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I have a front load dryer. When the door is open, the power light is on and flashing (like normal).

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Old 02-22-2011, 01:29 PM
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Model Number: WED7500VW   Brand: Whirlpool   Age: 1 - 5 years   

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I have a front load dryer. When the door is open, the power light is on and flashing (like normal). As soon as the door closes, the power light goes off and no function works.

Not sure if this is related, but before this problem started the drum would keep turning for 30 seconds or so if I opened the door while it was on and drying.

Is this a door/latch problem or an electrical problem?

Thanks!

Kristin


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Old 02-22-2011, 03:09 PM
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Kristin,

Most likely the problem is a bad door switch (#27 on the diagram). You have to remove the dryer top panel to access the switch.

- The door switch Part number: AP3777516

Part number: AP3777516

The part is on nationwide backorder. You can call the APP customer service for ETA.

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