Dryer Not Starting? Three Terminal Switch Testing, Repair

Dryer not starting? This video demonstrates how to test a three terminal switch on a gas or electric dryer. The start switch, door switch, and selector switch are commonly replaced parts for a dryer that isn’t starting.

Other commonly replaced parts for a dryer not starting are:

Thermal fuse
Drive motor
Drive belt
Thermal cut out fuse
Main control board

All of the information provided in this part testing video is applicable to the following brands: Amana, Frigidaire, GE, Kenmore, LG, Maytag, Roper, Samsung and Whirlpool.
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Whirlpool/ Kenmore Dryer with Lint Filter at Door:

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For additional repair advice and help finding your model number visit the repair help section of our website: Dryer repair help