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Dryer will not come on

In the middle of drying a load of clothes,my dryer turned off and now will not restart. I have flipped the breaker several times and also unplugged the dryer from the wall and reconnected. What else could I try?

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  • needingsleep Aug 31, 2007

    Where are the fuses?

  • bevkel Nov 08, 2007

    In the middle of drying it stop. I try to restart, but it wouldn't. I turned the timier I could hear it click, so I know the timer is working. But when I went to push the timer in to start it. It wouldn't go in..

  • Anonymous Nov 27, 2007


  • Anonymous Dec 27, 2007

    I am having trouble locating one of the fuses and dont know how to get it out

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2014

    Turned off breaker for dryer in panel box, after turning the power back on, some of the lights on the front panel are lit but the dryer will not do anything. I ve tried unplugging it several times, pushing buttons ect... Still nothing.It has power



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Posted on Aug 31, 2007

  • paultheguru Sep 05, 2007

    what is the make and model of your dryer?
    The fuse or fuses are normally readily accessible often theough an inspection plate that you can unscrew
    Is there anything in the wall socket that needs to be reset?

  • paultheguru Sep 05, 2007

    what I did was to connect across the thermal fuse momentarily with the machine on. It started immediately so I confirmed the problem. I then replaced the old fuse with a new one. Only do this yourself if you know what you are doing. Also the thermal fuse is there to prevent your clothes overheating and igniting so depending on the age of your machine it may be indicative of another problem.



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Before using your dryer, wipe the dryer drum with a damp cloth to
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1. Load clothes loosely into the dryer and close the door. Do not
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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."
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Stopping and Restarting
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I would normally expect a electric dryer to rujn on 220 volts which would be provided through a tandem breaker, When one flips off, the other must flip off, they are fastened to gether.

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