dryer not starting but clicking GEW9250PWO

? my dryer want start when u push the start button,but it makes a clicking sound.





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I am not sure what the clicking noise will be but you need to check the usual suspects. The thermo fuse is located on the air duct at the front of the dryer. You have to remove the front bottom panel and look around behind the front air duct to see the white thermo fuse. This is the most likely cause for your problem. To test the thermo fuse unplug the dryer, remove one of the wires and test it for continuity with an ohmmeter. If it is open replace the fuse and check to make sure the vent isn’t clogged because a clogged vent will cause the fuse to blow.

If that isn’t the problem test the door switch. With the door closed, the wires pulled off of the switch and the dryer disconnect there should be continuity across the switch. If not replace the switch.

Thank you,
Shawn/administrator

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Clicking noise at start up on my dryer
by: Anonymous

I too have a clicking noise before my dryer starts up. I've moved the dryer to another location and it works fine. So I moved the dryer back home and it does the clicking noise again before it starts up. (I've also replaced the computer board thinking that was the problem.) I've had 3 electrcians do their tests on the power coming into the house and to the dryer, and they all say the power is fine.
What is the problem?

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by: Shawn/admin

If you moved your dryer to another location and it works then I have to say you have an electrical problem with your house wiring.

I have had some disputes with electricians before when there is a loose connection. They say the problem is the appliance and I say it is in the house wiring. Typically what the case will be is the voltage will test fine when the dryer isn’t trying to run so the electrician tells the customer to call me. I go and again the voltage checks fine when the dryer isn’t connected. But if you test voltage when at the same time as you are trying to start the dryer you may see the voltage drop and the dryer will not start. Try this and if you see the voltage drop you know the problem is in the house wiring. Typically it will be a loose connection.

Clicking noise at start up on my dryer
by: Anonymous

Thank you for your suggestion.
I too thought the problem was the house wiring, and that's why I've had the 3 electricians come out. They have all checked the wiring and connections, and vow that it's not the house. I've even asked one of them to run a "temporary" set of wires from the breaker pannel to the dryer to check it, and they don't seem very keen to do this. I appreciate your help,
Tiina

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by: Shawn/admin

Call the electricians back and ask them if they tested voltage under a load. What I mean by this is did they check voltage when you are (at the same time) trying to make the dryer run. If not get them to come back and do so. I just can?t tell you to do any test on the dryer because you say it works fine at another location, which tells me the dryer is fine.


Let us know how it goes.

Clicking noise at start up on my dryer
by: Anonymous

Hi Shawn,
I spoke to the last electrician and verified he actually was looking at his meter to see if the amps dropped when he was pressing the button to start machine. He said the amps were perfectly steady; no drop in amps at all.
Hummmmm.
Any other idea's?
T

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by: Shawn/admin

If you give me the model number I may be able to tell you what parts to check but I am afraid it will not do any good if the dryer works fine in another home.

Do you have a meter and know how to use it?

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