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Thread: Dryer wont start! (it starts, but, as soon as the button is released, it stops!!)

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    Dryer wont start! (it starts, but, as soon as the button is released, it stops!!)

    I have a Moffat clothes dryer and it wasnt drying very well (it took two whole cycles to dry a batch of clothes) so I took it apart and found out that the back end of the drum was clogged, and the vent going outside was also pretty clogged.

    This is the second time I take it apart, first time was because a bushing of some sort was gone and it was squeaking. When i put it back together the first time it gave me the same problem, i wasnt able to keep the dryer running, when i started it, as soon as I let go of the start button, it would shut off. I fixed it by taking it apart, finding no problems, putting it back together! I didnt do anything and it fixed itself! This time, everything I try wont let it start by itself...

    What could be the problem?

    if i close the door it starts but doesnt stay on...

    if i open the door it doesnt even start

    so im guessing that switch is still good..... what do you think?

    here are some pictures that could aid in finding the problem:

    To view all the pics in a gallery:
    http://img213.imageshack.us/gal.php?g=dryer014lc8.jpg


    or seperately....
    http://img213.imageshack.us/my.php?i...ryer014lc8.jpg
    http://img213.imageshack.us/my.php?i...ryer013ld0.jpg
    http://img213.imageshack.us/my.php?i...ryer012ke5.jpg
    http://img213.imageshack.us/my.php?i...ryer010tb9.jpg
    http://img213.imageshack.us/my.php?i...ryer008ip0.jpg
    http://img213.imageshack.us/my.php?i...ryer003am3.jpg
    http://img213.imageshack.us/my.php?i...ryer001em6.jpg


    Thanks everyone!

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    hang up the clothes and use a blowtorch!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2k1Toaster View Post
    hang up the clothes and use a blowtorch!!!
    nooooooo

    seriously,,,, ideas?

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    that is usually a safety feature take it apart and put it back together again! Do it right this time!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Genesisfactor View Post
    that is usually a safety feature take it apart and put it back together again! Do it right this time!!
    but there are no sensors for the dryer to actually know that.... i dont think thats the answer

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    just forget about.

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    i'd love to see the install pics!

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    What's this?
    It looks like some kind of a door sensor.

    Barring that, it sounds like some kind of relay is not closing. When you hit the start button, it probably closes some kind of a relay that handles the big power requirement of the motor and heater element. It sounds like that relay doesn't latch closed when you let go of the button.
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    Well depending on the dryer it either has a temperature sensor or a moisture sensor. This tells the dryer when its time to turn off (or when it thinks the clothes are dry). Im guessing yours is faulty or you have a short and its causing it to turn off immediately.

    See if you can dig up a manual for it and see where it is and test it out... Or pay a repairman.
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