Why does my Whirlpool dryer not start?

Why does my Whirlpool dryer not start?

The thermal fuse is the most common problem with Whirlpool dryers not running. The thermal fuse cuts the dryer off in the event it overheats. So if your thermal fuse is bad you should check the vent. To check the thermal fuse, first unplug dryer and remove back.

Is it safe to run a dryer without a thermal fuse?

Operating a dryer with a bypassed thermal fuse is both unnecessary and unsafe, so a bypass should only be done long enough to troubleshoot a potential problem. Even short usage without a thermal fuse in place could result in irreparable damage to the appliance or injury to yourself.

Where is the fuse located on a Whirlpool dryer?

Remove the back access panel on the dryer, and look for the exhaust duct near the bottom of the unit. The thermal fuse is either circular or oblong, often white plastic with black material in the center and two wire leads. The thermal fuse is mounted on the exhaust duct.

How do you run a diagnostic on a Whirlpool Duet dryer?

press and hold for three seconds, release for three seconds; press and hold for three seconds. You’ll know you’ve entered diagnostic mode because all the indicators on the console will light up for five seconds and you’ll see the code “88” in the Estimated Time Remaining display.