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Whirlpool Home Appliances

Not Starting or No Operation

 

Possible Solutions

Was the Start, Push to Start or Hold to Start button firmly pressed?

The Start, Push to Start, or Hold to Start button should be pressed and held for two to five seconds to start the dryer.

Has a household fuse blown or circuit breaker tripped?

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Electric dryers use 2 household fuses or circuit breakers. Make sure both fuses are intact and tight, or that both circuit breakers have not tripped. You can test the breaker by turning the breaker off and then back on. Replace the fuse(s) or reset the circuit breaker(s). If the problem continues, call an electrician.

Gas dryers use 1 household fuse or circuit breaker. Make sure it is intact and tight. You can test the breaker by turning the circuit breaker off and then back on. Replace the fuse(s) or reset the circuit breaker(s). If the problem continues, call an electrician.

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.

Is there clothing blocking the door?

Be sure that all clothing is inside the dryer. Push clothing back away from the door to avoid anything being caught in the door latch.

Was the correct cycle selected?

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

 

Still need help? Call or schedule service.

You may need assistance from a qualified technician. Call 1-866-698-2538 or click below to schedule an appointment.

 

 

 

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