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    • Part Number: AP2975301
    • MFG Part Number: 3395382
    • Made by: Whirlpool
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A while back I had a paperclip stuck in the dryer drum. It prevented it from turning. I got it out and it was fine. During this time, when the drum didn't move, the timer made a rrr..rrr..rrr.. noise...like it wanted to work but couldn't. However, once I removed the paperclip from the drum everything went back to normal. 6 months later. Now the dryer started stopping mid cycle sometimes, but other times it would run all the way through and the clothes would be dry. Now the timer is making that noise again on certain settings but not others (60 min. cycle but not auto timer) and when you push the button it won't do anything anymore. I can't get it to turn on at all now. Im baffled cause none of the troubleshooting guides explain any of this exactly. Thanks for the help.

Nichole for Model Number REX4625EW1

ANSWER Hello Nichole. You will want to check the thermal fuse 3392519 and make sure it is good. It should read closed for continuity. If it is good, go to the start switch 3395382 and make sure it is closing when the switch is pressed. If so, you will need to replace the timer 3976568. You can test this with a multi-meter TJMA-DMT3. Here is a link on how to use a multi-meter. Hope this helps. http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/oven-repair-including-ranges-cooktops/4810-how-check-continuity-ohmmeter.html 

Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com   |   Tuesday, August 30, 2011

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