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    No Power to Clothes Dryer

    I have no power to my clothes dryer. Have done the following:

    1. Tested outlet. 240 volts good.
    2. Removed door switch, tested for continuity - good.
    3. Removed thermal fuse. Have not tested yet. But I taped the two leads together to bypass the fuse (I read this on the internet) and still no power/no light.

    No inside light, no power.

    Where do I go from here?

    Thanks in advance,

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    Check the transformer within the dryer for line and load side voltages.
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    Buy a new one..just went through the same thing.

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    Is there power at the panel where the power cord ties in to the dryer...

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    Check the pigtail where it goes in the back of the dryer I've seen a few of those get hot and melt.

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    BE CAREFUL electricity can kill you.

    check the pigtail where in enters the dryer. there should be a terminal block there.

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    Use the sun. Power should be around for a while. Seriously I too say check pig tail. I had to replace one. Hope you get it working.

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    Not sure of your electronics skill level but here it goes. I am not responsible for loss of life or property.

    first unplug the dryer.

    if you remove the rear main panel there will be a fuse link. They come in all shapes and sizes but as long as it a common name and made within the last 10 years it should be something like the on in the image attachment.

    if so, the safe way is to unplug the link and test it for continuity with a multimeter. You want 0 resistance. Hopefully you have a multimeter if you own a bass boat. Hopefully 2, one in the shop and one in the boat.

    The not so kosher way is to make sure the dryer is un plugged and unplug the resistor. Add a 10 amp blade fuse to the 2 spade lugs insulating each lug individually. Plug the dryer back in and try bump starting it. If it runs, replace the fuse with a legit part from the manufacturer.


    FWIW - that fuse is not a fuse at all. I think it's called a thermal overload resistor.

    Lastly, determine what caused the fuse to blow. It's very likely age or a simple surge. I have replaced several of these in the past. What I have usually found is the dryer vent was clogged either in the main tube or the flexible type leaving the dryer. Check all that, clean everything while the back is off.

    Good luck.
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    Unplug, check the pigtail terminal block. Frequent cause of no-run scenario.

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    Taped to the inside of the dryer is a wiring diagram, if you have a voltmeter and understand the diagram you can identify the problem quickly. If you do not I would highly recommend you call a professional or just buy a new dryer.
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    Thanks for the input. Lots to check. I do have a multimeter. Can't live without one if you own a boat!

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    Set the timer for 10 minutes...push the start Button
    Believe me, that could be the problem...
    I went over to my mother-in-laws to check the dryer,
    and she had forgotten you have to pust the start button...lol

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    Just did a service call for same problem where the dryer pigtail plugged in the wall outlet one side the outlet was not contacting the dryer pigtail. It was plugged in but inside the outlet it was not contacting the copper blade on the dryer pigtail.