Dryer acts as if there is no power at all - no LEDs light up on the control panel so I cannot run any diagnostics. Actions Taken:
Here is what I have done so far:
- I tested the thermal fuse on the lint duct for connectivity, and it was good
- Tested power coming in, and I have a solid 240 volts off the power cord
- Pulled off the control panel and re-seated the ribbon cables on both ends and made sure they were tight - they were/are good.
- As an old hand with electronics I gave the circuit boards 'the smell test' - nothing smells fried, visually no shorted capacitors.
Still completely dead.
I am not sure what else would cause the 'completely dead' symptoms - reading other posts here it seems like all the other failures (thermister, thermal cut off, etc. ) would just throw an error code, right? So the popular next step is to start replacing really expensive parts until it lights up again: control panel ($170) or interface panel ($230). It's one thing to pop $20 - $30 for a fuse or a coupler to see if that is it, but I am not prepared to gamble like that with upwards of $400 in parts on an older appliance.