Appliance

Need Appliance Repair Help? Ask a Technician for Answers ASAP

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Appliance

90 series clothes dryer, approximately 9 years old, suddenly

Customer Question
stopped heating. Also, simultaneously, the...
90 series clothes dryer, approximately 9 years old, suddenly stopped heating. Also, simultaneously, the warning chime stopped working, the dryer started automatically after making a selection upon closing the dryer doo instead of starting when the "Start" button was pushed. Is this a computer chip, "CPU" malfunction? If so, or not, can the dryer be repaired?

Thanking you in advance,
J Hilsenbeck
Submitted: 8 years ago.Category: Appliance
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Appliance Question
Answered in 3 minutes by:
11/1/2009
Appliance Technician: Tyler Z., Appliance Doc replied 8 years ago
Tyler Z.
Tyler Z., Appliance Doc
Category: Appliance
Satisfied Customers: 84,171
Experience: 9+ years being an appliance technician with factory training.
Verified
the dryer can be repaired first of all but you are going to have multiple problems so you will either want to replace the unit or call a technician to your house to see all the damage done to the unit.

You're exactly right, your start button is shorted which is what caused your other problems. When the start button shorts out it continuously sends 16 amps to the motor to start it (even though it's running and should drop to about 3 amps). Sending that much power through the circuity for a sustained amount of time will short components out. You will definitely need to replace the start button. You may also have a bad timer, heater, or both since the power was pulling so much power through those components. This would be the reason the unit is no longer heating.
Tyler Z.
Tyler Z., Appliance Doc
Category: Appliance
Satisfied Customers: 84,171
Experience: 9+ years being an appliance technician with factory training.
Verified
Tyler Z. and 87 other Appliance Specialists are ready to help you
Ask your own question now
Ask Tyler Z. Your Own Question
Tyler Z.
Tyler Z.
Tyler Z., Appliance Doc
Category: Appliance
Satisfied Customers: 84,171
84,171 Satisfied Customers
Experience: 9+ years being an appliance technician with factory training.

Tyler Z. is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

Thank you for the expeditious answer. It's good to know you're out there and awake in the wee hours when I finally have time to ask questions about my Jenn Air.

JeanRiverhead, NY

You did one super job of explaining to me everything there is to know about this fridge. I'm looking forward to asking you questions in the future.

JimmyBagley, IA

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

JustinKernersville, NC

Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around.

EstherWoodstock, NY

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

John

John

Home Appliance Technician

13,453 satisfied customers

Appliance repair business owner for over 43 years.

Tom Goellner

Tom Goellner

Home Appliance Technician

1,558 satisfied customers

32 yrs. experience servicing major appliances and HVAC equipment.

Tyler Z.

Tyler Z.

Appliance Doc

84,171 satisfied customers

9+ years being an appliance technician with factory training.

Kelly

Kelly

Appliance Technician

18,497 satisfied customers

Highly accurate diagnostician with over 30 years experience!

The Home Smithy

The Home Smithy

Home Appliance Technician

6,148 satisfied customers

30 years repairing appliances

william

william

Home Appliance Technician

3,012 satisfied customers

Major Home Appliance Technician Specialist Whirpool Certificate

John

John

restaurant equipment technician

2,103 satisfied customers

25+ years experience. I'm now employed by a commercial cooking equipment service company

< Previous | Next >

Related Appliance Questions
Our Kenmore Gas clothes Dryer does not heat what is the
Our Kenmore Gas clothes Dryer does not heat what is the problem? Model 796.90272900, Swer. Number 005KWVQ01135 … read more
HVAC Guru
HVAC Guru
Service Technician
Associate Degree
682 satisfied customers
LG electric clothes dryer model DLE7177WM. I start dryer,
LG electric clothes dryer model DLE7177WM. I start dryer, will run for about 5 seconds, shuts off, after about 5-6 minutes it starts again (on its own) runs for about 5 seconds, shuts off and repeats.… read more
Rusty S
Rusty S
Technician
155 satisfied customers
I have an Admiral clothes dryer. Model #LNC7764A71, Serial
Good Morning! I have an Admiral clothes dryer. Model #LNC7764A71, Serial #11623954CR that quit drying mid cycle. The interior light in the dryer does work. We have had 2 timers installed on it and it … read more
Tyler Z.
Tyler Z.
Appliance Doc
84,171 satisfied customers
My kenmore clothes dryer is stuck in cooling mode and will
my kenmore clothes dryer is stuck in cooling mode and will not heat on any setting … read more
travis webb
travis webb
tech.
2,408 satisfied customers
Clothes Dryer Mod: WED70HEBWO. SER:M33856908. Duet
filter is stuck was partially placed by accident in reverse position.how to I get it out … read more
HVAC Guru
HVAC Guru
Service Technician
Associate Degree
682 satisfied customers
I have a Frigidaire Model AEQ6000ES2 Clothes dryer that is
I have a Frigidaire Model AEQ6000ES2 Clothes dryer that is no longer drying . It appears it is not heating as there is no increase in temperature after running for several minutes. The dryer also stop… read more
Rusty S
Rusty S
Technician
155 satisfied customers
I have a Kenmore Series 80 gas clothes dryer. It stopped
Hi. I have a Kenmore Series 80 gas clothes dryer. It stopped heating but rotated. I troubleshot it to identify a bad operating thermostat. I replaced the operating thermostat but now it will not opera… read more
HVAC Guru
HVAC Guru
Service Technician
Associate Degree
682 satisfied customers
I have a kitchen aid clothes dryer that is almost 20 years
I have a kitchen aid clothes dryer that is almost 20 years old and never been repaired. However, it is taking longer to dry clothes and I'm wondering if it can be repaired. … read more
Eng-Tech
Eng-Tech
Bachelor's in Electrical Engineering Technology
0 satisfied customers
I have a Kenmore gas clothes dryer and today it won't turn
I have a Kenmore gas clothes dryer and today it won't turn on. The door switch is ok and when I press the push to start button, I can hear the click of the solenoid. When I open the door and press the… read more
HVAC Guru
HVAC Guru
Service Technician
Associate Degree
682 satisfied customers
We have a samsung clothes dryer model DV40J3000EW/A2 s/n #
we have a samsung clothes dryer model DV40J3000EW/A2 s/n # )DL95AUG105822T it won't go when we select all the settings to chose from and push the start button to dry the clothes. … read more
Tyler Z.
Tyler Z.
Appliance Doc
84,171 satisfied customers
My GE electric clothes dryer will not run but makes a
My GE electric clothes dryer will not run but makes a humming noise when I activate the start switch … read more
Tyler Z.
Tyler Z.
Appliance Doc
84,171 satisfied customers
Having trouble with my clothes dryer. It's a next 500 plus
Having trouble with my clothes dryer. It's a next 500 plus series dryer … read more
HVAC Guru
HVAC Guru
Service Technician
Associate Degree
682 satisfied customers
Roper clothes dryer isn't drying clothes completely...have
Roper clothes dryer isn't drying clothes completely...have to re-dry them 2 or 3 times...how do I fix it...Roper dryer model- REX5634KQ1 [?] serial- MP0461865 type- 0433-ELE-2406028-FM54… read more
Whrlp Master Tech
Whrlp Master Tech
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
4,977 satisfied customers
I have a whirlpool duet electric clothes dryer. It won't
Hi - I have a whirlpool duet electric clothes dryer. It won't start and I'm getting "sensing" and "time remaining F-01". Never have I had this problem. Are you able to advise me? Thank you. Elizabeth … read more
Whrlp Master Tech
Whrlp Master Tech
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
4,977 satisfied customers
I have a Maytag gas clothes dryer that is not blowing any
I have a Maytag gas clothes dryer that is not blowing any air out of the vent line and is not drying clothes. I have used a long brush to verify there is no lint blocking the vent. its line the fan is… read more
Whrlp Master Tech
Whrlp Master Tech
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
4,977 satisfied customers
I have a question about a clothes dryer? GE. Gud27essjoww
hi i have a question about a clothes dryer? JA: What's the make and model of your dryer? And can you guesstimate how old it is? Customer: GE JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself? Customer: gud27… read more
travis webb
travis webb
tech.
2,408 satisfied customers
Problem with Bosch Axis clothes dryer Model WAE20060UC.
Problem with Bosch Axis clothes dryer Model WAE20060UC. Filter light comes on and shuts down dryer although there is no lint in filter. Tried leaving door open and different settings but the problem p… read more
HVAC Guru
HVAC Guru
Service Technician
Associate Degree
682 satisfied customers
The clothes dryer drum does not rotate. ( Whirlpool Model #
The clothes dryer drum does not rotate. ( Whirlpool Model # LEQ8858HZ0 Serial# *****) What is the problem? The motor seems to be running. … read more
Nolan Rettig
Nolan Rettig
Service Technician
High School or GED
282 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x