Our dryer won't run! The timer sounds like it is still working...ticking sound audible. The dryer won't start, though, when we push the start button. Could it be the switch box that is hooked up to the start button needs replaced?
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Re: Faulty Start Button?
If the dryer doesn't even start to turn when you press the start button, then you have to look at a couple things; The start button itself, the starting relay or the safety circuit. You mentioned that there's a ticking sound... if this sound goes away when you open the dryer door but comes back again when the door is closed, then the safety circuit is working.
It could be the switch itself or the starting relay (if equipped with one). If you're mechanically capable, consider looking at the relay. See if the contacts are being pulled in when the start switch is pressed (DANGER: HIGH VOLTAGE). If it is, the start switch is OK.
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Sounds like the wire going to the motor from the timer is open somewhere or the contacts in the timer is not making a connection. If you have a schematic you could see which wire feeds the motor and see if it has voltage coming out of the timer.
If it has voltage could be a wire or the start switch I see you said start sw works though. Hope this helps if I think of anything else I'll let you know.
Check power to the inlet valve, if absent let the program move forward and if the motor does not work either it is possible that thetimer though ticking is not contacting.
So go back to check for the wash cycle, when start is pushed, inlet valve on, water comes in, water fills , triggers level sensors,washing starts with motor on.
If there is no voltage on any parts ,the timer contactor is faulty
Sounds like door switch. Open door and push on door switch. you should here a clicking noise. If you can open the top of the dryer. put the 2 wires together of the door switch. Make sure it is unplugged when doing this. Make sure you use electrical tape when you put it together. Temp fix. Get a new switch
Ticking sound is the timer running--so it is not the problem unless a contact has failed or a wire has come loose. Broken door switch, thermostat failed in open position, or clogged lint filter/exhaust vent/outlet would keep unit from running. If you can hear the motor running but the drum is not turning then the drum belt is broken.
Make sure it has power. Then:Check the door switch.
A little lever sticking down through top right of door opening. If it is
not there you will need new door switch(sometimes the little lever
breaks off). If it is there and does not click when you press it in you
need a new door switch. if it clicks when you close the door
then you have a bad thermal fuse.The thermal fuse is found by taking
the back of the dryer off. The fuse is an oblong white plastic piece
with 2 wires attached.
Door switch part number 3406109 Thermal fuse part number 3392519