My dryer does not at all when i push the start button. A few hours earlier it was working fine. what might be the problem?
The 2 things that you will want to check for would be a bad thermal fuse and a bad door switch. You will want to check the continuity of the thermal fuse to make sure that it is not blown. The most common reason for a blown thermal fuse would be a clogged or restricted dryer venting. You will also want to check the door switch to make sure it has continuity when the door is closed. If no continuity then the switch is bad and would need to be replaced.
My dryer isn't heating at all. I've tested the continuity of the heating element and the thermostat and those test fine. What else could be causing this?
Answer Hello Chris. Check and make sure you have 240 volts coming to the dryer. Check and make sure the unit is not set to Air Fluff. Also check the heater and thermostats and see if they are good. You can test these with a multi-meter TJMA-DM1. They should read closed for continuity. Here is a link on how to use a multi-meter. http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/oven-repair-including-ranges-cooktops/4810-how-check-continuity-ohmmeter.html