My gas dryer will not turn on in any cycle. I tested the thermal fuse, door switch and the start button---all appear to be good---0 or very low ohms reading. I test the timer with the dryer unpluged and in a cycle between the BU and BK terminals and was good=0 and the Tan and White terminals = infinity. The one video I saw said that was then the reason and to replace the timer. Do you agree?
Answer Hello John,
You may want to do a continuity check on the thermal. The thermal would be the most likely part to fail and cause complete unit to not run. The T to W terminal is your motor circuit and would be open if the unit is not in operation. When you check the thermal fuse if you are using a digital ohm meter set it for audible tone. If you get audible then it is good, no audible it is bad.
dryer will not start when i turn the timer on there is alittle wheel on back of timer going round making clicking noise but nothing happens what could be my problem
Answer Bob, The timer sounds like it's working, so. Make sure you check and reset both brekers at the box. It could be you lost a power leg to the dryer,and the motor won't run. Also check for a faulty door switch 3406107, Make sure you can hear the switch "click" when you press and release the lever. You'll need to remove the front panel and check the thermal fuse 3392519 located on the blower housing. If it has an "open" circuit, it opens power to the motor and the dryer won't start.
My whirlpool dryer timer won't advance using the AccuDry Sensor Drying mode. On the other hand, the Timed Drying mode works just fine. There is heat when the dryer is on. What do I need to replace in order to fix it? Thank you....
Answer John, You may not need anything, first thing to do is disconnect the exhaust vent from the back of the dryer, clean as much of the debris out of the vent system in the wall, Run the dryer on an "accu dry " setting with the vent off and observe the timer to see if it advances. If it does you will need to clean the exhaust vent sytem. Thanks and Good Luck
Dryer comes on and stays on for about two minutes. Then buzzer sounds and dryer turns off. You can turn the timer to one certain spot and it will stay on for about ten minutes at the time before shutting off. This seems like it has to be the timer to me.
Answer Hi Chris. Has your timer knob been off and possibly been put on upside down? Is the dryer abnormally hot above the center of the sides/top and overheating the motor? It will momentarily shut off the motor and then restart when the motor overload resets itself. The vent system needs to be cleaned along with the outside vent hood/cap operating properly. If all of this is OK, then replace the timer part # is 3406725. Thank you.
Unit does come on, but timer seems to be stuck in same position, and also no heat.
Answer Hello Abby. You will need to fix the heating issue to see if the timer is working. You will need to test the thermal fuses W10423382 and the flame sensor 338906 and make sure they are good. They should read closed for continuity. Also, check the igniter 279311 and make sure it is getting hot enough to light the gas. Here is a link on how to use a multi-meter for the testing procedures. Hope this helps. http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/oven-repair-including-ranges-cooktops/4810-how-check-continuity-ohmmeter.html