Appliance

Need Appliance Repair Help? Ask a Technician for Answers ASAP

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Appliance
This answer was rated:

Drier won't start. Have checked thermal fuse, door switch

Drier won't start. Have checked...
Drier won't start. Have checked thermal fuse , door switch and timer. And I do have it plugged in to power. I'm lost.
JA: Have you tried power cycling the appliance -- unplugging it and leaving it off for a few hours?
Customer: Yes. Left it off all day today unplugged
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: Yes
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: What else to check. No humming from motor. No burnt smell. I don't know what else to check
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Appliance Question
Answered in 7 minutes by:
11/21/2017
Appliance Guru
Appliance Guru, Owner and Technician
Category: Appliance
Satisfied Customers: 16,622
Experience: Over 20 yrs. experience with 25,000+ in home repairs.
Verified

One moment while I get some information for you! Note it takes time to type and add links so please be patient.

Ask Your Own Appliance Question

Do you have the model number off the unit please:)

Ask Your Own Appliance Question
Customer reply replied 24 days ago
Let me get my glasses lol
Customer reply replied 24 days ago
WED5800SG0

OK can you get to the thermal fuse behind the unit? I nkow you checked it I need you to remove the two wires to the thermal fuse interlock them together tape them then try it. Unplug the unit before you do this then plug it back in and try it. If it starts replace the thermal fuse if not let me know.

All I ask is please select the 5 STAR rating at the top of your page before leaving otherwise I receive ZERO credit for assisting you. Thanks and you can come back anytime for free followup questions.

Ask Your Own Appliance Question
Customer reply replied 24 days ago
Still nothing

Ok do you have 240 volts to the unit? Check power at the terminal block where the cord connects.

Ask Your Own Appliance Question

OK do you have your meter?

Ask Your Own Appliance Question
Customer reply replied 24 days ago
fluke Dmm

OK get to that thermal fuse and have someone press Start, then check from the Either light blue wire to ground for 120 volts do you have that there?

Ask Your Own Appliance Question
Customer reply replied 24 days ago
118.6 so yea

OK if you have that there and you have interlocked those wires and the unit still does not start you are left with only a motor plug or that wire to the motor is broken or the white wire that runs through a timer contact to the door switch is bad...have you physically bypassed the door switch as well...You have to bypass parts on this to test the meter can be deceptive when testing certain things so please make sure you jumpered out the thermal fuse if so check the motor plug and jumper out the door switch with a jumper. That is all it can be.

All I ask is please select the 5 STAR rating at the top of your page before leaving otherwise I receive ZERO credit for assisting you. Thanks and you can come back anytime for free followup questions.

Appliance Guru
Appliance Guru, Owner and Technician
Category: Appliance
Satisfied Customers: 16,622
Experience: Over 20 yrs. experience with 25,000+ in home repairs.
Verified
Appliance Guru and 87 other Appliance Specialists are ready to help you
Ask your own question now
Customer reply replied 24 days ago
Well I guess the wife is getting a early Christmas present lol. Thanks for your help
Ask Appliance Guru Your Own Question
Appliance Guru
Appliance Guru
Appliance Guru, Owner and Technician
Category: Appliance
Satisfied Customers: 16,622
16,622 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Over 20 yrs. experience with 25,000+ in home repairs.

Appliance Guru 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

1,557 satisfied customers

32 yrs. experience servicing major appliances and HVAC equipment.

Tyler Z.

Tyler Z.

Appliance Doc

83,058 satisfied customers

9+ years being an appliance technician with factory training.

Kelly

Kelly

Appliance Technician

18,340 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
Two drawer FP dishwasher seems to run too. Where can it find
where can it find the make and model? Where can i get details for how to run diagonistic pleas? … read more
Appliance Guru
Appliance Guru
Owner and Technician
16,622 satisfied customers
I am getting a DS error on my clothes washer. Model no:
well that's the only error I'm receiving so nothing else.… read more
travis webb
travis webb
tech.
2,215 satisfied customers
My Clothes dryer keeps pushing out air even though I have
My Clothes dryer keeps pushing out air even though I have unplugged it. What to do? … read more
Appliance Guru
Appliance Guru
Owner and Technician
16,622 satisfied customers
My GE Profile fridge is not cooling in freezer or fridge. It
My GE Profile fridge is not cooling in freezer or fridge. It is a top freezer. about 8 yrs old. … read more
Appliance Guru
Appliance Guru
Owner and Technician
16,622 satisfied customers
Locked oven door cant open it the door was removed
locked oven door cant open it the door was removed accidentially and when i put it back on...i manually moved the latch to the left to close the door....now it wont open and we cannot do a self clean … read more
Engineer-Tech
Engineer-Tech
Bachelor\u0027s in Electrical Engineering Technology
757 satisfied customers
I have a maytag performa gas range. I cannot get the oven to
i have a maytag performa gas range. I cannot get the oven to come on - red light flashes - lock but the door is not locked … read more
Appliance Guru
Appliance Guru
Owner and Technician
16,622 satisfied customers
I installed a new W10503278 Electric Control. I followed the
Hello. I installed a new W10503278 Electric Control. I followed the programing instructions step by step. After a few hours, the refrigerators temperature is not working and the lights in the board a … read more
Appliance Guru
Appliance Guru
Owner and Technician
16,622 satisfied customers
My Fisher and Paykel dishwasher won't start the cycle. It's
Hi, my Fisher and Paykel dishwasher won't start the cycle. It's a two level one and the bottom one works. The top one just beeps every time I press start. It seems to close ok and there's nothing bloc… read more
Rusty S
Rusty S
Technician
57 satisfied customers
My sub zero freezer is making a knocking noise about every 5
My sub zero freezer is making a knocking noise about every 5 seconds or so. I think this happened once before and it had to do with the drawer being out of alignment, which may have somehow affected t… read more
Appliance Guru
Appliance Guru
Owner and Technician
16,622 satisfied customers
My microwave oven: runs, but the plate does not rotate and
My microwave oven: runs, but the plate does not rotate and no heat … read more
Appliance Guru
Appliance Guru
Owner and Technician
16,622 satisfied customers
There is a leak from the body of the machine. There is no
There is a leak from the body of the machine. There is no leakage from the inlet water lines or the drainage hose. … read more
Appliance Guru
Appliance Guru
Owner and Technician
16,622 satisfied customers
Where can I find a water valve for a Haier water dispenser,
Where can I find a water valve for a Haier water dispenser, the valve below the water jug.Model # WD qt 165?… read more
travis webb
travis webb
tech.
2,215 satisfied customers
My dishwasher - model KDFE104DSS 5 doesn't start washing
My dishwasher - model KDFE104DSS 5 doesn't start washing when cycle input … read more
Appliance Guru
Appliance Guru
Owner and Technician
16,622 satisfied customers
I found a small part in my wash load and since then, in part
I found a small part in my wash load and since then , in part of the cycle, the machine is noisy. when I turn the drum manually, empty, moving the drum forward and back there is no sound. The part I f… read more
Appliance Guru
Appliance Guru
Owner and Technician
16,622 satisfied customers
How do I remove the large glass shelf on top of the two
How do I remove the large glass shelf on top of the two drawers? … read more
Anytime John
Anytime John
Owner/Operator
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
131 satisfied customers
Bosch dishwasher model SHX33A purchased 3/18/2006.
Bosch dishwasher model SHX33A purchased 3/18/2006. Dishwasher taking an extremely long time to run through cycles. Also, the "sanitized" light does not come on now when finished. Dishes are not comple… read more
Tyler Z.
Tyler Z.
Appliance Doc
Bachelor's Degree
83,058 satisfied customers
Have Whirlpool free standing ice maker (Model GI15NDXZQ) for
Have Whirlpool free standing ice maker (Model GI15NDXZQ) for 1.5 years. Started making a loud whining noise. Makes ice, but noise is so sever, that I have to cut ice maker off. How do I get this repai… read more
Master Tech
Master Tech
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
10,962 satisfied customers
My JT 3000 SF2SS oven door won't close. It bumps against the
Hello! my JT 3000 SF2SS oven door won't close. It bumps against the latch for the self-cleaning ove. I have tried shutting the oven down for 10 minutes but that doesn't work. Help! Mywife has to start… read more
Master Tech
Master Tech
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
10,962 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