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Old 07-12-2009, 07:56 PM
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what else can i say? my gas dryer does not start; its as if its not pluged in. please help!


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what else can i say? my gas dryer does not start; its as if its not pluged in. please help!
You either have no power coming to the dryer. So if you have a volt meter, check the power where the plug goes into the dryer for proper power. You could also try to flip the dryer breaker off and on a few times, and then check it. Also, the door switch could be bad. Tom www.********************************************
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Default Tom, i obviously checked the power. its fine. so is the door swithch. could it be

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You either have no power coming to the dryer. So if you have a volt meter, check the power where the plug goes into the dryer for proper power. You could also try to flip the dryer breaker off and on a few times, and then check it. Also, the door switch could be bad. Tom www.********************************************
Tom, i obviously checked the power, and the door switch. could it be the thermal switch???
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Tom, i obviously checked the power, and the door switch. could it be the thermal switch???
On a gas dryer, the thermal fuse will only stop the ignitor coil from coming on if it were bad. On an electric dryer it would shut the whole thing down. Tom ********************************************
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ok then, what do you think the problem is if its NOT the thermal fuse. (it is a gas dryer). as i mentioned, there is NO response to pushing the start button, no matter what settings everything else is on. any ideas???
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I wouk jump out the door switch. It usually is not a timer when it is dead! Jump out the door switch, and see if it comes on. If you have a ohm meter, ohm out the thermostats and see if they have continuity. Tom
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