Model #WED5840SW0 WHIRLPOOL Residential Dryer

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My WED5840SW0 spins, but will not heat. Can you help with order of troubleshooting? WED5840SW0 Whirlpool Residential dryer

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Sherman_G_Wallace -
Sears Technician
May 14, 2014
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Dryer won't START

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It can be very aggravating when your dryer will not start. I did some research and provided a link to a similar question and answer on our site. I hope this will shed a little more light on the issue until the Expert responds to your question in more detail within 24 to 48 hours.

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Julio -
April 02, 2013
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Hi,

Thanks for contacting ManageMyLife. I understand how frustrating it is having trouble with your appliance not working.

In the timed dry cycle, do you hear the timer motor running?  Without pressing the start switch and the door closed this is a complete timer circuit and power applied so it should run the timer motor.  I believe it is the relay in the console at the start switch is faulty, but you will need a multimeter to verify the part before ordering it.   Another possibility is the thermal fuse sensing a clogged vent or lint screen and open up and needs to be replaced.  Test the relay and / or fuse by setting dryer on timed dry and closing the door and press AND hold the start switch in, Does the motor try to run?  Unplug the dryer and remove the large rear cover and locate the thermal fuse on the blower housing.  Remove the light blue wires and place then together as in the picture and then try to start the dryer.  No luck means the relay is the problem.  Here is the thermal fuse link.  

Please feel free to let me know if you need further assistance. We are always here to help.

Thank you for using ManageMyLife.com.

Bill

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Bill__W -
Sears Technician
April 03, 2013
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Cutoff Tml Whirlpool WED5840SW0

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I think its great that you are wanting to do some repairs on your own and I will be happy to help. I did some research and I was able to find a link that will guide you with your project. I am also adding a second link in where you can find information about parts. If you do not feel confident with these repairs I am adding a third link in where you can set service to have a certified technician fix your dryer. I hope this helps with you repairs while you wait for your expert response.

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Joseph P. -
October 22, 2012
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Not seeing any links.

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Chris -
October 23, 2012
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Hi,

Thank you for your question, and I would like to answer the question this way.
You have ordered the thermal fuse kit and the kit goes on the heat tube where the heating element is located. The thermostat you are talking about goes on the blower housing and should have red and red-white wires and two violet wires on it. This is the operating thermostat.
see the pictures below

I hope this is helpful. If I may be of further assistance please include more details in a reply to this entry below.
Thank you for using Manage My Life.

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Bill__W -
Sears Technician
October 24, 2012
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Forgot to say the fuse kit 279816 and the operating thermostat is 831868, in case you cannot see the pictures,

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Bill__W -
Sears Technician
October 24, 2012
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