Front loading Electric Dryer, Symptoms: Motor started spinning while door was open. Turned switch to off and toggled door switch a couple of times. Now: When switching on- Motor activates for a second or two, followed by a click from the rear of the machine and motor shuts off. nothing for a minute or two, can' start motor at all. After two minutes of rest, another click from the back. Re-start and motor will work for 1 second then click, shuts off again. I tested the door switch, it works fine. It seems to be a circuit breaker of fuse overloading somewhere in the back. Is it the thermal limiter? Is it the fuse itself bad or is it getting triggered by some other problem?
Answer Jonathan, There are no circuit breakers or "fuses" in the dryer circuitry, There are thermal fuses and limiters, but they don't usually "click" when the circuit is interrupted. Based on the post description and information, it's more likely a faulty motor or motor switch 131560100. it has a switch that does "click" when it opens and closes. Check across the white and gray wires at the motor for 120 VAC when the start button is pressed If the voltage is present replace the motor. Be very careful when conducting "live" voltage checks.
How do we remove the door switch to see if it is faulty? Turn knob & panel lites up. Just replaced control board 3wks ago. Now you turn knob, hit start, dryer starts for a second & shuts off. Does it sound like the door switch? I don't want to break it off trying to check it.
Answer Hello Debbie,
This is the manuals' explaination of the door switch removal:
1. Disconnect the dryer from electrical supply, open the door and remove the top.
2. Disconnect the wires from the door switch.
3. Squeeze the release tabs on the ends of the switch and push it out the front.
My dryer will not start because it says the door is open, however the door is closed. How can I fix this problem?
Answer Hello Judd. Based on the information you provided, it sounds like the door switch 134813601 is bad and will need to be replaced on the unit.