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FIXED Whirlpool Dryer WED4815EW1 won't start

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ez2beme

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Model Number
WED4815EW1
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Age
1-5 years
dried 1 load wouldn't start on the next load push the start button and nothing
 

Jake

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Ok, so its only starting when it cools down?

If that's the case, then unplug the dryer and open it up and remove the drum and vacuum all the lint inside the dryer, some of the lint might be clogging the motor vent and making the dryer motor overheat and not come on load after load.

Do you know how to remove the drum?

Jake
 

ez2beme

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thanks for the quick reply to answer your question Jake no I do not know how to remove a drum. I think what happened was that the wife opened the door to soon if that's possible. As long as its starting I'm not going to consider removing the drum just yet! but if it happens again I will be removing the drum.
 

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Ok, got it!

Just let us know if you need to remove the drum.:)

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Ok, did you ohm test your door switch for continuity?

Here's the door switch for your model:
Door Switch WPW10237959



I don't see a belt switch on this model.

Jake
 

ez2beme

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thought I would post an update. The door latch switch got here a couple of days ago. And of course that was what the problem was. But the chain is only as strong as the weakest link. But at this point I have strengthened three weakest links. But you know Jake maybe the next time I might have to remove drum but not this time. Thanks for the help
 

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Excellent, glad to hear the new door latch switch fixed it.(y)

Thanks for the update!

Jake
 
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