How To Fix A Dryer That Won’t Start?

What would cause my dryer not to start?

On most dryers the drive motor turns the drum and the blower wheel to exhaust the air.

If the dryer won’t start the motor might be defective.

Before replacing the motor, check the thermal fuse, start switch and door switch because all three are more likely the cause.

The dryer motor can’t be tested easily.18 Dec 2014

Do all tumble dryers have a reset button?

In some models this should be easily fixable – some tumble dryers have reset buttons on the back of the machine so all you will need to do is hold in the button and wait for it to click.15 May 2017

Where is the dryer reset button?

Many dryers are equipped with a reset button on the control panel. If the motor won’t run, let the dryer cool for about ten minutes. Then push the reset button. If there are no problems with the motor, switches, or electrical system, this should restart the dryer.

How do I know if my thermal fuse is blown?

Touch the left multimeter lead to the left side of the thermal fuse; touch the right multimeter lead to the right side of the fuse. Keep an eye on the multimeter needle; a needle that fails to move indicates a blown thermal fuse. If this is the case, don’t fret: thermal fuse replacement is a simple task.7 Sep 2018