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Offline RegUS_PatOff

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Re: Whirlppol Dryer wont start
« Reply #10 on: October 27, 2008, 10:11:12 AM »
With the Dryer un-plugged, check the continuity of this Thermal Fuse on the Blower Housing...

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Re: Whirlppol Dryer wont start
« Reply #11 on: October 27, 2008, 12:38:14 PM »
Could you please tell me whereabouts that is located?

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Re: Whirlppol Dryer wont start
« Reply #12 on: October 27, 2008, 12:54:46 PM »
look close and you will see the fuse on this picture on the back side of the dryer mounted on the blower wheel/filter housing. Right next to the control thermostat.
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Re: Whirlppol Dryer wont start
« Reply #13 on: October 27, 2008, 12:56:57 PM »
I appreciate the image, I am going to go check it right now, Didnt even think to check for lint as described in the image also.

Thanks again, Very helpful board.

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Re: Whirlppol Dryer wont start
« Reply #14 on: October 27, 2008, 01:11:44 PM »
I checked it and it seemed to look real good, Dont look like anything is wrong with it.

If I was to eliminate the door switch and connect the wires straight together shouldnt that rule out the door switch? I am asking because of the time I slammed the door shut and it started working again.

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Re: Whirlppol Dryer wont start
« Reply #15 on: October 27, 2008, 04:21:48 PM »
you shouldn't have to jump the door switch...just check it for continuity w/ the door shut.  If that checks good, Test the Thermal Fuse.  If its blown the machine will not work at all.  The reason the Thermal Fuse blows is because of poor airflow which causes the machine to overheat and once the machine gets over a certian temp at that fuse it blows so you dont burn down your house.
(I change alot of them) If it is blown change the part, then clean your entire dryer duct.  One other thing to check is to make sure you have 240 volts @ your cord.  You could have a bad breaker, terminal block, cord, or recepticial.
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Re: Whirlppol Dryer wont start
« Reply #16 on: October 27, 2008, 06:28:19 PM »
Here is a pic I took, I believe what I have the red arrow going to is my thermal fuse. Please correct me if I am wrong.



Also what is the best way to test this? Is it like a regular fuse that will look blown, like car fuses?

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Re: Whirlppol Dryer wont start
« Reply #17 on: October 27, 2008, 06:33:11 PM »
check it with your OHM meter... (Dryer unplugged)

Or jumper it to test the Dryer.
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Re: Whirlppol Dryer wont start
« Reply #18 on: October 27, 2008, 06:37:48 PM »
Hate to ask a stupid question, But I dont know it.

I can connect the 2 blue wires together, and if it runs, Thats the problem?

Wanted to ask, because I dont want to set the house on fire...

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Re: Whirlppol Dryer wont start
« Reply #19 on: October 27, 2008, 07:07:32 PM »
Put them 2 blue wires together just to test the appliance. DO NOT LEAVE IT LIKE THAT>you do it to see if that is the problem. Leaving it jumped out leads to fires.
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