Today I get a call from the wife, dryer will not start.
I found this post http://appliancejunk.com/forums/index.php?topic=2333.0
on the same model and got the technical manual.
I followed the "function test sequence" on page 8 and everything checks out. Motor runs, heat comes on, lights all work, door switch, sensor bars, thermistor, buttons, EVERYTHING passes.
Also, I follow instructions to retrieve error code, but none are present.
Continuing through the manual I get to the troubleshooting flowcharts. Following the "Electric dryer completely inoperative" chart 1) the start button DOES beep; 2) There is NO error code, so I'm instructed to check the voltage between pin 1&2 on J4. Once I figured out those pins were on the back of the control board I check them with the door closed and get 130VAC, with the door open I get ~5VAC. The flowchart says that this means that the control board is bad (as opposed to the door switch).
Now, I understand that the control board is $$$. BUT...the function test sequence checks out, seriously what's going on. I'm super handy with a soldering iron, could there be something I could try to replace (relay) that might be the real problem?