My dryer was working fine prior to not working. My daughter put a load in the dryer and push the button to start it and nothing happened. I felt heat when the selector was on one of the cycles, but the tub was not spinning. I'm able to hear the timer ticking and the dryer isn't equipped with a light. I'm wondering if the push to start button element went bad.
Answer Charles, It doesn't sound like a failed start switch. It does sound more like a broken belt, or a defect in the motor. " I felt heat when the selector was on one of the cycles, but the tub was not spinning". There should be no heat in the dryer drum, unless the motor is running, this would indicate a broken belt, with the motor running, or a "stuck" centrifugal switch in the motor.
HOW TO MAKE SURE THE TIMER IS WORKING,WHEN I DO PUSH THE START BUTTON I GET NOTHING,OR DOES IT HAVE A THERMAL FUSE
Answer Dan, This dryer, being an electric dryer, does have a thermal fuse 3392519 located on the blower housing. If the fuse opens due to excessive heat, etc. the motor will not start or run. There is also a thermal fuse mounted on the heater assembly, but it only affects the heater.Start by checking the thermal fuse for a "closed" circuit with a multi meter.