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Offline RegUS_PatOff

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Re: Whirlpool Dryer (No Motor Start, but power thru all switches and limits
« Reply #10 on: December 22, 2010, 10:48:37 AM »
Does the Timer Motor run?
Try a Dryer Cycle with the "Guard Switch" in both positions.
If it still doesn't work, then:

While set for a Drying Cycle,
while pushing the Start Switch, measure the voltages at its (3) Terminals.
(2) of the (3) should have 120v AC to chassis (a good ground)

If OK, then, while someone pushes the Start Switch,
measure for 120v AC from each side of the white Thermal Fuse to chassis.
« Last Edit: December 22, 2010, 10:52:37 AM by RegUS_PatOff »
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Re: Whirlpool Dryer (No Motor Start, but power thru all switches and limits
« Reply #11 on: December 23, 2010, 03:03:16 AM »
Did the checks, took the timer out, it rattled like it was full of BB's...replaced timer ($143.00) got a new belt and rollers, cleaned and oiled lightly what needed it, buttoned it back up. Pushed the start button and everything worked...until I let go of the start button. Everything stops. I will troubleshoot again when we get back from Family Christmas visit. I hate it when the plan doesn't come together. Merry Christmas etc to you and all.
Thanks ;)

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Re: Whirlpool Dryer (No Motor Start, but power thru all switches and limits
« Reply #12 on: December 26, 2010, 08:35:08 AM »
...until I let go of the start button.
bad Start Switch (or connections)
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Offline boldriter

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Back from Arizona for the holidays, rechecked the start switch, one terminal looks like is was slightly burnt on the connector, realigned the female part in the connector, cleaned the black off found what looks like spider webs inside. Re-connected, terminal is now seated properly, works like it's supposed to. Thanks for all the help!  O0

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Glad to hear you got it repaired!

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