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whirlpool dryer will not start. No drum light either Related Models Whirlpool  WED5800SW0  29"ELECTRIC DRYER Whirlpool  WED5810SW0  29"ELECTRIC DRYER Whirlpool 

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Old 11-26-2012, 11:52 AM
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whirlpool dryer will not start. No drum light either


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Old 11-27-2012, 03:16 AM
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Sounds like a power problem.
The drum light and the motor run off of the same side of the line (120 volts)

Try flipping the breaker off/on slowly a couple times, sometimes you can loose half the line without actually tripping the breaker.
If this does nothing, check the voltage at the plug
L1 to L2 should be 240 volts
L1 to Neutral and L2 to Neutral, both should be 120 volts.
If OK
Unplug the unit and check the wires at the terminal strip in the machine to make sure none are loose or burned out
If OK
Check the power at the terminal strip.
Be careful as 240 volts is lethal !!!
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