Model #WED8500SR0 Whirlpool residential dryer

  • Top And Console Parts
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  • Cabinet Parts
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  • Bulkhead Parts
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  • Door Parts, Optional Parts (not Included)
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Question and Answers

Q:

Why won't my Whirlpool electric dryer start?

A:

Since you heard the click of the relay when start was pushed, the door switch is likely OK. It will triple beep because it was already programmed and start had already been pushed. The triple beep is normal to hear under those circumstances. The switch that turns the light ON and OFF is the one and only door switch.

I added an image with the wiring diagram for your specific model dryer.

The likely failure is one of the following components:

  1. an open thermal fuse
  2. an open belt switch or a broken belt
  3. a door switch failure when under a load.

The door switch still could be the cause of it not starting, to by pass the door switch for testing purposes only, jump the white and tan wire together. Now, sometimes the control board will need to see the door switch open between cycles too. Just for your information.

With the information and wiring diagram plus your electrical experience with a volt/ohm meter you should be able to find the failure.

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