I have a Whirlpool dryer, a 3 cycle special edition commercial capacity. I've had it for about 10 years. When I set the timer and select a drying time, nothing happens when I push the start button. I can hear the timer running but the button doesn't start anything. What is the problem (selenoid) and can I just replace that? What can I do to rule out other things?
Model: 3 cycle Special Edition circa 2001
(I don't know where the model number is XXXXXXX). I don't know what to try so far because the button just doesn't start the dryer anymore.
May I get your units Model number to better assist you? If you open the door in will be on the face frame of the unit.
I was looking on the back! Its all right there when you know where to look. Here is all the info:
Thank you .
You have an open thermal fuse .we can test it .
If you pull the dryer out unplug it .
Remove the rear panel .and on the bloer housing on the left you have a thermal fuse that has two blue wires on it .
Remove those two wires ans touch them to geather ,plug the dryer in ,and then try to start it .
And let me know what it does?
Do I have to uncrimp them or something to get those two connectors off? I can seem to wiggle them loose.
they just pull straight off
Okay, got braver and pulled and they did and I touched them together, reattached, plugged in, set it for 30 min and pressed the button. Nothing.
and they did stay togeather ?
and the door was closed?
No, they didn't stay stuck together, like they were magnetized. Do you mean like that, did they stick together like magnets?
no they need to be touching while and during the pressing of the start button
Oh. Okay, just a minute
Yes, my dryer came on! So, do I need to buy a new fuse?
yes ,here is a link to the part ,
You will not be able to use the dryer like this ,that was for testing only.
30 years Appliance Field 15 yr with Whirlpool Corp. 9 yrs Whirlpool Technical Assistance Line
Thank you very much! I will not use it like that in the meantime. Have a good night!
Good , Glad to assist you ,and Thank you ,have a good evening .