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My whirlpool dryer won't start. The control panel has power, but when I press start - it beeps and does not start. I changed the thermal fuse already, that is not the issue.

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Check your door switch for continuity. If no continuity,replace it.

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My Whrilpool Cabrio electric dryer wont start It has power but when i push the start button it clicks then a low humm can be heard. I replaced the machine control electronics board but the new one does the same thing.

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Make sure there's power getting to the dryer. Check for a tripped circuit breaker or a blown fuse. Check the wall socket for power with a voltmeter or by plugging something else in. Sometimes the power cord disconnects or burns at the dryer, if this is the case, the wiring and the terminal block must be repaired or replaced.

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