Why will my Whirlpool Duet dryer not start?

Why will 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 my dryer?

Many dryers are equipped with a reset button on the control panel. If the motor won’t run, let the dryer cool for about ten minutes. Then push the reset button. If there are no problems with the motor, switches, or electrical system, this should restart the dryer.

How do I know if my dryer thermal 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.

What causes a thermal fuse to go bad?

Clogged or restricted exhaust vent air flow is the most frequent cause of a thermal fuse blowing. Check the lint screen for lint or a build-up of debris that could be inhibiting air flow through the dryer. Check the flexible vent hose behind the dryer for kinks or clogs.