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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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Re: Whirlppol Dryer wont start
« Reply #20 on: October 27, 2008, 07:15:19 PM »
That did it, I jumped them together and it started right up.

So now I need to go find a place that sells them replacement parts.

I appreciate everyones patients and replies.

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Re: Whirlppol Dryer wont start
« Reply #21 on: October 27, 2008, 08:00:26 PM »
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Re: Whirlppol Dryer wont start
« Reply #22 on: October 27, 2008, 08:13:24 PM »
Get that dang filter housing OUT of the dryer and clean it out. Get the mess out of the blower housing and the dryer as a whole. break it all down and clean it up. Make sure your outside vent is open too. Or you will continue to have problemas amigo!
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Re: Whirlppol Dryer wont start
« Reply #23 on: October 27, 2008, 09:37:22 PM »
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So now I need to go find a place that sells them replacement parts.


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Re: Whirlppol Dryer wont start
« Reply #24 on: October 27, 2008, 09:40:05 PM »
Get that dang filter housing OUT of the dryer and clean it out. Get the mess out of the blower housing and the dryer as a whole. break it all down and clean it up. Make sure your outside vent is open too. Or you will continue to have problemas amigo!

What I think happened is, It wasnt vented right, I think it got moved and the hose was moved out of the wall so it was just going directly behind the dryer. I know to tighten that up super good next time...


And no I cannot wait for the shipping, I am going to go pick one up tomorrow.

Thanks to all again. Very much appreciated.

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Re: Whirlppol Dryer wont start
« Reply #25 on: October 28, 2008, 12:24:11 PM »
Just an update to say I went and got that part and the dryer is back to working.

I appreciate everyones help and time on this.

Thanks

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Re: Whirlppol Dryer wont start
« Reply #26 on: October 28, 2008, 10:35:19 PM »
That's what I'm talking bout O0
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