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Not Starting
Whirlpool Electric Dryer




Learn How To Fix A Not Starting Whirlpool 29 Inch Electric Dryer

In this not starting Whirlpool electric dryer page you will find the videos that will show you the parts that you will need to check when your Whirlpool 29 inch electric dryer is not starting. Make sure that you watch the videos a few times until you know how to check & replace the parts. 

Voltages at the terminal block

The first thing that you will need to check when your Whirlpool 29 inch electric dryer won't start, are the voltages coming from the wall outlet to the terminal block in the dryer. The not starting Whirlpool electric dryer video below will show you how to properly check the voltages at the terminal block.

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How to check the voltages at the terminal block

The power cord

If you get the right voltages at the terminal block, that means that the power cord is working properly. If you don't get the right voltages at the terminal block you will need to disconnect the dryer from the wall outlet and check the power cord for continuity.

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How to check the 3 prongs power cord     How to check the 4 prongs power cord

Taking apart the dryer

One of the first things that you will need to learn how to do properly to be able to fix a not starting Whirlpool electric dryer is how to take the dryer apart and how to put it back together again properly.

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How to take apart the dryer properly

The door switch

The door switch is a safety device that prevent the dryer from starting or running if the door is open. The purpose of the door switch is to stop the dryer motor from running if someone opens the dryer door. After the door is opened you will have to close the door and push on the start button to get the dryer running. A bad door switch could be the cause why your dryer is not starting. The not starting Whirlpool electric dryer video below will show you how to do this repair properly.

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How check & replace the door switch

The thermal fuse

The thermal fuse is a safety device use to blow and open the circuit to the motor to stop the dryer from running if the temperature inside of the dryer drum surpass the maximum temperature temperature assign to the operating thermostat. A blown thermal fuse could be the reason why your Whirlpool 29 inch electric dryer is not starting.

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How to check & replace the thermal fuse

The start switch

The star switch is used to start the dryer running after selecting the cycle that you want to use to dry your clothes. There are 2 types of start switches in the Whirlpool 29 inch electric dryer.

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The start switches     

The motor

The motor is one of the most important parts in the dryer. If the motor do not run, the dryer is dead and it will not start. The motor in your Whirlpool 29 inch electric dryer have 2 jobs to do. The first job of the motor is to make the dryer drum tumble and the second job is to complete the heating element circuit so the dryer could heat up.

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How check the motor         How to replace the motor

The timer

The timer is the brain of the dryer. It uses contacts to turn on the motor, the heating element etc. If the contacts are burned out the dryer could fail to complete the motor circuit and the dryer will fail to start. View the not starting Whirlpool electric dryer videos a few times until you know how the repairs are done.

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How check & replace the timer 





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