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Offline markvdb

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Whirlpool dryer won't start
« on: November 07, 2009, 05:49:39 PM »
Wife went to start the dryer, and nothing. I checked the breaker, its ok. Light comes on when the door is opened, and shuts off when the door switch is pushed in. I replaced the thermal fuse and then checked the old one and still had continuity on it (duh for not checking first). I can see the timer spinning from the back although it makes no clicks. Any Ideas?

Model GEQ9800LW0

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Re: Whirlpool dryer won't start
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2009, 09:21:39 PM »
Must be a bad start switch
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Re: Whirlpool dryer won't start
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2009, 07:05:59 AM »
Yep, you were right JW. I took it apart and the copper wire was burned off. Soldered it back, cleaned up the contacts, and away it went. I don't trust my soldering job however, so am gonna order a new one.

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Re: Whirlpool dryer won't start
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2009, 11:57:02 AM »
Cool get your switch from appliancepartspros if you want a great deal O0

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