What should I do if my dryer does not start?

If your dryer does not start, it might be due to one of the following reasons:

The start button needs to be pushed or turned for long enough to engage. Push or turn the start button and hold it for two seconds.

The cycle selector knob is not quite at the start position. To be sure it’s correctly positioned, simply turn the knob until the indicator is a little further into the cycle.

The dryer door is open. The door must be completely closed for the dryer to run.

The power cord may not be plugged in, or the connection may be loose. Check to be sure the plug fits tightly into the wall outlet.

Note: Do not use an extension cord.A fuse is blown in your home, or a circuit breaker tripped. If this is the case, reset the circuit breaker or replace the fuse (but do not increase the fuse capacity). If you have an overloaded circuit, contact a qualified electrician to correct it.

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