Model #WED8300SW0 WHIRLPOOL Residential Dryer

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Q:

wed8300sw0 is there a door to bypass doorswitch so i can wash my clothes?

A:

Thank you for your question and I understand your concern.

I'm a little confused; you provided a model number of a dryer but you mentioned you can't wash clothes. If in fact the dryer is the problem, I must assume it will not start. The door switch is a possibility but there could be many other reasons why the dryer will not start.

Since you did not indicate any fault codes, it could have a faulty thermal fuse preventing the dryer from starting. The thermal fuse is more likely to fail than the door switch. I recommend accessing and testing the thermal fuse for continuity with an Ohm meter.

I added a YouTube video showing how to test the thermal fuse. I also added an image below with the diagnostic procedures.

If you do not feel confident repairing this problem yourself, then you can have it repaired at your home by a Sears technician. Here is a link for the website: Sears Home Services .

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Joey S -
Sears Technician
May 19, 2012
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Jim: To by pass the door switch, connect the White wire to Blue wire with the white stripe to see if the dryer will start.

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Joey S -
Sears Technician
May 19, 2012
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Jim: Great news. Thanks for using Manage My Life.

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Joey S -
Sears Technician
May 19, 2012
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Why does my Whirlpool Duet Sport dryer model WED8300SW0 click to start and then turn off?

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Since you hear a click on the control you may not have a problem with the main CCU or the user interface control board. This dryer has diagnostic tests that can be performed to help you diagnose the cause of this problem. I provided the technical information for diagnostics on this dryer in the images below. The first step in troubleshooting this problem is to enter the diagnostic test mode and check for saved or active fault codes as shown below. This may point you in the direction of your failure. You can check the door switch in this mode. If the door switch in the diagnostic test is okay I recommend checking the belt on the dryer to see if it is broken. The motor will not run if the belt is broken. The second image below shows access information. Unplug the dryer and remove the top panel to check the dryer belt. If it is broken then replacing it will likely fix this dryer problem. If the belt is okay then you can continue with the troubleshooting tests shown in the first image below. NOTE: This information is intended for technicians. Follow electrical safety guidelines when using this information. Unplug the dryer to disconnect electrical power when accessing internal components. Internal metal edges in the dryer can be sharp. Protective gloves are recommended.

These tips should help you determine the cause of your dryer problem. If you need more help, resubmit your question with additional details.

If you do not feel confident repairing this problem yourself, then you can have it repaired at your home by a Sears technician. Here is a link for the website: Sears Home Services .

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Lyle W -
Sears Technician
February 09, 2010

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