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Have a White Knight Dryer model CL76A..wont start, when I push the start button nothing happens, doesnt click?
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7/7/2011
Appliance Technician: AppTech35002, Home Appliance Technician replied 7 years ago
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AppTech35002 :

Thank you for choosing JustAnswer.com to resolve your appliance issue. I look forward to assisting you.

The first thing to check is the door switch. Open the door and look for a little paddle that the door would contact when closed. Slowly move the paddle and listen for a click. If no click, the door switch is most likely your problem. If it clicks, your start switch may be bad.

Customer:

Thats clicking

AppTech35002 :

Is there a light that comes on when the door is open?

Customer:

No..but dont think it ever did...

AppTech35002 :

Just looking for an easy way to double check the door switch. Have you checked you circuit breaker or fuse box to ensure the dryer still has power?

Customer:

Yes, checked that, the light comes on when remove the condenser drawer

AppTech35002 :

Okay good, stand by a sec.

AppTech35002 :

Is there a door switch accuator pin on the door and is it still there?

Customer:

A what?

Customer:

The door clicks when shut

AppTech35002 :

The part diagram shows a plastic pin on the door that makes contact with the door switch. Is that pin on the door or is there a plastic piece that looks like it may have been broken off?

Customer:

where about is this pin??...I cant see anything missing or broken

AppTech35002 :

Take a look Here for part number 367

Customer:

Ok..found it.Yes that part is still intact and working

AppTech35002 :

Well my hopes for an easy fix are dashed. Are you used to hearing or feeling the start button click when pushed?

Customer:

wait..just ran an experiment and using a pen it starts...so the door pin isnt making contact

AppTech35002 :

Well there you go. The door pin is 1)partially broken off 2) not going into the hole when the door is closed 3)the door switch itself needs adjusting. 4)or the door switch is partially failed meaning that only by over extending the mechanism with a pen will the switch make contact. No matter which it is, I ethink you have found your problem.

If you have my information usefule please click accept. We can continue to chat if you have any further questions about this issue. Thank you for choosing JustAnswer.com.

Customer:

Cheers, XXXXX XXXXX solution here??..Its not 1 or 2...but most likely the problem is No 4

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Appliance Technician: AppTech35002, Home Appliance Technician replied 7 years ago

Time to replace the door switch. Disconnect the power and remove the top. You should be able to access the door switch from the top. Or if you are not comfortable doing that it may time to bring in a service technician.

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Customer reply replied 7 years ago
Can you tell me exactly the part number for this model, so I can order it..
Appliance Technician: AppTech35002, Home Appliance Technician replied 7 years ago
To the best of my knowledge THIS is the part you need.
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