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MY DRYER DOESN’T WORK AT ALL

NO POWER TO THE DRYER

Make sure it’s plugged in! Check the power in the outlet by plugging something else in, or by testing with a voltmeter.
Door switch / Door switch actuator lever

The door switch is a common problem area. Make sure the door is closing securely. Replacing a defective door switch is an easy repair. Your dryer probably has a door switch actuator lever, The door of the dryer presses against the lever when it’s closed, which actuates the door switch. If the lever is broken, The switch won’t activate if the lever is broken. Aftermarket replacement levers are readily available for most models. In most cases, the door switch and the switch activator lever usually come as an assembly and you should probably replace both.

Thermal fuse

Your dryer has a thermal fuse that burns out if the dryer overheats. When that happens the dryer will either stop working or stop heating. Most fuses are located inside the dryer on the vent duct. Make sure that the blower wheel isn’t broken or clogged and make sure that the vent isn’t blocked before you replace the fuse. Generally dryer manufacturers recommend that you replace the hi-limit thermostat when you replace the thermal fuse.

DRYER DOESN’T HEAT

HEATING ELEMENT

Your dryer’s heating element can burn out. If the heating element is shorted out, replace it.

HIGH LIMIT THERMOSTAT

The high limit thermostat can occasionally fail over time. If it’s shorted out, replace it.

CYCLING THERMOSTAT

The cycling thermostat controls the temperature in the dryer. If it’s shorted out, replace it.

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