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Offline Jeff Morgan

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Whirlpool WED5810SW0 Dryer won't start
« on: December 31, 2013, 03:32:14 PM »
My dryer recently quit working, and I'm having trouble figuring out why.  I've checked the door switch, the timer can be heard cutting off when the door is opened.  I've tried replacing the timer switch as well as the start switch with no luck.  I've also tried bypassing the thermal fuse and still nothing.  What else could I check or replace that may be the culprit?  The start button will click when pressed if the timer dial is set to any cycle, but the dryer does not start.  Once it's pressed and it clicks, it will not do so again until the timer is turned off and back on again.  It seemed to be working fine prior to it quitting.

Offline fairbank56

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Re: Whirlpool WED5810SW0 Dryer won't start
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2013, 06:47:18 PM »
   Does motor hum at all or is it quiet? If all quiet, your not getting power to motor, if it hums, motor switch is probably bad not providing power to the start winding. You are getting power to the timer motor and push-to-start relay. Check continuity of white wire between timer and motor connector as well as blue wire between start relay and motor connector.

Eric
« Last Edit: December 31, 2013, 06:51:30 PM by fairbank56 »

Offline dab147315

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Re: Whirlpool WED5810SW0 Dryer won't start
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2013, 07:34:05 PM »
Check for 220 volts at back of dryer.Red to white 120 volts.Black to white 120 volts.Red to black 220 volts.

Offline fairbank56

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Re: Whirlpool WED5810SW0 Dryer won't start
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2013, 08:06:22 PM »

  Timer motor runs, start relay works, both run from same 120 volt leg (L-1 & Neutral) as does motor. L-2 is only for heater circuit.

Eric

 

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