dryer. Allow space for clothes to tumble freely.
2. Turn the Cycle Control knob to the recommended cycle for the type of load being dried. Use the Energy Preferred Automatic Setting (,) to dry most heavyweight and medium weight loads. See "Drying, Cycle, and Temperature Tips."
3. Select a temperature setting on models with a Temp/Fabric selector. The cycle descriptions include temperature setting suggestions.
4. Push the START button.
Stopping and Restarting
You can stop your dryer any time during a cycle.
To stop your dryer
Open the dryer door or turn the Cycle Control knob to OFE
NOTE: The Cycle Control knob should point to an Off area when
the dryer is not in use.
To restart your dryer
1. Close the door.
2. Select a new cycle and temperature (if desired).
3. Press START
You could have a belt that is slipping on the heavy load of clothes when you first start the dryer, if so you may need to replace your belt.
Your problem sounds like drum rollers is in need of lubrication. If you have a front loading machine, Unplug the dryer, remove the front of the dryer. This will expose the drum and belt, remove the drum and belt and this will expose the drum rollers. Check your rollers for flat spots, if they have flat spots on them replace them. If they don't then they probably only need lubrication. Lubricate the shaft of the rollers with a good grade of machine oil such as 3 in One oil. Reassemble the dryer, plug back in. This should solve your noise problem. Good Luck, I hope this helps
Your problem sounds like it could be a broken belt, faulty motor, or maybe the belt has slipped off of the motor or idler arm pulley.
You can try this first:
Uplug the dryer, reach inside and try to turn the drum 1/4 to 1/2 turn, the plug the dryer back in, and push the start button. Sometimes motors will get dead zones in them and this will move it from that zone.
If you attempt the repair, and if you have a front loading machine, you would remove the front of the machine, this will expose the drum and belt, you can now check the belt to see if it is ok. If it is ok, then you can remove the drum and belt and this will expose the motor, idler arm with pulley and drum rollers.
While you have the drum out of there it is a good time to check the condition of the drum rollers to see if they have flat spots on them, if they do have flat spots on them, then need to be replaced. If not then I recommend that you lubricate them at the shaft with a good grade of Machine Oil such as 3 in One oil. This will save problems later.
I hope this helps you
clear the exhaust tube of lint and make sure you have good air flow out of house and also if you happen to keep anything on top of your dryer please i say this to all NEVER keep anything on top ot it. Clothes or stacked items on top insulates your cabinet and makes dryer run improperly. Nowadays with sensors and all, it fools your machine when you have stuff on top of it. Good Luck
I called Whirlpool on 08706008989. The machine can only dry half a load of washing at a time. At the end of the washing cycle, the Programme dial should be at either the sun or half sun symbol. Remove half the washing, set the drying time via the drying time dial and press the 1/2 Load Dryer button - Voila dry clothes!