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Dryer will not start

Did what you suggested and still no power? What next

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  • Ralph Jones Mar 04, 2007

    Display shows indicator lights on the control panel at any lights when the door is opened, checking with the ohm meter it shows power is getting to the dryer and to the connections,pressing the buttons on any of them gets no responce. I really appreciate your help.

  • Ralph Jones Mar 05, 2007

    When checking for power and light in dryer I found the bulb to be burned out. put in new bulb and revisited your earlier suggestion saying if the light is on in the dryer and all else checks out then it must be a bad control board,I sure agree,and sorry for being so stupid not to check the light bulb. There was a lot of effort on your part to help me, and I sure appreciate it.
    I have ordered a new control board.

  • Anonymous Nov 29, 2007

    i have same problem repacedboard and nothing i am lost

  • fukmaster Apr 11, 2008

    dryer will not come on, sometimes if you unplug it from the wall for an hour or two it will come on, but here recently..nothing, its pretty bad i mean i spend the money on the more expensive washer and dryer and they boyh are ****, the 1100.00 washer crapped out after 3 years and no support from whirlpool, i will never buy from whirlpool again....

  • tommyg16 Apr 14, 2008

    If the light bulb burns out will it shut down the board?

  • Bodasious Apr 24, 2008

    We have a light on inside. Have replaced electronic control board and still have no LEDs. Our model # has a QO at the end if this means anythiing



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Slats Does display shows anything? Does any indicator light on the control panel lights up? When you open the door did you see the light comes on? If nothing happens, there is a problem with the power source from the outlet or the power cord not connected properly (possible burned out wires) to the dryer. If you see the light inside the dryer, then the problem is a bad control board. Let me know and do not place a new question. Just put a comment and I'll get e-mail notification. back

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  • Anonymous Mar 04, 2007

    I still believe the problem is the power source. How did you measure the power from the outlet? It's supposed to be 120V between each hot leg and neutral, and 240V between two hot legs. Let me know what you find.



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