The timer on my dryer at first stopped just before it gets to the cool down cycle, then it stopped turning. The drum kept turning and it heated Ok. So I got the timer from you and changed it, it was easy enough to do. But that didn't solve the problem. What else can I check or try?
Answer EJS, Try this, select a timed dry selection and allow the dryer to run and shut off, If all checks and operates proper, the timer is not the issue. Since the motor runs and the heater produces heat, those are probably not the issue either. So we're looking for an air flow issue, clogged vent, clogged lint filter or blower, or a weak hi limit thermostat 279816 or regulating thermostat 694674. In an "auto" cycle, if the heat isn't correct, the timer won't advance, so a themostat or clogged vent could be creating the issue.
Dryer stopped and I can hear noise in the top piece where knobs are like timer is running but when door is closed nothing is happening, no spinning, no heat, nothing?
You will want to test the thermal fuse on the blower if the unit does not even try to start. A blown thermal fuse 3392519 will cause this issue and if it is blown then you will need to replace the fuse and check the venting from the blower wheel to the outside of the home.
Hi, My timer does not advance in the very dry setting. The timed dry setting dose and so dose tumble dry. Do I need to replace the timer?
Answer Hello Elaine,
The problem is most likely the exhaust duct. You see, the moisture sensor will continue to sense the moisture from the clothes if the back pressure from the exhaust duct is too high. The pressure that cannot escape through the exhaust will blow past the felt drum seals and gets recirculated across the clothes, and the moisture sensors. When this happens, the unit sees the moisture and discontinues the progression of the dry cycle. This causes the unit to run for a very long time and the clothes will still not seem to be drying. Of course the timed dry will cycle off because the moisture sensor is not used, but instead the timed dry is just that.....timed. After the preset time passes, the timer will time out.
DO NOT use plastic pipe, foil pipe, or flexible plastic pipe, because it contributes to poor drying performance and collects lint, which can lead to a fire hazard. To identify flexible foil or plastic duct, pinch the coils of the duct between your fingers. If the coils can be brought together, do not use the duct. Use rigid or semi-rigid metal duct and exhaust the dryer to the outside by the shortest route possible. For the best exhaust system • Locate dryer so exhaust duct is as short as possible. • Verify old ducts are cleaned before installing new dryer. • Use 4" diameter rigid metal duct. • Use as few elbows as possible. • Use duct tape on all joints. Dryer exhaust duct MUST NOT terminate under the home. Do not use plastic or thin foil flexible ducting.
Dryer will run through all timer settings however it will not shut off. Is the timer what I need to replace/
Answer Rex, If the dryer stops when you open the loading door, while the dryer is running, then , Yes, the timer is the issue 3976568 and will need to be replaced. Thanks and Good Luck