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Won't work at all,

My husband just used my dryer 6 hours ago, no problem. this morning i loaded in my kids' clothes. When I turned around to close it, my fast moving 1 year (25lb) son was standing on the door bouncing. I immediately took him off....door seemed fine. But then dryer would not turn on. I did what the manual said...lint trap was clean, plugged up, flip breakers, duct clear, switch on the door intact. Could my son's weigh and movement actually affected the dryer???????????
Please help.

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  • Anonymous Nov 23, 2007

    same problem

  • asking Dec 27, 2007

    My dryer will not do anything and it only a two years old. The light on the inside will not even come on. I have check the breaker and the plug, but nothing. The small switch inside the door appears to be really loose. Please help.



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Hi Lanil,

The only things that will not allow the dryer to start are the following:

  1. I know you said you checked the breakers, but they could be the cause.
  2. The Child bouncing on the doorcould have broken the stub stub that pushes the door switch in.
  3. You may need to firmly press the Start switch.
  4. The dryer need to be plugged in, I know you checked it.
These are the four main things. Since the child bounced on the door, the trouble is most likely with the door switch. Try to use a stick or something to simulate the door closing and activate the switch and push the start button. If this starts the Dryer, and closing the door firmly does not, then the switches position or doors prod that pokes the switch, is not lined up or failiing to fully activate the door switch.

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