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Old 02-02-2011, 06:25 PM   #1
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My dryer was working fine I started the load then like 10 mins later it stopped and we don't know why. We tried turning the switch but nothing happened. We know its not the power supply because we checked it with a meter and power was flowing just fine. Would anybody know what would be the reason my dryer isn't wanting to start at all. If so that would be great.

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Old 02-03-2011, 10:57 AM   #2
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Possibly the door switch, which you can check with an ohm meter.

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Well how many ohm's should it be putting out? I think when it was checked lastnight that it was concidered not to be the door switch but I'm starting to get stressed because my baby is due any day now and I've got to wash all of his clothes and materials.
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It's not going to "put out" ohms, but with the power shut off, and the switch disconnected from the circuit, it should have continuity when depressed, and no continuity when released.
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Old 02-03-2011, 12:00 PM   #5
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Oh my bad I should have remembered that. I will check in a lil bit to see luckly I have my meter from tech school. Give me a min to check it and see what it does.
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Ok well its not the door switch. It had continuity when it was shut and nothing when it was open. So now what?
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Ok well its not the door switch. It had continuity when it was shut and nothing when it was open. So now what?
Is there any sound at all when the door is closed and the start button is pressed?

Did you try a different cycle?

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Well, the door switch is not an uncommon problem, and easy enough to check, so good to have that out of the way, but now you need to provide more details. For starters... Brand? Gas or electic? and How did you check the power? If it is electric, did you check both hot legs?
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Yes I've tried a different cycle and nothing. And as far as making a noise when I turn the switch is a no there is no noise to be heard. I just don't get why it was working fine then 10 mins later it stoped and won't start back up.
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Is it a gas or electric drier?
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Its a frigidaire electric commercial heavy duty drum light dryer. We checked the outlet plug and it had good power supply. Both power legs?
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You have a question mark after both power legs. Are you not understanding, you need 110 volts x 2 legs, for your drier to run.

CHeck your breakers to see if there has been one that tripped.

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You will have to excuse me I'm very blond when it comes to this stuff. Not very smart when it comes to electical things. And I meant *both hot legs?*
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That being said this conversation could go a few different direction....LOL, but seriously, check you breakers, sounds like you tripped a breaker, do you know how to check breakers?

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Ok went and checked the breakers and they were all on. So that's not it. And as far as hot legs go give me a sec on those.

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