While I was drying a load of laundry, our power went out, then came back on. Now my dryer won't work. When I push the "go" button, it does nothing, like there is no power. We checked the fuse box and the wall outlet and there is power there. Looked all over the dryer for a reset button and didn't find one.
Any one have any experience with dryers? I'd really rather not buy a new dryer if we can just fix this one.
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Do you have a gas dryer, or an electric (they both require electricity to work)? If you have a gas dryer, you may have it plugged into an outlet with a GFI built in. Go around the house and check all of your GFI outlets to make sure none of them are tripped.
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If you have to ask what it is or what it does, you don't need it, and you will need help to install it!
From the manual:
2 possible causes:
Dryer is unplugged
Fuse is blown/circuit breaker is tripped.
Check the house fuse/circuit breaker box and replace fuse or reset breaker. NOTE: Most electric dryers use two breakers.
You may also want to spin the dryer setting to send it through different drying types/times. You should hear some clicking as it does this.
You may also want to be sure it is properly grounded still. And if all else fails, call for service. The thermal limiter may have been tripped when power went out (this is a service item only).
Amy, have you checked for a fuse on the dryer itself? I believe on this it is under the top cover on the front left side.
I worked on one just this week that had gone through the same circumstances (I freelance a bit). What it actually ended up being was the switch on the door that lets it know when the door is open or closed. The switch had gone bad and the circuit was open (meaning it thought the door was open and would not turn on). I replaced the switch and it ran fine.
Electricity is funny. It'll affect the oddest things that you would think would be ok and stuff you would think would be toast is just fine.
You can check the door switch with a meter. You'd want to ohm it out to see if you get any changes in state. That switch would be normally closed, so with the door open, you should get an open (infinity). Close the switch and you should complete the circuit.
If you pry up on the front of the dryer on top, that lidshould pop up. I believe the fuse is on the left in front. Please, make sure you unplug the dryer when you do all this.
Also, there may not be much slack when opening the top of the dry from the front. Be careful not to pull any wires.