My whirlpool gas dryer will not start. It makes a noise when I push the start button like it is getting power but nothing happens. I have checked my starter switch, thermal fuse, door switch, and two other electrical things that were in the back, one right by the thermal switch, the other up higher in the back. Everything comes back at 0.2 or 0.3 on the ohmmeter so I am assuming that is close enough to open. When I am checking I am not putting the probes inside the holes on the prongs I am just putting them on the flat surface of the prongs. Is that right? and it doesn't seem to matter which prong the black probe is on and which one the red probe is on, is that right as well? How do I check the timer? or any other ideas?
ANSWER Hello kaylynne. If you are hearing the sound of wanting to start but not starting, you will need to order and replace the motor on the unit. The switch is bad on the motor.
Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com | Monday, May 06, 2013