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