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Jon- We have a very similar situation. Except our washer

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Hi Jon-
We have a very similar situation. Except our washer is Samsung model DV331AGR/XAA. We cut the circuit and tried to reset the board. Still nothing. As you stated with the other person, I may have to replace the board. What would the part number for the main board be for my model? I know you thought it was more than likely the board may need to be replaced, but I also want to check the fuses before paying for a new board. Where are the fuses? Thanks
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
It's actually a dryer. Please let us know that you have received our question. Thank you
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Do you have the contact information? Please let us know. Tomorrow at about 11am would be a good time.
Expert:  Kelly replied 2 years ago.
Thanks for counting on us to help with your appliance problem. My name is ***** ***** I look forward to helping you! The board for your model is available at the URL below. What exactly is your dryer doing?
http://www.repairclinic.com/PartDetail/Main-Control-Board/DC9200382A/2073760?ss=c13-x64763333316167722f786161&mr=1?rcaid=1000054
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Kelly I changed the board and still the dryer is not working. As stated it turns on, the front panel lights up but when you press to turn start drying - nothing. Please help
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
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Expert:  Kelly replied 2 years ago.
When you open and close the door, does the light turn on and off? Can you hear the door switch clicking?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Yes, the light turns on and off. I can also hear door switch clicking.
Expert:  Kelly replied 2 years ago.
Any other noise when you press the start button, like humming or buzzing?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
No buzzing or humming, but I do hear a clicking when press the start button.
Expert:  Kelly replied 2 years ago.
Number 1-2 in the diagram at the link below is a thermal fuse. This may be open and would not allow the motor to start. It is mounted on the blower housing. Do you have a meter to test it for continuity? CLICK HERE
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I do have a multimeter... But how do I test it?
Expert:  Kelly replied 2 years ago.
Test it for continuity. Put your meter to a resistance setting, when the leads are touched together, the needle will move or the display turn to 0. It should do the same thing when you touch the leads to the terminals of that switch (be sure to remove the wires and unplug the dryer).
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I understand but how do I get the thermal fuse. Which wires are you talking about. Last night I removed the exhaust pipe and the access panel at the bottom of the dryer. I cleaned the entire bottom of the dryer. The blower housing is deep inside. How do I get to it?
Expert:  Kelly replied 2 years ago.
Oh, sorry. The top will come off, followed by the control panel and then the complete front panel.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
So you mean remove the entire panel and door? So I go in from the front not the back.
Expert:  Kelly replied 2 years ago.
I am looking to see if I have a manual for that model.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Awesome thanks
Expert:  Kelly replied 2 years ago.
No manual but the video below should help! CLICK HERE
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Great video, but crap, I have to remove the drum... Ok no worries but before I go through that can you tell me which wires I can test to make sure the problem is the thermal fuse? Which ones will I best testing?
Expert:  Kelly replied 2 years ago.
You will need to remove the wires from the fuse. Then test the terminals on the fuse, not the wires.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Oh wow, so no matter what I have to take the dryer apart just to even check if it is . So I should just order the part. Might as well buy the part and change it if it turns out that is the problem. How sure are you that the thermal fuse is the problem?
Expert:  Kelly replied 2 years ago.
Well, the click you are hearing is the relay on the board closing. So, the door switch circuit has to be closed. This thermal fuse and the belt switch are the only parts between the power at the control and the motor. I am pretty confident one of them is faulty. The fuse is more common. The link below is to the part you will need from a highly recommended company rated A+ with the Better Business Bureau. They offer a 100% money back guarantee, EVEN ON INSTALLED ELECTRICAL PARTS, for an entire year! They are the only company to allow returns on installed parts for a refund and offer a FULL ONE YEAR WARRANTY! CLICK HERE
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Kelly, Thank you for your help. I know there is no guarantee you are 100% right but I do appreciate your help. I will be overnighting the part. I will get back to you after the install. Hopefully with good news. Thanks.
Expert:  Kelly replied 2 years ago.
Sounds good, keep me posted!