Why does my Whirlpool Duet dryer not start?

Why does my Whirlpool Duet dryer not start?

An open thermal fuse or broken belt will cause the dryer not to start. It is not likely the belt broke but the thermal fuse is certainly a possibility and I am including in the images below how to access and check the thermal fuse on most Whirlpool Duet dryers. Remember to unplug the dryer first.

Is there a reset button on a Whirlpool Duet dryer?

If your Whirlpool dryer displays a “PF” error code, indicating a recent power failure, the dryer will need to be reset and restarted. This is done by pressing “Start” for a few seconds to restart the dryer.

How do you troubleshoot a Whirlpool Duet dryer?

How to Troubleshoot a Whirlpool Duet Electric DryerInspect household fuses or breakers. Replace blown fuses or reset tripped breakers. Close the dryer door firmly. The dryer will not operate if the door is ajar.Press and hold the “Start” button for five seconds. Large loads require holding the button in for a longer period of time.

How do I know if my dryer fuse is blown?

How to Tell if a Thermal Fuse is BlownUnplug your dryer and ensure it is no longer connected to the gas or electric.Locate the thermal fuse, as above.Disconnect the thermal fuse from the wires.Test the fuse with a multimeter.If the needle on your multimeter does not move, your thermal fuse is blow.

Why is my tumble dryer not heating up?

In many cases, if your dryer is not heating it’s because the heater fuse has tripped or the thermal overload has cut out. These appliances frequently have mechanisms to prevent them from overheating and catching fire. You can reset these mechanisms yourself simply by pressing a button.

How do I know if my dryer thermostat is bad?

When a dryer thermostat goes bad, a variety of symptoms can emerge.Not Heating Enough. Thermostats are vital to the proper functioning of clothes dryers. Overheating. Overheating is essentially the opposite problem of a dryer that doesn’t heat enough. Not Starting. Running Nonstop.

What does it mean when your dryer blows out cold air?

One of the most common reasons your tumble dryer decides to blow out cold air instead of hot is, rather ironically, because it has overheated. If your tumble dryer does not have a reset button it is likely you will need to replace your thermostat and thermal overload cut-out (TOC).