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My electric Frigidaire dryer won't start. The button is so

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My electric Frigidaire dryer won't start. The button is green so power is there but when I hit start nothing happens.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Joel Swenson replied 1 year ago.

Hello, I'm Joel thank you for your interest in our service. If you have been waiting a while

I apologize we try to help as many customers as possible in a timely manner. I am now

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Expert:  Joel Swenson replied 1 year ago.

The door switch is bad, when they go out the dryer wont run you can check it for continuity if you have a ohm meter if not just replace the switch:

Dryer Door Switch

Part #:###-##-####/a>

Expert:  Joel Swenson replied 1 year ago.

here is a video that will show you how to open the lid and get to the switch

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Sorry, we've been on hold with Sears trying to see if we can get that part number. We'll go get it tonite rather than waiting for it to be shipped. Are you sure this is the problem?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Sears just isn't answering their phone.
Expert:  Joel Swenson replied 1 year ago.

well I can't be 100% without someone checking the continuity on the switch with a ohm meter, but it's the one thing that will go out besides the main control that wont allow the dryer to run at all and it's 10.00 bucks or so so without testing anything first I would changed that out first especially since it is much more common to go bad then the control board

Expert:  Joel Swenson replied 1 year ago.

what you can do is unplug the dryer remove the two wires off the switch and connect them together and see if the dryer runs, it bypasses the door switch then you will know without having a meter, but don't let the wires hit metal or it will short the dryer out.

Expert:  Joel Swenson replied 1 year ago.

and don't get shocked

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok we'll try that. That video you sent was for the wrong part, btw.
Expert:  Joel Swenson replied 1 year ago.

ya I sent that just to show you how to access the dryer

Expert:  Joel Swenson replied 1 year ago.

once you get the lid up you will see two screws on the top inside at the right and left side of the dryer, unscrew those and lift up on the front and the front panel will come off and you will see the door switch in the frame of the dryer panel to remove it just squeeze the back side of the switch and push it out the front.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It's too complicated to test. If it's just $10 we'll see if we can get the part tomorrow and try then. Hopefully, this is the issue. Thanks. I'll leave feedback.
Expert:  Joel Swenson replied 1 year ago.

thank you and please don' forget to rate me and I wish you happy holidays.

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