Hi, thanks for using JustAnswer.com. Does the dryer make any noise when the start button is depressed, like humming or clicking? Is anything coming up on display , like "DO" or anything at all?
No noises and nothing on the display.
Okay, I suspect your thermal fuse may be open. It is number 10 in the attached diagram. Do you have basic handtools, like a phillips screwdriver and a meter to test for continuity?
Ohm out the door switch to be sure it is closing when depressed. The thermal fuse looks like the picture below, just to be sure....
I don't know if this means anything but over the last month or so it has been beeping during the night until we turn it completly off. We have seen the DO a couple of times and opened and reclosed the door and it worked again.
We will check board now, give us a few minutes again thanks.
Just checked and it is fine.
As mentioned before we do have the schematics for the entire electrial if you have a number for that.
I am going to send you a link to the service manual so you can read through the troubleshooting section...too much to type!
Sorry, just reading the manual you sent. For some reason after I sat down to read it my husband checked the dryer again and it started. Go figure. Anyhow, I have saved the manual in case this happens again. I'm not sure what to do now.
The control is the only part that is not mechanical. Electronics have a tremendously high rate of failure and I am pretty confident that the control is your faulty component. Of course, without being there to physically test the dryer, I cannot be 100% sure. If you are concerned about replacing the board unnecessarily, you might consider paying for a service call, which will likely run around $100 with an independent servicer or around $170 if you call Sears. The benefit of using a servicer is if they replace the board and it does not take care of it, it's their oops. I have a fair amount of time into considering your responses to the tests I had you perform and I suspect the control, but you are the one paying for the parts. I would follow your gut instinct, whatever you think is best. The only thing I ask is that you click the ACCEPT button so I may be compensated for the time I have invested into helping you with your dryer. Let me know how this turns out.
P.S. The control is part number 33003028 and runs about $195.00 from www.searspartsdirect.com.