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seymop  
#1 Posted : Saturday, September 24, 2016 10:15:37 AM(UTC)
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To preface:
I had started and ran the dryer the night before I started having issues with it. It ran through a whole cycle and buzzed when it was finished. I tried to start it the following morning and nothing happened. No hot smells or anything.

When I push the start button, nothing happens. There are no buzzer sounds or any sort of noises like the motor trying to start. Dead silence.

Things I have tried:
I have tested the power to the dryer which is fine.

The power to and from the timer unit is also fine.

I have bypassed the door switch to see if that could have been the issue. That did nothing.

I unhooked the motor and tested that for continuity. I tested terminals 4 and 5 which came up with 1.7 Ohms (range was 2.4 - 3.6). I tested terminals 4 and 6 with the disc pushed in and came up with around 2.8 or so. Could the low Ohms reading between 4 and 5 mean a bad motor?

I tested the start switch for continuity and came up with 0.3 ohms with the switch pushed in.

Anyone have any idea what's going on with this thing?

Thanks
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brobriffin  
#2 Posted : Saturday, September 24, 2016 2:44:24 PM(UTC)
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I can be exact with your model number. Vaguely it sounds as if your thermal fuse is blown.
ThatGuy  
#3 Posted : Saturday, September 24, 2016 5:00:28 PM(UTC)
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Please post model number.
seymop  
#4 Posted : Saturday, September 24, 2016 7:16:12 PM(UTC)
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Sorry.

RED4340SQ1
brobriffin  
#5 Posted : Sunday, September 25, 2016 5:53:24 AM(UTC)
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Thank you.
Now check your thermal fuse. Your fuse should show continuity. If not then your exhaust temperature has exceeded 196º F and it is bad here is your part number.
Whirlpool WP3392519 Dryer Thermal Fuse - AppliancePartsPros.com
There is a video along with this link.
Also as Matt suggests in the video clean your entire vent system and ductwork, which may have been the cause for increase exhaust temperature.
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