Dryer timer seems to either get stuck or not run a proper cycle. Also, the cabinet top and front are getting hot when the dryer is not running. I unplugged it. What could be my problem?
ANSWER Hello Dave,
The heating element is shorted to ground, or the centrifugal switch is stuck, or the timer has stuck contacts. To test the timer, set the timer to the off position and unplug the unit. Test from the T terminal to the X terminal. This should read open. Now test from terminal C to terminal B. This should test open. Now test from terminal C to terminal A. This should also test open. If any of these show continuity, the timer W10185970 has stuck contacts. If they all test open, the timer is good and you should access the heating element to test it from either heater terminal to ground. This should read open. If it shows continuity, even with a resistance reading, the heating element 279838 is shorted to ground and will require replacement. If it reads open to ground, the centrifugal switch is stuck and the motor assembly 279827 is the cause of the issue and will require replacement.
Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com | Thursday, December 06, 2012