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I have a front load lg dryer, belt broke, so I replaced it,

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I have a front load lg dryer, belt broke , so I replaced it, when I power up and push start it will not start and pause itself. Checked all wiring and looks all connect. Help, I'm about to take a shotgun to get
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Appliance
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Dle8377nm model
Expert:  Webb-Guy replied 10 months ago.

Hello and welcome to just answer my name is ***** ***** I will be the one who will try to assist you today. Give me a few moments to locate some manuals and I will be right with you. Step away from the shot gun :)

Expert:  Webb-Guy replied 10 months ago.

Ok so I have located some information for you.

Expert:  Webb-Guy replied 10 months ago.

The thermal fuse is a safety device designed to protect the dryer from overheating. The fuse is located on the blower housing or at the dryer’s heat source such as the heating element on electric dryers or at the burner on gas models. The fuse should be closed for continuity meaning it has a continuous electrical path through it when good. If overheated the fuse will have no continuity meaning the electrical path is broken and the fuse has blown out. A multimeter can be used to test it for continuity. Be aware that a blown thermal fuse is an indication of a restricted exhaust vent from the dryer to the outside. Always check the dryer venting when replacing a blown thermal fuse.

Expert:  Webb-Guy replied 10 months ago.

The door switch activates when the dryer door is closed. On most dryers, the door switch makes an audible clicking sound when it activates. To determine if the door switch is working, try starting your dryer and then listen for the “click.” If the door switch makes a clicking sound, it is probably not defective. If you don’t hear a click, use a multimeter to use the door switch for continuity. If the switch does not have continuity, replace it.

The drive motor turns the drum and the blower wheel to exhaust the air. Before replacing the motor, first check the thermal fuse, start switch, and door switch. If all of these parts are working properly, but the motor is making a humming noise, remove the belt from the motor and check the blower wheel for obstructions. If the blower wheel is clear of obstructions, the dryer motor might be at fault. If you suspect the motor is defective, replace it.

If you have a gas dryer, unplug the dryer from the wall and plug something else into the outlet to determine if the outlet is working. If you have an electric dryer, check the home circuit breaker or fuses. If the circuit breaker or fuses are working, use a multimeter to test the outlet.

The main control board might be defective. However, this is rarely the case. Before replacing the main control board, check all of the more commonly defective parts.If you have determined that all of the other components are working properly, replace the main control board. (The control board cannot be easily tested, but you can try to inspect it for signs of burning or a shorted-out component.)

Expert:  Webb-Guy replied 10 months ago.

These are all the issues that could cause your dryer not to start. I would honestly say its probably thermal fuse or door switch because those are the most common to go out on these units and those are the correct parts for your unit as well. If you find this information helpful please rate with 5 stars at the top so I can be credited for my time. If you have any follow up questions at all I am here to assist.

Expert:  Webb-Guy replied 10 months ago.

If you found this information helpful please rate with 5 stars at the top and I am here to assist if you have any follow up questions at all. Rating does not stop you from getting back to me.