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Bryan, Home Appliance Technician
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We have a SamsungDryer Model # XXXXX that does not start

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We have a SamsungDryer Model # XXXXX that does not start to spin. The control panel works, and when you hiot start it will count down but the motor does not come on. The belt is on, the drum spins freely, the limit switch on the belt is good, the door swith i believe is good as well. How should thethermal limit switches test?

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what you need to check is the thermal fuse. if you click on this link theres a video on how to check thermal fuses with a volt meter. (its not the same thermal fuse but tests the same. )

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

The thermal Fuse test good.


can you test the door switch the same way ? you seem unsure about the door switch.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Results and reading of door switch test:

Door switch open: COM to NO is Infinity: COM to NC reads .4 ohms


Door Switch Closed: Pushed in: COM to NO is .5 ohms and COM to NC is infinity



okay so you have continuity. where is the thermal fuse you tested located? on the blower assembly ?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Yes, the thermal fuse was mounted on the blower housing, There is a Thermistor also mounted on the blower housing. The results of that test were 8000 ohms.


how about on the side of the heater ? towards the back end of it. is there any thermostats there? also are you removing at least one wire from each as you test to isolate it ?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Two Thermostats on the actual heater housing as you described. Both tested at good with a reading of .4 ohms. Yes i am removing the wires to isolate the thermostat for testing.



okay well that leaves the control then.the relay on the control board is bad, you have to replace the control. sorry for the bad news. thanks , Bryan
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