At first when my dryer wouldn't start I had a repairman come and look at it. He believed it was the start switch because if you pressed up on the stem of the switch or the knob while it was placed over the stem (not completely attached), then turn, the dryer would start. However, it would NOT start if you just turned the knob (when completly attached). Now it doesn't start at all. Is this the start switch or could there be another reason? Also, if I replace the start switch do I have to replace any wires with it?
Answer Kelly, It sounds like a loose or misaligned contact and control shaft, inside the start switch 134398300. Knowing the switch is faulty, then that's the place to start. No, you wont have to replace any wires, Just remember to remove power to the dryer, label the wires as you remove them, or remove one wire at a time, and attach them to same labelled terminal on the new part. If the dryer still won't start after the switch is replaced, then we'll need to conduct circuit checks at the other components.