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Old 01-28-2013, 08:14 PM
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Smile Dryer won't start - help
Model Number: wed5840sw0   Brand: Whirlpool   Age: 5 - 10 years   

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Dryer won't start. It has power. The door switch works and the push button works. help


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Hi.

Assuming that the door switch and start relay are good,
You need to check the thermal fuse, located at the back of the dryer on the blower housing, next to the operating thermostat.
If the fuse has continuity next check the timer contacts BK-BU, T-W. You should have continuity with the timer set to AUTO-REG.
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what is broken is a thermal fuse by the exhaust. It is shown in the attached picture with the white back and the violet leads. It does not measure 0 ohms and when I jump it the dryer runs fine. All problems are fixed

I can't find this part on your parts list? can you suggest how to find this part? Thank you
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Hi.

Here is the thermal fuse Part number: 3392519

Part number: 3392519


Check and clean the entire air flow system internal and external.

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Default Ordered the part and thank you for the help

I checked and cleaned the entire air flow system internal and external. clump of lint on the broken thermal fuse

thank you for the help
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