Our Timer Knob does not advance. The Dryer keeps running and will not shut off because timer knob will not advance.
Also the dryer takes a long time to heat up. It will eventually heat up but it can take a couple hours before it heats up enough to dry.
Answer Hello Chris. If the heater is not working properly, it can cause the timer WE4M188 not to advance.
It sounds like the venting system is clogged or kinked. You will need to check the vent and clean it out. Be sure and clean the vent pipe and the dryer air duct assembly. If the air flow is not good, the unit will retain moist air causing the clothes not to dry. Try running the unit with the vent unhooked from the back of the dryer and see if the dryer works properly. Hope this helps.
The timer on my dryer times out to the off position using the timed dry settings. It will not time out in the automatic cottons or automatic permanent press positions. I tested the resistor and there is continuity. Is it the timer?
Answer Hello Eric. Contrary to popular belief, the heat in the dryer does not dry the clothes. The air flow does. The heat is an assistance to the air flow. The heat evaporates the moisture but the air flow carries the moisture away from the clothes. In light of this information, I would recommend that you check your exhaust duct to ensure that it's not crimped or too long and complicated. The shorter and straighter the exhaust is, the faster the clothes will dry, the lower the electric bill will be, and the longer the dryer will last. The timer is fine. The symptom that gives away the cause of the problem is the fact that the timer advances in the timed dry cycle. To assure yourself that this is in fact the issue, disconnect your exhaust duct and try any of the automatic cycles. The timer will advance after about 2 minutes because it's getting rid of the moisture which stops the timer when sensed. Sure hope this helps you!