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What to check if your dryer will not start

Is the door firmly closed/latched?

Your dryer door may not be fully closed. It may look shut, but may not be latched. Push on the door to engage the latch or latches. Some models have an upper and lower latch. Both latches must be secure for the dryer to run.

Was the correct cycle selected?

The Cycle Control knob must be set on a Automatic Dry, Accudry or Time Dry cycle (on some models).  The dryer will not start if set on the Wrinkle ShieldTM option. 

Is the controls locked status light on (some models)?

If the Controls Locked status light is on, press and hold the Cycle Signal button for three seconds. This will turn off the Controls Locked feature.

Was the start, push to start or hold to start button firmly pressed?

Large loads may require the Start, Push to Start, or Hold to Start button to be pressed and held for two to five seconds.