When I set the timer for a specific time or auto` and then push the start button, there is a strange (buzzing) sound, and the unit will not start.
Answer Hello Dick. Try turning the drum as you press the button with the door switch taped closed. If the unit starts and runs, the motor is bad and will need to be replaced. If the buzzing is from the timer, it may be bad. Also, make sure the door switch and thermal fuse is good on the unit. You can test this with a multi-meter TJMA-DMT3. 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
How do you test the timer on this unit or can you jump it to see if heater will work and that it is the timer that is your problem?
Answer Hello Quinn. It is best to check and see if the timer is sending power to the heater. If not, it is bad and will need to be replaced.
Brought an estate dryer about 2 years ago dryer stopped will not start or run. Replaced the start button and checked all the other parts I do hve voltage don't want to buy new parts if I don't need them. Please advise
You will want to test the thermal fuse on the unit to ensure that it is good. A bad thermal fuse will cause the unit to not operate. Also check the door switch to ensure that the door switch has continuity. If no continuity with the door closed then the switch is bad. Also test to make sure that the motor is getting power. This would be checked with the start switch pushed and checking from blue on the motor to W/red. If there is power present then the motor is bad and would need to be replaced.
Dryer stops in mid cycle. Checked fuse, door switch, and start button. Could it be the timer stopping it from working?
Answer Hello Chuck. If the unit has to cool down to restart, you will need to replace the motor. If it does not, then yes, the timer could be the issue.
Is there a way to check a timer to see if its bad before buyin a new one?
Answer Hello James. If the timer is not advancing, you can test for power to the timer motor and if it is there, you will need to replace the timer in the unit. You can test this with a multi-meter TJMA-DMT3. 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
Where are thermal fuses located on an estate dryer?
Answer Hello James. The thermal fuse is located on the blower housing assembly of the unit.
My Estate gas dryer will not start. I opened the back panel to see if there was a reset switch but could not find anything. There is no sound when I push the start button. Not sure what part to get not sure if it is the timer or something please if anyone could help thank you.
You will want to check your door switch and dryer thermal fuses for continuity. When you check the door switch, the door will need to be closed. If the door switch does not have continuity then the switch is bad and needs to be replaced. The thermal fuse should always have continuity. If not then it is bad and needs to be replaced. You can test this with a multi-meter TJMA-DMT3. 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