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If an electric dryer starts but then stops before the load is dry, a clogged exhaust vent may have caused the dryer to overheat and trip the thermal fuse. For electric and gas dryers that use a motor relay, the dryer may start when you press the push-to-start switch but then stop when you release that switch.
How do you know if your dryer switch is bad?
As a safety feature, the dryer will not work with an open door. When the switch is broken, it is unable to tell the control panel the door is shut, so the dryer will not turn on. The only way to tell if the switch is faulty is to take it out of the dryer and test it with a multimeter.
Why would a dryer suddenly stop working?
Common dryer issues include a faulty door switch or start switch and control problems such as a broken dryer timer or faulty electronic control board: If the drum light doesn’t turn off, a failed door switch is the likely reason the dryer won’t start. A blown thermal fuse often prevents an electric dryer from starting.
Why is my dryer shutting off mid cycle?
As for what made your dryer overheat and stop mid-cycle, the most common culprit is lint. If you are not in the habit of cleaning your lint filter, you should be. Letting it just build up means lint escapes into the exhaust hose and possibly the vent in your home. This holds that moist, hot air and restricts the flow.
Many dryers are equipped with a reset button on the control panel.
Many dryers are equipped with a reset button on the control panel. If the motor won’t run, let the dryer cool for about ten minutes. Then push the reset button. If there are no problems with the motor, switches, or electrical system, this should restart the dryer.
Where is the dryer reset button?
Why does my dryer shut off after a few seconds?
Lint sometimes gets into the vent tubing and can clog it over time, causing a fire hazard. A clogged vent tube may also make the dryer overheat, which shuts the dryer down, thanks to a thermal fuse that helps prevent hazards.
Since the motor stops running when the start button is released, it indicates that you have one of these 3 failures: and switch the motor and heater relay to see if the dryer will stay running. If it does, then you just need to order and replace the bad relay.
Why won’t my Gege dryer stay on?
GE/Hotpoint dryers have a belt break switch that stops the dryer if the belt is broken. The drum will turn while the start button is pressed but the motor will not stay on. In this case, the cure is pretty painless: replace the belt. If your belt isn’t broken, then check the continuity of the belt break switch, located beside the motor.
Why does my Kenmore dryer belt keep coming off?
Dryer belt coming off the drum: this was easily identified as NOT being the cause of the problem by just checking if the drum was turning while holding the start button. The dryer is not leveled: it was! The dryer vent is blocked: it was as clean as it can get! Faulty door latch: I could not find anything wrong with it!