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Old 03-13-2017, 08:15 PM
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I've found my dryer to be inoperable today, and have started the troubleshooting process. What was found was that while the light in the barrel comes on, and the door switch seems to operate properly, the dryer will not start when the start button is pressed and a valid setting is on the dial.

Here's what I've done so far:

Thermal switch: Tested for continuity (got good tone from my multimeter, didn't check resistance). Seems to test ok.

Start switch: Tested for continuity from one of the side terminals to the "middle" terminal. Exact part is this: WP3398094

Here's where I get slightly out of my depth. It appears that I can get continuity when I am testing the normally open circuit and the button is pressed. Additionally, I do not when the button is released.

However, I do not get any continuity across the normally closed circuit, regardless of the state of the button.

Does this indicate a bad switch? In theory the button press action still completes a circuit, but I don't know if the fact that I'm not getting continuity across the button released state means anything or not.


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Clarification: Model is NED5500TQ0.
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when you say you checked the thermal fuse are you talking about the thermal cutoff fuse (small Round with two terminals) or the thermal fuse (long white with two terminals located on the blower compartment) I would suggest testing both of these for continuity before replacing any of the switches. had one of these the other day and it was the 3392519 thermal fuse the long white one.
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