dryer would not start

ApplianceWhirlpool Dryer


Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Nutdriver

Nancy From Camden, ME

Feb 15, 2014

I watched the videos associated with the parts. They were easy to understand and I could follow the steps without difficulty. I replaced both the cycling thermostat and thermal fuse. Separately, I also replaced the "push-to-start" switch. Dryer would still not start. I called the repairman. Problem turned out to be a loose wire that had shorted out in the electrical bar near the "push-to-start" switch. All parts I replaced are determined to be good and will be tried next time I experience the dryer "not starting".

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Cycling Thermostat

Part Number: PS344510

In Stock

Thermal Fuse

Part Number: PS345113

In Stock