Jan 122011

There are several factors that could cause a dryer to not tumble.
Here are several possibilities.

-Thermal fuse is bad
-Bad power to the dryer
-Dryer belt is broken
-Start switch is bad

To make accurate test some times a volt meter is worth having,if you plan to to repair many more appliances it may be worth investing in a cheap one from a local hardware store. Dryers especially are relatively simple to test using a meter.

When the fuse reads open it will stop supply voltage from reaching the motor. This fuse will usually fail when a overheat condition occurs. If you have found the dryer thermal fuse open investigate why the fuse has tripped.

Bad power to the unit will stop the drum from turning,with a volt meter ensure the washer has proper supply voltage.

Determining if the belt is broken is fairly simple open the top of the dryer and peek in. If there is not belt around the drum you found the issue.

When you press start and hear nothing you have a voltage or start switch issue. Like stated previously the thermal fuse will take the voltage to the motor out of the equation. By using the multimeter ohm setting you can ohm the start switch out and ensure there is some resistance.
If you hear the motor running and the drum is not turning the belt is broken.

Jan 122011

Dryer will run for a minute then shuts down and error E02 appears.

Error code E02 on a Whirlpool Kenmore and Maytag dryer has a faulty thermistor. Where is it and how do I replace it you ask.

Here is how, remove the lower access panel. The lower front panel of the dryer is held on by several either ¼ inch or torx screws.

Once removed to make the process easier,well to get your hands in and work.. You need to remove the lint filter housing To do so remove the few ¼ inch screws that hold it to the blower housing. Once off you will see the thermistor located on the top of the blower house assembly. Remove the screws that hold it down and it will lift up and out. Replace with a new part and reassemble the unit.

Run a short test cycle and you should be in business.

The tech sheet is located on the side panel it has all of the dryers error codes and technical documentation all appliances have them for service related problems, they should be left in place in case a appliance service technician does happen to  need to visit the unit.